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National Park Tickets /Tour prices

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Gawler, Australia
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National Park Tickets /Tour prices

We are travelling from Calgary to Vancouver via Banff and Jasper. Do we need to purchase tickets for both these parks if travelling on the Icefields Parkway? If so do you need to buy a pass for each day you will be there?

Also, looking at buying the Ultimate Explorer combo ticket for the Glacier adventure / Glacier Skywalk / Banff Gondola / Banff lake tour for $109.95. Is this the best value we will find?

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1. Re: National Park Tickets /Tour prices

Yes, you need to buy a national park pass, either daily ones for every day you will be in the parks (you can buy several days all at one time), or, if you will be in the parks for more than 7 days, the annual pass is a better deal. Have a read at the top right of this page and click on the 8th one down for further information and a link to the national park webpage. The Icefields Parkway is a park attraction, not a through highway, so yes, you have to have a park pass to drive on it. There are kiosks at either end to check vehicles for passes.

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Thanks for the reply. Can the passes be bought at the checkpoint kiosks as you enter and exit? Not 100% sure of the days we will be travelling through?

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Yes.The kiosk is between Canmore and Banff. As said by krp, if more than 7 days, the discovery pass. The passes are good until 4pm the following day if that might help you. If you buy the minimum number of days you think you will be in Banff and Jasper NP's, then decide to stay a bit longer, extra days can be purchased in Parks Canada offices in either towns, details are on the Parks Canada website.

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