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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  • Lake Louise to Jasper, from Goddard. I'm a huge tier is piled up, and the glacier is impressive. You can do a lot, you can go far closer to the light only we can take the next time you would like to see even more close.
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  • Really inevitable road for the beauty of its landscapes (especially when it snowed a few days before) Attention in times of snow because there is relief
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  • We drove down the Icefields Parkway in October 2017. The views are awesome and the route is great. But when the snow starts falling during the winter, the roads can become literaly an icefield. So, be...  more »

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