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Bow Valley Parkway, Banff
(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • We drove the slow scenic route to Lake Louise from Banff. The road is well kept with lots of places to pull off that explain the history of the area. 
  • We usually take Hwy 1 (New )from Banff to Lake Louise and return to Banff taking the Old Hwy ( Bow Valley Parkway) on the return or Vice versa. On the old hwy we seem to see more wildlife. This time w...  more »
  • we have travelled this route many times over the last 20 years and excepting for the odd deer, have yet to see any wildlife at all! being that this is billed as a major wildlife corridor, it can be a ...  more »