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Bow Valley Parkway

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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great views and not too busy, visited as part of a grand tour of the Canadian Rockys. Can thourghly recommend Sunwapta falls.

Thank Johnthewhit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely drive from lake Louise to Banff along the old 1A highway, saw a lovely black bear munching on the berries along the road side, also lots of elk... Don't rush, take your time and enjoy the drive.....

Thank JohnoWirral
Reviewed 2 days ago

The road splits to one way a couple of times and kind of makes the drive more intimate. It's a slow speed limit due to wildlife, so, take your time and enjoy the views on your way to and from Johnson Canyon

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise, it was a very nice ride. Hope we'd see some wildlife but we didn't. It was very enjoyable though and we are glad we did it.

Thank tagent22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great drive. Johnston Canyon was well worth the hike, but it's not the best falls in the area or the best canyon. Don't be fooled by guidebooks that say it's an easy hike. The trail is paved but it is a constant incline. All kinds...More

Thank SafariToStay
Reviewed 2 days ago

Though this roadway is beautiful with many stop offs, in my opinion, it's not a must-do kind of thing. We left our first day to kind of be a slow day after all day traveling the day before, so this was a perfect way to...More

Thank miaescudero
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bow Valley Parkway is a lovely alternative to the major road from Lake Louise to Banff. There are wonderful views, many turnouts for viewing and educational displays at many parking areas. It's a great way to slow down and see more.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Saw ZERO animals, but did enjoy the alternate route to parts of Banff so I highly recommend taking this for one of your trips around the area...I had hoped for more however.

Thank clairann2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Johnston Canyon Resort which is on Bow Valley Pkwy (aka Route 1A). Google Maps will try to get you on Route1 vs Route1A for speed but dont't do it. Take 1A when you can. Stop and smell the roses. Dusk and dawn...More

Thank tlz259
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very cool. I might not suggest this if you are choosing between major attractions in the Rockies...but if you have extra time, it's beautiful.

Thank traveldoc
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lemeister
1 July 2017|
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Response from Lakotaone | Reviewed this property |
You need to get there either early in the morning...or at dusk. We saw about four when we were there. We had easy access though. Our lodge was nearest the one entrance that was open thruout the day/night.
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kds51
30 May 2017|
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Response from treetrippers | Reviewed this property |
No restrictions that I saw but beware lots of :obsticles" slow moving cars, fast moving cars and animals on the road. Otherwise enjoy
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Andy M
27 May 2017|
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Response from tonyfishercymru | Reviewed this property |
Bears can be seen most places along this route,October maybe a little lateen the season though. Even so, this is still a beautiful drive.
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