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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.

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An unbelievably beautiful, majestic ride!

We left Banff for Jasper National Park (about 180 miles north) on Highway 93. We knew that this was going to be a beautiful ride from everything we had heard from others. But... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
Bennington, Vermont
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Bennington, Vermont
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We left Banff for Jasper National Park (about 180 miles north) on Highway 93. We knew that this was going to be a beautiful ride from everything we had heard from others. But there's beautiful and there's BEAUTIFUL! This has to be one of the most magnificent, majestic drives in North America. The mountains, the glaciers, the valleys, the rivers,... More 

4 Thank Vermonters210
Saxilby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Drove from Canmore to the visitors centre, and back to Calgary in one day. Next time, would plan the glacier walk and the skywalk on one day, overnight in Jasper, and spend more time at the viewpoints, including some short hikes. Amazing scenery.

Thank Hooleys
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stayed in Bannf at Banff Intrnational ,tired but ok . Went to lake Moraine ,arrived 9.20 got one of last parking spots . Short walk up steps to a fantastic view of Lake and surrounding cliffs and forests . A really deep blue. Walked to Lake Consolation , bit tricky at start over rocks and you have to walk in... More 

1 Thank Robert M
Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

One of the things that you must go on while in Alberta is the Glacier Adventure. I think the cheaper option is just to drive to the bottom of the parkway itself but if you join the Glacier Adventures, they've got a bus that brings you into the icefield itself. I thought I've seen snow before coming from Vancouver where... More 

1 Thank Yipstouringaround
Durban, South Africa
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Drove from Calgary to Athabasca Glacier...stunning lakes and glaciers throughout the trip with plenty of places to stop for photo shoots!! Athabasca glacier tour was breath-taking, just riding in those monster vehicles was amazing enough!!

Thank Renash
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Amazing experience. Highly recommend. Be prepared to pay to enter either Jasper or Banff National park on your way in, depending on which direction you are coming from. We drove up from Banff and it took us most of the day as we stopped to enjoy the views and take a walk on the glacier.

Thank Kristina B
Solihull, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Icefield Parkway, in early July. Start of the tourist season, and one of the most peaceful and beautiful drives you could imagine. This visit, we went the full length of the parkway from South to North, and then back South again. Staying a couple of nights at Sunwapta Falls gave us the perfect opportunity to investigate all the beauty of... More 

2 Thank Paul J
Pineville, Louisiana
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I have driven in Alaska up to Denali. I have driven on the Amalfi Coast. This is by far the most beautiful drive I have ever taken. The mountains, the hanging glaciers, the waterfalls and the lakes just keep you so mesmerized. plenty of turnouts for photos and just gazing. One thing to remember fill up with gas before you... More 

3 Thank James L
West Lafayette, Indiana
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183 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is one of the most amazing drives anywhere. It was raining on our first trip south on the parkway, so we circled back a couple of days later to enjoy the scenery and stop at some of the outstanding views of mountains, glaciers, and lakes. Jasper and Banff National Parks are wonderful treasures, the Icefields Parkway connects them with... More 

Thank Stephen B
Toronto, Canada
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182 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We drove on the Icefields Parkway when going for the Glacier Adventure that is about one hour away from Jasper. From Banff the drive took us about three hours because we stopped to see the many beauties of nature on the highway. This is probably the world's most scenic highway and reminded us about how God has created an unbelievably... More 

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