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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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Visit Canada's famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you through an awe-inspiring landscape carved by glaciers and remnants from the last ice age, as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic highways.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Explore the dramatic glaciers of Banff and Jasper National Park on this adventurous Athabasca Glacier tour. Along the way, get a first-hand look at the key role these huge ice formations played in shaping the sweeping valleys, colorful alpine lakes, and soaring peaks of the region. Sit back and enjoy the ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning scenic drives. Because you don’t have to navigate or watch the road, this tour lets you focus on the amphitheatre of mountains towering above. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. Dig into a hearty mountain picnic and take a photo stop at Bow Lake, one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park, against the backdrop of the Crowfoot Glacier. Climb aboard the Ice Explorer (a 6-wheeled behemoth of a vehicle) and drive across the surface of this glittering sheet of ice. Getting thirsty? You have a chance to drink pure, cold water straight from the glacier. You also walk the glass floor Glacier Skywalk, hanging from the edge of the Sunwapta Valley, for unparalleled views of the canyon below and mountains around you. Please note: This tour is seasonal, operating April through October.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Explore the dramatic glaciers of Banff and Jasper National Park on this adventurous Athabasca Glacier tour. Along the way, get a first-hand look at the key role these huge ice formations played in shaping the sweeping valleys, colorful alpine lakes, and soaring peaks of the region. Sit back and enjoy the ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning scenic drives. Because you don’t have to navigate or watch the road, this tour lets you focus on the amphitheatre of mountains towering above. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. Dig into a hearty mountain picnic and take a photo stop at Bow Lake, one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park, against the backdrop of the Crowfoot Glacier. Climb aboard the Ice Explorer (a 6-wheeled behemoth of a vehicle) and drive across the surface of this glittering sheet of ice. Getting thirsty? You have a chance to drink pure, cold water straight from the glacier. You also walk the glass floor Glacier Skywalk, hanging from the edge of the Sunwapta Valley, for unparalleled views of the canyon below and mountains around you. Please note: This tour is seasonal, operating April through October.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827GT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer! Tour and Glacier Skywalk
  • Small group tour (maximum of 24 guests)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates do not include lunch
  • Early and late season road / trail closures may limit access to some areas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer! Tour and Glacier Skywalk
  • Small group tour (maximum of 24 guests)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates do not include lunch
  • Early and late season road / trail closures may limit access to some areas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Nov 2021
A note from Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
As per the order of the Government of Alberta due to the Covid 19 pandemic, guests over the age of 12 years old will need to produce government proof of vaccination at check in time for their tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Icefields Parkway
  • 2
    Crowfoot Glacier
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bow Lake
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mandeep Singh
1 contribution
Give Colbie a raise
Aug 2021 • Friends
Amazing experience.

Lucky to have Colbie as driver and guide.
He made sure every penny we spend is worth it.

Must do adventure.
Written 30 August 2021
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Canadian007
St Augustin de Desmaures, Canada127 contributions
Wonderful excursion to the Glacier
Beautiful day, we were luck the smoke was completely away the day we did the excursion. Nice stops on the way to the Glacier and back to Banff, including Bow Lake. Very well organized excursion, the schedule is perfect. Excellent guide (Jeff), very well organized, attentive and knowledgeable. The picnic formula for lunch is perfect. This excursion is worth the price to sit back, relax and fully enjoy the scenery of the wonderful Glacier parkway.
Written 14 August 2021
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Tara s
1 contribution
Great tour guides
Jul 2021 • Couples
We were lucky enough to have Matt and jb as our tour guide for the Athabasca glacier walk on Tuesday. They were hilarious and informative and definitely made the trip very memorable !
Written 24 July 2021
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Trina C
Calgary, Canada51 contributions
Excellent
May 2021 • Family
My daughter (8 years old) and I went to the Glacier with Jeff who is great guy. He was nice and great. We did few stops for a small hike, take pictures. Definitely I recommend to take the tour to go there to learn and visit places that you normally don’t do when you travel by yourself. Jeff, stopped many time to let us to see the bears. Thank you so much.
Written 23 May 2021
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Hi Trina, Thank you for joining us on the first Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour of the year! We're so glad that you and your daughter were able to join us, and that you enjoyed the tour with Jeff - and even saw some bears. The Icefields Parwkay is just stunning at this time of year as the lakes start to thaw, and we're glad that you found it as special as we do. We hope to see you both back in Banff.
Written 25 May 2021
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Cameron J
perry bridge5 contributions
Amazing a must do!
Sep 2019
We had it all wind, rain, snow ,sunshine,we broke done which the driver handle extremly well,they also gave us extra time at the Glacier .All the staff were very informative.This was simply amazing and will do again when we return. Thank you for a wonderful day to remember.
Written 13 November 2019
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Melissa V
36 contributions
Love it! No regrets!
Oct 2019
I think we were extremely lucky to have Nick as a driver and guide. He was really pleasant and had such a chill vibe that it was easy to warm up to him. His commentary chatter throughout the journey was something that I kept paying attention to (and I usually just tune off). I also loved that Nick kept telling you what the journey and schedule was like and that he made a lot of quick stops, giving us ample time with the pictures and to soak up everything that was around us.

