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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  • We had friends here from England and did a road trip that included this scenic drive. It is not far from the Trans-Canada highway, and well worth it as there is very little vehicular traffic. You can ...  more »
  • Please, Please don't miss this scenic route between Lake Louise and Banff. That way you will not have any regrets for enjoying life in the slow lane. One suggestion I will make though is to start out ...  more »
  • The distance from Lake Louise to Banff on this road is 32 miles. There is a lot to see and it took us about 4 hours to make the drive. There are numerous pull outs to stop and see the spectacular scen...  more »
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