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Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

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Scenic Drive
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 National Park using our Banff National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • It's a less frequented spot not as touristy. Nice walks,, not much wildlife about. Early in morning best times for animal spotting. Great waterfalls and awesome piteresque vista. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • If you want to experience nature, try driving on the Bow Valley parkway from Banff National park to Lake Louise. I drove on this scenic road during the winter and it was worth every second of it. Ther...  more »
  • The Johnston Canyon along Bow Valley Parkway a must see stop.Its easy to find and offers great waterfalls and a few friendly squirrels..Very icy in winter so Polar Cleats on your shoes a big help.Tota...  more »