Bow Valley Parkway is a 50 km scenic route that connects Lake Louise and Banff.
Slow traveling has even more significant meaning here as in the meantime you cut the speed to 30 km/h. The drive itself offers spectacular views of the numerous mountains that lie in the area, as well as the opportunity to see wild animals. Although some of the wildlife that can be seen along the Bow Valley Parkway include elk, deer, bighorns sheep, wolves, grizzly bears, and moose, we were lucky enough to spot bears and Wapiti in the less expected places.
In Bow Valley Provincial Park, there are campsites in the dense forest, and every completely unobvious stop will offer better views and experiences than adventure movie marathons. In fact, after I while I see that these unforgettable scenes happen everywhere in Canada, regardless of whether on the trail or on the road.
Take a look at the pictures from the road trip through Bow Alley Parkway, and at the end of the post, I’ll highlight must-visit stops on the road from Lake Louise to Banff.
Must-visit spots on Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park
| Johnston Canyon
| Moran’s Curve
| Backswamp Viewpoint
| Castle Lookout Bow Valley Campgrounds
Bow Valley Campgrounds
| Castle Mountain Campground
| Johnston Canyon Campground
| Protection Mountain Campground
Let me know if you have ever been to Banff National Park? What are your favorite spots out there?
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