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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  • From Banff to Jasper, you empalagaras the enjoyment of travel this road you won't want to never finish
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  • The feeling is indescribable, if you drive the Icefields Parkway along: a lone Highway, left and right only mountains and glaciers, and a small lake, and these great landscape to do so. Simply great!
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  • Travelled from Banff to Jasper and return over the past weekend. The road is in great shape and well maintained, quodos to the road team that works hard to keep the parkway open. While most of the off...  more »
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