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Athabasca Glacier

127 km north of Lake Louise | 103 km south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 866-606-6700
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The snow never melts on this glacier, a major tourist attraction.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (75 reviews)
127 km north of Lake Louise | 103 km south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 866-606-6700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband booked this trip for us. While I did enjoy it, I was surprised at the lack of concern this company has for the environment. It is clear that this type of tourism negatively affects the life of the glacier. Our guide even told...More

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get to actually walk on a glacier and be awe inspired by its size and beauty. It has receded a lot since I saw it last time, 33 years ago but still worth a visit.

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked tickets in advance through our travel agency. The busdriver/tour guide had studied geology and gave a very thorough explanation concerning the Columbia Icefield and the Glaciers we could see and walk on. It is impressive to stand on a layer of ice of...More

Thank Ernst t
Reviewed 1 week ago

A combination of warming, polution and wildfire smoke left this a bit underwhelming. Massive yes, but not the prisitine ice you can find in Iceland. So, it's a Canada experience The Glacier can be seen along the parkway heading south, and you can get a...More

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 1 week ago

The easy hike from the parking area makes it possible to see how far the glacier has receded over the decades. Markers along the trail show where the glacier extended to in the 1890's, the 1920's, and more recent dates in the 1960's and 1980's....More

Thank CLwriter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive on approach and the vision of this glacier is magnificent. The Columbia icefield is truly wonderful. Quite simply a must do! Words are not enough.

Thank Peta P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were with 50 others on a tour of Athabasca Glacier. This is a very good tour snd everyone should see the diminishing glacier which is receding 16 feet a year due to warm temperatures. The artic cats take you to the glacier on slopes...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the glacier is spectacular, there's a lot of waiting around to get those 20 minutes on the ice. The centre is poorly organised - with no clear signage or place to sit while you wait for your trip. The commentary aboard the buses was...More

Thank KateW37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ride on the snow mobile was great fun, driven by Sandra who kept us entertained the whole time. The 10 minute experience was great, a little slippery and you definitely need to wear shoes with a ripple sole and watch where and how you...More

Thank RosyAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun to take those huge tired buses to go up the glaciers to take photos and back. Worth doing once, not twice though.

Thank Yjyj2
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9 August 2017|
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Response from TheycallhimtheDon | Reviewed this property |
I think the question has been well answered. Less than 2 hours if you arrive as they are announcing your departure time
22 July 2017|
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Response from Jamhfx | Reviewed this property |
You can book hotels in Jasper or Lake Louise and do this as a day trip by car or tour. In peak summer months hotels are usually fully booked so check in advance for availability and book before you go.
3 July 2017|
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Response from Jaki R | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up early on the day