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Bow Valley Parkway

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Address: Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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US$ 161.20*
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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Day off from skiing

Needing a rest from skiing at Sunshine, we took a day off to lunch at Chateau Lake Louise. Eschewing the Trans Canadian highway (it's full of trucks) we drove both ways along the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were driven along here on way back from day trip to Lake Louise and wasn't a lot to see that wasn't visible on main highway from Banff to Lake Louise.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needing a rest from skiing at Sunshine, we took a day off to lunch at Chateau Lake Louise. Eschewing the Trans Canadian highway (it's full of trucks) we drove both ways along the Bow Valley Parkway. The scenery in winter is stunning. Sadly the cold and snow kept all the critters at home, so we saw no wild life on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenic ride in every season, so many time drove there in every time of year and it is always enjoyable experience.

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was truly beautiful going on this drive, other than winter driving conditions were horrendous and the views were sometimes snowed out.

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Catawba, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely road, and there was not much traffic when I drove it in early July. The wildflowers were blooming, and we did see several bears.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Parkway is a great alternative for those who do not want to drive the highwayt. Its a slow road that offers good viewing of wildlife if you are lucky. THUS drive slowly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love driving along this road. It is so tranquil and serene. At certain time if you are lucky you can spot animals along the side of the road or see them crossing. So beautiful.

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this route to get to the Moose Meadows trailhead. Quiet stretch of road and beautiful scenery. Winter makes this stretch a bit icy in places but pay attention and you won't have any troubles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous winter wonderland hike to lower falls. Breathtaking scenes around every bend in the trail. Recommend renting spiked crampons from Banff Adventures... without them you would find it very slippery.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This drive is a must. So many beautiful photos to be taken. Scenery is amazing. Want to do this again

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