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