Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • It’s 232 kilometres between Lake Louise and Jasper in beautiful western Alberta, and there is a breathtaking scene around every turn. Allow for multiple stops and wear good footwear so you can walk a....  more »
  • What a beautiful drive! We left Lake Louise at 8am on the northbound journey and got to Jasper closer to 6pm. We stopped at Herbert Lake, Bow Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Tangle Falls, Mistaya Canyon...  more »

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