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Icefields Parkway

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
0422112852
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (88 reviews)
“peyto lake” (134 reviews)
“gas station” (16 reviews)
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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0422112852
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"beautiful drive"
in 88 reviews
"peyto lake"
in 134 reviews
"gas station"
in 16 reviews
"every turn"
in 48 reviews
"take your time"
in 62 reviews
"gypsy guide"
in 17 reviews
"speed limit"
in 25 reviews
"weeping wall"
in 18 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 73 reviews
"parker ridge"
in 13 reviews
"road trip"
in 25 reviews
"every corner"
in 26 reviews
"many glaciers"
in 14 reviews
"saskatchewan river crossing"
in 14 reviews
"glacier adventure"
in 14 reviews
"ice field"
in 27 reviews
"take photos"
in 40 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Columbia ice field and viewing platform. Amazing experience on the glacier. Went on these big vehicles. Staff very informative Rachel was our guide very good. Then went onto glass platform but only able to go on part of it as the other bit...More

Thank Lesley R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We lived for ten years in Alberta and went hiking every second weekend in the Rockies. The Icefield Parkway provides easy access to the most dramatic mountains and gorgeous glaciers, all from the luxury of your car. There are lots of pull-offs and viewpoints. But...More

1  Thank Terra_Encounters
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This drive is not to be missed. We went the day after a giant snowstorm, so it was no wonder the road past Saskatchewan Crossing was closed. We were disappointed, as we really wanted to make it to the glacier, but the drive was so...More

1  Thank londnlish
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We headed out to do this drive very early in the morning so we could see things without crowds. We stopped at Herbert lake (which was stunning), crow foot glacier, bow summit/peyto lake, Mistaya canyon, Saskatchewan river crossing and the Athabaskan glacier. The drive itself...More

3  Thank csals17
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The Icefields Parkway, from Banff to Jasper, is the most scenic drive in North America! Get out there to enjoy it!

3  Thank kevina994
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The highway from Jasper to Banff had so many jaw dropping views that I lost count. The view of glacier mountains truly left me awe stricken. It is too majestic to put it in writing and all I was able to repeat was how speechless...More

7  Thank suepark268
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Stunning scenery with a highlight being a trip up onto the Athabasca glacier on board the million dollar ice explorer vehicles. These vehicles take you right up onto the glacier where you can wander around for the 15 minutes or so that you are there....More

Thank diandterry365
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Icefields Parkway takes you past so many glaciers that I lost count. The view at every turn is stunning and a must see for anyone at any age.

1  Thank Westgalady
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

On many parts it is breath taking. We went from Lake Louise to Jasper this afternoon and we were just so awestruck with the grandeur of these mountains and glaciers. Not to be missed.

1  Thank david n
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Heading from lake Louise back to Edmonton we took the scenic route and it was well worth it. The sun was coming over the mountains illuminating the peaks and trees as you wind your way through the pass. So many great vistas and views so...More

1  Thank Dirk D
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Tomcat48
16 May 2018|
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Response from Tigerman777 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Tomcat48, I’m unsure of how much time you plan on spending Icefields Parkway, one, two or three days, but Radium Hot Springs could be a great place to spend the night. If you have somewhat open ended plans, there is... More
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gillbuckley
15 April 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can travel on both and see snow on the mountain tops and of course walk on a glacier if you want to normally can be part of the icefields parkway tour ( Brewster really good )
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Pandaroo22
8 August 2017|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
No, not to get to the Icefields visitors center or the walking/hiking paths. As for seeing the icefields themselves, I believe you have to take a bus and can't do it yourself. But I would check with the park people to... More
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