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Icefields Parkway: Tours & Tickets

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove the Icefields Pkwy from Banff to Jasper. With no stops, it would be 3 hrs, but we stopped many times and it took 7-8 hrs. If you drive this road, I'd suggest downloading the Gypsy Guides. It used GPS to know your location...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patty J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get up early, get yourself drinks and snacks and just go. It’s a long old day of driving but the scenery at the stops along the way break the journey with stunning vistas. It’s an easy drive that is so rewarding and just keeps on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 1 week ago

such a lovely days travelling through the Icefields Parkway, would definitely recommend this. Going with a tour helps to see everything we went with Brewster Sightseeing

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paula A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to download this app onto our IPad and use it as we drove form Canmore to Jasper. This is an amazing aide which informs you of all the places to visit (and maybe give a miss to) plus some very interesting facts...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

RECOMMENDED STOPS: Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Waterfowl Lake, The Weeping Wall, Athabasca Glacier (PRO TIP: self-park on the side of the road with the glacier and avoid the visitor center. No need to go there!), Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls plus many random roadside scenic vistas...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kutaa1022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pictures will never do this amazing 144 mile roadway justice.  You are totally immersed in some of the most magnificent scenery on the planet.  We did the parkway the third week in September to drink in the fall colors.  Definitely should be on everyone's bucket...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we went we did the day bus that had this and the sky walk. We saw a bear as well. It was so much colder on the ice. Rug up and take sunglasses. It was reasonably still at the observation place where we had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank troyt744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not surprised this is consistently listed as one of the worlds best drives. It is spectacular and it's had to take in what you are seeing! It would be easy to spend hours driving along this road but when you have limited time ( we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a car from Calgary (actually got ugraded from a Civic to a sport Durango!, thanks EasyRentCars!!) and drove to Banff then up the Icefields Pkwy. At every turn, glaciers, rushing waters, followed by the Saskatchewan glacier & Interpretation center (nice video!). This 165km2...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful and scenic highways I’ve driven through in my life. So much to do, you can easily spend a full day.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Kimberly A
10 September 2019|
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Response from proguardtacticalt | Reviewed this property |
The Parkway is best solo. Enjoy it. Time arrival at visitor center for Columbia Icefields in early morning as crowds usually are present from 11:00 onward. You are outside prime season so may not be too bad. There are... More
13 August 2019|
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Response from IamDavid1964 | Reviewed this property |
HI I hope you can get this answer while your in Canada. Me and my friend landed in Calgary, slept over then drove to Canmore which is a gorgeous small town 25 minutes from Banff. We stocked up on any munchies we might need... More
Lynne M
7 August 2019|
Response from Dave N |
I would seriously consider doing some scenic flights over the region. Wife and I did the road trip towards the end of Aug 2019. Didn't know they were planning to close the parkway Get up in the air and see it all... More