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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff provided by Discover Banff Tours

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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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
About
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
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.
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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 • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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 • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Icefields Parkway
  • 2
    Crowfoot Glacier
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bow Lake
    Stop: 20 minutes
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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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manofekent
Ramsgate, UK640 contributions
Not fit for purpose
Sep 2019
We took this tour expecting it to be on a full size coach, after all it is 10 hours. But it was on a 24 seater shuttle bus type vehicle. It rattled and struggled but worst of all the visibility was appalling. It is a scenic drive, with most things being high up and if it was not on your side of the coach then you couldn’t see it. The commentary was excellent from Anick but it’s like listening to the TV when you can’t see the screen. Other operators offer full size coaches, it would be a great tour on an appropriate vehicled
Written 23 September 2019
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour, and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed Anick's tour and stories. We specialize in creating small personalized tours, which is our focus as a tour guiding company. We want our guides to be able to get all our guests individually, and believe that is very difficult to manage on a large coach. With small personalized tours in mind our company's decision is to have a fleet of 24 passenger buses and 12 passenger vans along with a maximum size of 24 guests for this tour. By h having smaller vehicles we are also able to pull over and stop at view points that the larger 56 passenger coaches cannot. Though it might not be what all visitors are looking for, we happily have positive reviews by many on our small group sizes. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written 25 September 2019
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mf62
London, UK129 contributions
Do this if you're in the area
Very interesting experience. Expensive, but how often to you get to do this? Drive onto glacier itself is fabulous. Not nearly as slippy as I thought it would be. Everyone on the bus managed out onto the glacier, some quite far - no-one fell over. The area you can onto is v small and cordoned off. You feel safe.
Written 22 September 2019
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An amazing experience with wonderful guides.
This is an amazing experience. It is an absolute must! beautiful scenery along with entertaining and trained guides
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Great guide, not enough time
We took the lake Louise and Moraine tour on July 20th. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
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Wild life in the evening
We saw bear, dear, Elk and Ram which was great but our tour guide Jeff was so interesting that if we didn’t see any
Frugaltraveller2021
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A great idea for something a little different to do.
A fun and informative walk around Canmore. If you’re looking for something fun to do, this is a great tour. Our gui
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Great tour spots, off to a rocky start
We had booked the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake tour as we saw that parking was an issue. Both spots were amazing an
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It was fun!
Had a great time! Cris (guide) was wonderful...always checking how we are and just the right amount of funny!
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Highly recommended ghost walk!
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Great ghost walk with Max
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Great day out, beautiful vistas great meal, fantastic guide
Our whole day was a great experience!! My family (3 of us) were the only ones in the van with our fantastic guide
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A great time white water rafting!!
My parents give Chinnok Rafting full stars! They had such a great time, and typically don't love doing crazy things
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Fun historic ghost tour
Alison was an excellent guide. It was a hot night and she told amazing historic ghost stories about Banff and surr
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Awesome Family Whitewater Rafting Experience!
Our family of 5 aged between 8 and 80 had an awesome time white water rafting on the Kananaskis river. This was a
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highly recommended
Gabriel is my favourite guide among our 5-day Banff/jasper trip! We went on biking, hot spring, horse back riding a
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Great!
Our group went on the Kananaskis River Rafting tour with David as our guide and it was an incredible experience. Da
Suzanne L
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Worth every penny!
Wow! What can I say? I took my daughter to Banff for her 25th birthday. We only had 2 days and I wanted to get in a
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