Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

4.8
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Take a drive on Icefields Parkway, a scenic Albertan road that connects Lake Louise with the town of Jasper. Built in 1940 and stretching for 230 km (140 mi), the highway runs along the Continental Divide and boasts stunning natural scenery. Among many scenic vistas, you can admire the vast Columbia Icefield and its array of glaciers, as well as the vibrant turquoise waters of lakes Bow and Peyto. Enjoy the views of imposing mountaintops, stop to see two picturesque cascades, and even spot a bear, elk, or moose along the way. Plan to see Icefields Parkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Banff National Park online day trip planner.
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  • Beautiful, leisurely drive on a beautiful, wide highway. Lots of places to stop at and lots of things to see. The mountain views along the highway are breathtaking. My husband and I always wanted to....  more »
  • We’ve travelled this road many time and it never disappoint, in any season. A treat to be able to visit our own backyard in the Summer with no crowd.  more »

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