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Bow Valley Parkway, Banff
(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Drive on Bow Valley Parkway, a scenic section of the Trans-Canada Highway that takes travelers from Lake Louise to Banff. Cycle or drive on the narrow, winding path, and you might spot coyotes, elks, wolves, grizzlies, and bighorn sheep. Numerous viewpoints and interpretive spots offer picturesque vistas of the wildlife-rich Bow Valley, rocky cliffs, and evergreen forests. This road provides access to many hiking trails and scenic spots, such as Johnston Canyon and Moraine Lake. Arrange your visit to Bow Valley Parkway and discover more family-friendly attractions in Banff using our Banff trip itinerary builder.
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  • Must do. I lived in Banff!Bring a picnic and have cameras ready . Go to the Banff information center and ask for maps or details of the highway. Campgrounds on the highway too! Pick their brain! Johns...  more »
  • Morning drive through on way to Johnston canyon, very scenic with the snow. Spotted some wild life, worth getting off the highway for a drive through and taking photos.. 
  • Well worth a drive with several places to stop for great views and photo opportunities. A lot of snow around in November & enough to make a snowman and have a snowball fight....Family fun!