Bow Valley Parkway, Banff

4.5
Drive on Bow Valley Parkway, a scenic section of the Trans-Canada Highway that takes travelers from Lake Louise to Banff. Cycle or drive on the narrow, winding path, and you might spot coyotes, elks, wolves, grizzlies, and bighorn sheep. Numerous viewpoints and interpretive spots offer picturesque vistas of the wildlife-rich Bow Valley, rocky cliffs, and evergreen forests. This road provides access to many hiking trails and scenic spots, such as Johnston Canyon and Moraine Lake. To visit Bow Valley Parkway and get the most from your holiday in Banff National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Banff National Park trip builder app.
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  • Parkway was closed to cars for the 30 km stretch. Newly paved!!! Beautiful scenery and as safe as road biking gets.  more »
  • Stunning! Although taking the Trans Canada Highway here to go from Banff to Lake Louise is faster, take the Bow Valley Parkway instead, with a camera, bug spray, and hiking / biking gear in tow...  more »

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