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“Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this”
Review of Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
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Icefields Parkway Sidecar Ride and Champagne Helicopter Flight
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
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Owner description: Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

You drive on this parkway from Lake Louis to Jasper. We liked it so much that we backtracked and went back to see the things we didn't have time to see on the way up, I would even recommend going about halfway in one day if you have the time and stay in a nice lodge at the midway point. Walk up to the Althabasca Glacier but don't bother taking the Brewster Glacier walk. I would only do that if I couldn't walk to the glacier. See the Althabasca Falls . Peyote Lake is gorgeous with a fabulous scenic view. DO NOT miss the Glacier walk to Angel and Ghost Glacier. It is an easy trail and one of the most beautiful places on earth. The parkway has plenty of turn offs to see the views. You see unbelievable mountains the whole way, At every turn its hard to believe that there is one mountain even more beautiful than the last. And it goes on for miles and miles.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Amazingly stunning!”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

An absolutely amazing ride! Take your time and enjoy the scenery! A drive like none other! Plan on stopping and taking lots of pictures.

Visited June 2014
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Orange, Australia
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“What a drive”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We drove the Parkway last year and what a day. We made several stops at attractions along the way including the Athabasca Glacier. Coming from a country with out the spectacular mountain scenery though this was a truly memorable drive. Used a go pro on the windscreen of the Jeep and got some awesome images of the drive. I want to return and do it on a Harley.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Amazingly Picturesque”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We came through here as a major part of a road trip in June. This was my first taste of Canada and I could not have been more in awe. They're not kidding when they say this is the most beautiful road in the world! The landscape is incredible the whole way through and we even got to see some bears along the way. We stopped at the new SkyWalk that has just opened at the Columbia Icefield Centre which was spectacular and I would recommend to everyone as well as going to Lake Louise.
We travelled from Jasper to Calgary on this road and it was well worth it even though there is a small fee for entering the National Park (about $20 per car I think).

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a well organised attraction, the drivers are informative and helpful. It is cold, so take a hat, gloves, as well as your coat.

Visited June 2014
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