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City walking tour

Drive Banff to Stanley Glacier

City walking tour · British Columbia
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Map / Drive Banff to Stanley Glacier
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This drive will take you off the Trans-Canada Highway south towards Kootenay National Park. 

45.1 km
0:35 h
402 m
216 m
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Author
Hannah Lafleur
Updated: August 25, 2018

Highest point
1741 m
Lowest point
1381 m
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Points of Interest 

The Alberta/British Columbia Border Crossing

Once you get on Alberta Highway 93, you'll cross the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Look for signs welcoming you to this new Canadian province!

 

Food & Drink

There are no services between Banff and the trailhead, so make sure to pick up supplies from town before you depart. There are a few small markets in town, but you'll definitely find what you need at the larger IGA grocery store. 

Start

Banff Central Park (1386 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
51.174332, -115.572648
UTM
11U 599778 5670179

Destination

Stanley Glacier Trailhead

Turn-by-turn directions

Note: Road closures and conditions may change without notice and due to circumstances beyond our control. For this reason, we recommend using these notes in conjunction with a GPS navigation system while in your car and visiting www.drivebc.com and 511.alberta.ca for additional travel information.  

If you are using your own GPS, type in “Stanley Glacier” to arrive at the trailhead.

 

0.0km - With your back to the Central Park parking lot & restrooms drive STRAIGHT ON Bear St. going back towards the Trans Canada Hwy where you drove from the previous day. Bear St. will turn into Lynx St., and Gopher St., before becoming Mt. Norquay Rd and intersecting with the AB - 1/Trans Canada Hwy.

29km - BEAR RIGHT on exit AB - 93 S towards Radium Hot Springs.

200 meters - TURN LEFT onto AB - 93 S

11km - You’ll see a sign for Stanley Glacier in 2km.

13km - TURN LEFT into the parking lot for Stanley Glacier.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Distance
45.1 km
Duration
0:35 h
Ascent
402 m
Descent
216 m

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