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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  • I like bow Valley Park Wave for a nice short afternoon drive there is some nice views and places to stop for a bite to eat, this road is nestled in the mountains adjacent to the trans-canada highway.  more »
  • From fabulous views and incredible wildlife this is a must. If driving at dusk or dawn the wildlife is plentiful. This includes black bears, grizzly bears, elk and deer.  more »
  • Drove up and down the parkway in February. The scenery was amazing with snow capped peaks and tall pines. This parkway takes u to the Johnston canyon. It has very less traffic and I would not recommen...  more »
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