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Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

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Take a drive on Icefields Parkway, a scenic Albertan road that connects Lake Louise with the town of Jasper. Built in 1940 and stretching for 230 km (140 mi), the highway runs along the Continental Divide and boasts stunning natural scenery. Among many scenic vistas, you can admire the vast Columbia Icefield and its array of glaciers, as well as the vibrant turquoise waters of lakes Bow and Peyto. Enjoy the views of imposing mountaintops, stop to see two picturesque cascades, and even spot a bear, elk, or moose along the way. Plan to see Icefields Parkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Banff National Park online day trip planner.
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  • The 143 mile drive through the Columbia Icefield is one of the most amazing places in Canada. Highlights include: Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Falls. 
    The 143 mile drive through the Columbia Icefield is one of the most amazing places in Canada. Highlights include: Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Falls.  more »
  • Our drive initially was from Calgary Intl airport to Jasper our first day visiting the Canadian Rockies. Truth be told, there's way too much to stop and see along the way. So, it's better to spend.....  more
    Our drive initially was from Calgary Intl airport to Jasper our first day visiting the Canadian Rockies. Truth be told, there's way too much to stop and see along the way. So, it's better to spend.....  more »

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