When it comes to national parks that everyone should experience during their lifetime, both US Glacier National Park and Banff are at the top of the bucket list.
The direct route to drive from US Glacier National Park to Banff National Park in Canada is 253 miles on AB-2 North and the Trans Canada Highway / AB-1 West.
Your three routes will take just over four hours on Route 2 (AB-2), just under 5 hours on Route 22, and closer to 6 hours on Route 93 & 95.
Between late June and early September, you’ll have the best chance for warm weather, open roads, and gorgeous scenery.
Known as the Crown of the Continent, you’ll be in awe of the park’s alpine meadows, valleys, mountain lakes, and of course, glaciers.
In the park, you’ll enjoy hiking the terrain like on the Lineham Falls trail, driving scenic roads like Akamina Parkway and taking in the view from Bear’s Hump trail.
Located in the magnificent Canadian Rockies, you can even walk along the Great Continental Divide. After a day exploring the park, relax by soaking in Kootenay’s Radium Hot Springs.