Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park

Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful hiking available. Unable to go to Johnston Canyon as it was closed but did some other trails and saw a wolf and moose  more »
  • Most interesting section closed on the east end. Not sure why in July. I would recommend drive to Minnewanka instead, unless doing Johnson Canyon  more »
  • It’s a great way to travel to Lake Louise and Johnston Canyon however, it is closed to passenger cars this Sommer. You can however walk or ride a bike if you don’t want to use a bus. Busses are...  more »

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