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Icefields Parkway

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Glacier Skywalk Admission
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“peyto lake”(153 reviews)
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seriously, it was a religious experience in many respects. Such breathtaking, expansive views. I've never felt quite so small. Just awe inspiring. It should be on everyone's short bucket list. Wish we'd gone halfway and stayed at a hotel, then gone on to Jasper, stayed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sumo35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 5 stars are sadly based on only a small section of the route. Here is why...... We flew into Calgary and collected a AWD SUV to travel north up to jasper. We had planned 3 nights there with a couple of days skiing. Unfortunately...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Just a must drive if you are in the area. Don’t need to actually get to Jasper if you don’t have the time, we drove to the Icefields and got back to Canmore on the same day with some stops at different attractions. Weather was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Travelled from Banff to Jasper and return over the past weekend. The road is in great shape and well maintained, quodos to the road team that works hard to keep the parkway open. While most of the off road places are closed for the season...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Before we began our trip, we had heard that this is the road is like heaven on earth. It truly is! Be prepared to stop often and take pictures. The weather changes all of a sudden and goes from sunny and beautiful to rain and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
10  Thank Rajesh S
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Over the past 30 years I have travelled this highway 11 times. The most rugged and beautiful mountain road in the world. A lot of people just drive through and seldom stop thinking they have seen the best from the road. The best treasures are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Did this Icefield Parkway drive for the first time. What a great experience. The highway is nice and well maintained. The stops are as beautiful as you can imagine. You could easily spend a few days in the area if you want to hike to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 306king
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Sundog Tours took us along this magnificent scenic drive. The scenery is spectacular and every twist and turn of the road was cause for another photo. We had an excursion to the Athabasca Glacier and experienced the Glacier Skywalk over the Sunwapta Valley. A long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SueLiz46
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Fuel up before you leave and pack water and snacks. Be aware this trip can have hazards with steep cliffs and icy conditions at times. I would not want to drive it at night or with ice on the roads. The restrooms are few and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Howie W
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This has to rate as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Going north from Lake Louise through to Jasper you will not be disappointed. We have seen Mountain Goat, Bears, Elk and deer. The drive takes you right past the Athabasca glacier...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Linda T
22 October 2018|
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Response from 618DavidB | Reviewed this property |
You will be fine without chains.
27 August 2018|
Response from 777SarahB777 | Reviewed this property |
Views are pretty spectacular both sides but if I had a choice I would probably go for the right hand side Enjoy the ride!
Jane L
18 August 2018|
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Response from Dilly4472 | Reviewed this property |
You have to buy a National Parks Pass to visit Jasper and Banff National Parks. These are available at the park gates or can be purchased online in advance. Once in the parks there are no charges for car parking, visiting... More