Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

4.5
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. 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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  • No vehicles, just bicycles and people on foot. Nearly 50 k in length and following the Bow River, it is an easy ride or walk. Beautiful scenery and chance to see various types of animals. Should...  more »
  • the Parkway was closed to reduce the number of people at Johnson Canyon and to rehabilitate some of the wildlife areas. you can still get to Johnson Canyon if you drive the north route from Lake...  more »

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