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Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

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Scenic Drive Wildlife Area
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 National Park using our Banff National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Bow Valley Parkway is beautiful. We stopped and hiked Johnston Canyon to the lower waterfall, a really nice experience in and of itself, and then slowly drove the parkway, stopping to admire the b...  more »
  • We took a leasurly drive from Lake Louise to Banff on this road which was, i guess, the only road between the two at one time. It is a good drive and will take longer, but the views are better and mor...  more »
  • Went on Bow Valley Parkway several times..... Beautiful scenery & lots of opportunities to see wildlife such as black bears, grizzly bears, bif horned sheep, and elk!!!!  more »