I appreciated that it was a small group, we had 20 in ours so that was a really good size. It was easy to get people back on the bus and we were really on time with everything.
Written 18 October 2019
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LazytravellerT
1 contribution
Awesome! Would go again 13/10
Oct 2019 • Family
We had Ronnie as our driver. She was fun and informative. She was able to make this trip a learning experience as well as a good sightseeing trip. She was very knowledgeable about the area and were able to give me satisfying responses for my questions. There were several stops along the way and we managed to take a few good snaps despite the low visibility level. Absolutely highly recommend. We got the whole package deal with the glacier as well as the skywalk. Definitely worth it.
Written 3 October 2019
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Madman281
Katy, TX7 contributions
Great tour, guide and overall fantastic journey
Sep 2019
Rob, was our tour guide/driver for the day and he was outstanding. We made many stops for photos (and bathrooms). He was engaging, knowledgeable and attentive to our tour group. The Glacier is a once in a lifetime adventure. Everybody at the Glacier center was helpful and prompt on getting us to and from the Glacier. So many beautiful photo opportunities on the Glacier parkway. The day was full but interesting and enjoyable. Lastly Rob bought a bag of maple cookies for our tour group! They were delicious and made the trip back to Banff that much more enjoyable.
Written 2 October 2019
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Suzanne B
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Amazing Company
Sep 2019 • Solo
Neil was really informative, friendly and funny. Met some lovely people from all over the world. Was such a great day!
Written 28 September 2019
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Dianne P
Hickory, NC7 contributions
Athabasca Glacier Trip
Sep 2019
We were picked up on time, the driver, Raven, was a joy, full of information. She was also an excellent driver. The glacier was fun to walk on , we enjoyed also the stops along the way.
Written 25 September 2019
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Beautiful Hike (hope you get Jeff as your guide)
Beautiful hike! Jeff was an amazing guide, we learned so many interesting facts and stories about Banff and the wil
bradleybarr
bradleybarr
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Well worth it
Beautiful hike with several picturesque lookouts. Our guide Jeff was very courteous to his group, and well informed
jostlund
jostlund
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Awesome experience
Such a great afternoon out in this beautiful part of Banff. Our guide Jeff was so interesting and informative. Le
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Lake Louise
Our tour guide Jeff was extremely knowledgeable and informative, and extremely helpful. He extended our trip as we
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Wonderfully entertaining and enjoyable
Had the pleasure of going on this tour. Was a wonderful moon lite night to make it a perfect atmosphere for ghost
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The sweet spot!
Loved this tour. You got a nice tour of the town, some historic facts and some “fun” ghost stories. We were suffici
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Good All Round Trip!
Had a great time when the weather was pretty chilly outside got a great insight into the sites, nature and history
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Totally Great & Informative, even for seasoned Banff Travellers!
We booked a tour VERY last minute for the Discover Banff and its Wildlife tour for our family of 5 (two 8 year olds
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Great selection of animals to be seen
Very good, knowledgable tour guide. Heidi made everyone feel welcome and did her best to accommodate everyone on th
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Perfect tour for a quick trip
This tour is a great way to see the highlights of Banff, especially if you are only in town for a short time. Our g
Lavenderlife912
Lavenderlife912
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Beautiful Larch Valley hike
I had the Larch Valley hiking tour with Rob. It was awesome. The first half of the trail was difficult. Immediate e
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ced478
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Disapointed
Guide was ok but... Tells a lot about himself but doesnt seem to know much about animals. Was driving too fast so h
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Lake tours
Andrew was a fantastic tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the lakes and you could tell he
Gerald W
Gerald W
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Great Experience!
We had a great experience on the Plain of Six Glaciers guided hike with Rob! He was fantastic, knowledgeable and am
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A tour in history!
Thank you Sam! She is a great guide, we absolutely enjoyed our tour. Through ghost stories, we learned a lot abou
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