Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

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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. To visit Bow Valley Parkway and get the most from your holiday in Banff National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Banff National Park trip builder app .
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  • Very, very scenic driveway! We loved it, spectacular in both directions. Don' miss Morants Curve. Take a break and wait for the next train!  more »
  • This is a gorgeous road that parallels the main highway to Lake Louise. Many opportunities for wildlife sightings!  more »
  • We were excited to see how they ate bears (powered by naturalists). Despite rigorous silence, the bears did not appear. A penalty. Without this add-on, the visit is very poor.
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