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All reviews beautiful drive the main highway black beans lake louise speed limit scenic route leisurely drive nice alternative the trans canada highway eating berries great road pretty drive take your time pull over grizzly bear wildlife sightings bow valley
The Bow Valley Parkway or 1A runs from Banff to Lake Louise and has plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the wonderful pristine scenery. It’s worth the drive either on the way or on the way back from Lake Louise. Be aware that...More
The Bow Valley Parkway, which runs between Banff and Lake Louise, offers beauty galore and slower pace to enjoy it. This was the original highway between the two popular spots, but nowadays it is a pleasant sojourn alternative to its successor. There are plenty of...More
The Bow River / Falls is gorgeous. The Banff Springs Hotel (Castle in the Rockies nickname) is just beautiful, perked on the edge of Bow River. Check out the wildlife found along the road. We saw lots of Mule Deer and Elk.
Family holiday visit from the UK. Took the Parkway route bank to Banff one afternoon after some sight seeing at Lake Louise. Disappointed with both the at times restricted scenery and complete lack of wildlife. My passengers all fell asleep !
The drive from Banff to Lake Louise, then on to Jasper, has to be one of the world’s most beautiful and memorable drives. Great road, fairly quiet,and beautiful Rocky Mountains high valleys and lakes. We loved it so much we’ve even bought some professional photography...More
My rating is purely based on the fact we only saw white tailed deer and whisky jacks on the parkway. There were signs Wolves had been in the area but we did not see any nor any bears. When we went in September some of...More
We drove the BVP on our way to Johnson Canyon for a morning hike.
During the morning we saw some white tailed deer. However, on the way back in the afternoon we drove slowly and pulled off anytime we spotted something (close or in the...More
Not really a loop. You join Highway 1A (aka Bow Valley Parkway at this point) just after Mt Norquay heading west from Banff. It ends at the Lake Louise Ski Resort Road.. it is about 50km- approx. 30 miles. You could make it... More
Not really a loop. You join Highway 1A (aka Bow Valley Parkway at this point) just after Mt Norquay heading west from Banff. It ends at the Lake Louise Ski Resort Road.. it is about 50km- approx. 30 miles. You could make it a loop by returning on the Trans Canada to Banff area. If you turn left at the Lake Louise Ski Resort Road you can join the Trans Canada there or cross it to go to Lake Louse Itself and Chateau Lake Louse further up the road. Even further up the road is Moraine Lake- a beautiful hiking trail esp. in the fall. Cheers!
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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.