Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

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Take a drive on Icefields Parkway, a scenic Albertan road that connects Lake Louise with the town of Jasper. Built in 1940 and stretching for 230 km (140 mi), the highway runs along the Continental Divide and boasts stunning natural scenery. Among many scenic vistas, you can admire the vast Columbia Icefield and its array of glaciers, as well as the vibrant turquoise waters of lakes Bow and Peyto. Enjoy the views of imposing mountaintops, stop to see two picturesque cascades, and even spot a bear, elk, or moose along the way. Plan to see Icefields Parkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Banff National Park online day trip planner .
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  • We would recommend the glacier and skywalk tour. It was brilliant. The scenery was beautiful and the bus guides informative. Don’t forget to wrap up warm on the ice field as it is extremely cold and t...  more »
  • The highway drive starting at Lake Louise and ending in the town of Jasper has I think the best combination of overall scenery combined with easy accessibility if one is driving. There are a few short...  more »
  • We drove through here in May from Jasper to Lake Louise. There is plenty of opportunities to stop and pull over so you can take in the amazing scenery. So many things to see and do along the way. The ...  more »
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