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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

By Discover Banff Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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€226.39
per adult
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€226.39
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 11h
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  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch - options available, please contact 403-760-5007 to select
  • 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
What's not included
  • 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 5 minutes prior to the 7:42am departure time.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3827GT

  • 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.
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff?
How much is Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff?
Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff price starts from €226.62. Discover and book Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff on Tripadvisor
What is the Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff cancellation policy?
Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff?
Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff is hosted by Discover Banff Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Discover Banff Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3827GT

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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 5 minutes prior to the 7:42am departure time.
    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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About the operator

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Awesome experience
Went on a tour with Sam, it was a lovely evening for a walk around Banff. Learnt a lot about the history of the nat
Voyage41130283697
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Wildlife tour
We had an amazing morning Wildlife Tour with Eli Lacourse. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who does
ahimsatravel
ahimsatravel
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A Great Introduction
Our guide, Nicole was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. I learned a lot about the history of Banff and Lake Lou
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Pleasing
I was unable to locate parking, both the driver and tour lead called, they also recommended where to park, making l
tpbel
tpbel
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Great way to see the sights
This was a really worthwhile half day tour. We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to all of the sights
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D6519TOalexm
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Fun, interesting evening viewing wildlife in its natural habitat
It was a very enjoyable experience. Everyone was collected from their hotels on time. The tour bus was very comfort
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N7409AOanitag
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Fabulous tour of Banff
Excellent trip today with Tim our tour guide and Bobby, both super friendly and full of knowledge. They gave us a g
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Nice day seeing the sights in Banff
Our guide Tim showed us a very nice time driving, stopping and hearing about the local lakes and scenic areas. We s
Gary M
Gary M
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Your review
Jeff tour guide between baniff and Lake Louise was very informative and very accommodating. Made drive enjoyable w
FamilyNind
FamilyNind
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Banff Wildlife Tour
We saw a bear!!! Max was a wonderful guide- informative and entertaining! He made sure we saw the best of the area
Francine G
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Gondola and sites made visit to Baniff a highlight
BUCK TOUR GUIDE MADE THE 8:30 to 2:00 tour amazing. Well worth time and money. Buck was funny , informative and v
NewlyMarried0421
NewlyMarried0421
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Gorgeous
So beautiful! The lake was actually frozen when we were there, but beautiful nonetheless. We were walking on top
Kitkat071
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A great morning tour
Hubby and I this morning did a morning with Tina aboard the bus Mary wgich took us to bow river and around Banff en
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Lake Louise excursion
An excellent afternoon excursion. Jeff was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge that bought the park to li
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Better than expected
Max our guide was very friendly and informative I was a little slower than the rest of the group but he was very a
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Kate B
1 contribution
May 2022
As part of a group of seven friends that recently took the Columbia ice fields & skywalk tour, we couldn’t say enough good things about the whole experience.
Jeff, our guide was informative and attentive the whole day.
His knowledge of the area both historical and recent was second to none
Can’t recommend highly enough
Written 11 May 2022
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Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review for our Columbia Ice-fields Parkway Tour - we are so happy to enjoyed the experience start to finish. Jeff is full of stories and knowledge of the area along with of course all the incredible places you stop for sightseeing along with the glacier walk and the sky walk as well. We hope to see you back again soon!
Written 15 May 2022
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Emily B
3 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Had a wonderful trip to the Columbia Icefields with a small group tour. Our guide was Tina, she was very knowledgeable and friendly. I 100% recommend Discover Banff for a more personalised experience and approach, when choosing a company to tour with around Banff.
Written 19 May 2023
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Hey Emily, We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful trip to the Columbia Icefields tour. Tina is indeed a knowledgeable and friendly guide, and we're glad she provided you with a personalized experience. Thank you for recommending us for tours around Banff. We strive to create memorable experiences for our guests, and we are glad to hear that it shows in our tours.
Written 19 May 2023
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Canadian007
St Augustin de Desmaures, Canada135 contributions
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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Dom
26 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Our driver (Eli) was great and kept us entertained on the long drive.

While the glacier itself was awesome I really enjoyed the actual drive itself and the stops along the way.

The only negative had nothing to do with this company itself- there is just a few hours where you go from the glacier itself to the skywalk where there is no access to a toilet. The buses leaving the skywalk also had a fair wait but this is a separate party that Banff Discover just partners with for this tour.
Written 1 October 2022
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WilliamA56
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States117 contributions
Start to finish this was an awesome experience. Our Guide Anicke was prompt pleasant and very organized. She described a great deal of the history and geology of the drive to Jasper on the highway is breathtaking. The stops are well chosen. And once at the Glacier it isn’t once in a lifetime opportunity. I most highly recommend this if you have a day in the area. The tour last about 11 hours. The included lunch is He’s good and the prices at the glacier transfer station are quite high.
Written 19 August 2022
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Trina C
Calgary, Canada51 contributions
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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Barb L
Traverse City5 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The walk on the glacier was amazing! The views of the mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls are breathtaking! We were fortunate enough to see some mule deer and mountain goats. Our tour guide, Eli, was wonderful. He kept us entertained with a lot of history, fun facts and interesting stories about the National Parks, including his own encounter with a bear! This is a must see tour… a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can’t wait to share all our many photos with our family and friends.
Written 12 October 2022
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Jamie N
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was an awesome trip, we loved it! The bus was very comfortable, we had plenty of room. Our driver were great was very knowledgeable and provided lots of information and entertaining stories. This is a tour I highly recommend and would take aging.
Written 5 August 2022
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Hi Jamie, Thanks for choosing us to show you the Athabasca Glacier and Icefields Parkway. This is one of our favourite drives, and we're so glad you enjoyed it too. We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written 5 August 2022
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Martin
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fantastic tour guide, very knowledgeable learned many interesting facts and heard entertaining tales.
The tour is well organised my only criticism is the pick up wait, 3/4 hr late, though this was all forgotten once we were sat in the comfy tour bus. We stopped of at several scenic highlights to and from the Ice fields to make a full day. Lovely picnic too I recommended the Roast beef sandwich.
Great day in all.
Written 16 September 2022
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Hello, Thank you for the review. Banff National park has many interesting stories to offer that our local love to tell. We apologize for the delay in pickups but glad to hear you enjoyed the rest of the trip. The Athabasca Glacier Snow trip gives a comprehensive view of Banff National Park and even the beginnings of Jasper National Park. We hope the rest of your trip to Banff was also just as great!
Written 22 September 2022
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NorthStar582842
London, UK36 contributions
Jun 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the Columbia icefields glacier tour and skywalk together with the excellent information provided by our guide, Hugh.
A fulfilling and plentiful packed lunch provided and a few extra stops for the picnic and toilet breaks. We even slowed right down on the journey back to Banff when we saw a black bear!
Written 4 June 2022
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Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour with Hugh - and great work on the bear spotting! We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written 7 June 2022
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