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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  • Well worth the trip. Very interesting to see the native animals and other attraction that could not be seen in Australia  more »
  • We visit Banff every 5-6 years and travel this road daily in the hope of seeing the odd wolf, bear etc. Only saw one wolf and the back end of a bear as it fled over a rail track this year but some peo...  more »
  • We traveled the Bow Valley Parkway numerous times during our week in Banff. We enjoyed several trails including the Johnston Canyon upper and lower falls and the Silverton Falls trail that was absolut...  more »

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