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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  • On many parts it is breath taking. We went from Lake Louise to Jasper this afternoon and we were just so awestruck with the grandeur of these mountains and glaciers. Not to be missed.  more »
  • Heading from lake Louise back to Edmonton we took the scenic route and it was well worth it. The sun was coming over the mountains illuminating the peaks and trees as you wind your way through the pas...  more »
  • What a joy to be able to post a completely unreserved five star review. Travel from Jasper to Banff along the Icefields Parkway and your mind and spirits will be lifted to a completely new level. This...  more »

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