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Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

Categories: Scenic Drives, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • Staying in BANFF, to us on our various sites to visit, we took 5 times this road, and although it is recommended to observe the fauna we unfortunately saw no animal... This road is still pleasant to browse and deserves to be seen.
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  • This is a great road to stop at the many pull ins to enjoy the view and snap a few memory filled photos. There is no rushing along this route as large animals may be sharing the road too. The road is ...  read more »
  • Just slow down and enjoy the views along the Bow River - mountains in the background, the river, and, in my case, fall foliage. Stop at the roadside cutouts and breathe the air and watch the railroad ...  read more »
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