Travelling on the custom built glacier vehicles was a unique fun experience. Like a super sized quad bike on steroids ! And very cool to stand on a glacier. We were lucky with the weather too. Only sad thing is to see where the glacier...More
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Pictures do not come close to the experience of seeing the glacier in person. The image is something that will never be forgotten. The drive up Icefields Parkway is filled with amazing views, and the glacier is the pinnacle. Well worth the drive from Banff!
We booked our attraction ticket online for the Athabasca glacier. You have to be mindful of your trip schedule that is your designated time so if you missed it you have to wait til they can accommodate you. Remember there is also a limited time...More
This is a beautiful venue and quite famous. It is a must see. There is lots of parking. Lots of visitor support facilities and lots of reasonably priced tours. However, know you can see the glacier up close without paying for a tour.
A big 50+ seater coach takes you less than a km down to the edge of the glacier, where you transfer to a large specialist vehicle that takes you out onto the ice. Our coach driver was enthusiastic, especially when it came to telling us...More
The huge glacier can be seen right from the highway itself. We got over the glacier with the heavy duty special vehicles called Ice Explorer. Do not miss this activity and wear sufficient warm clothing! We did this activity on our day long tour with...More
An absolute MUST DO at the Columbia Icefields. We went on the glacier and it was a lot of fun. So beautiful. Highly recommend
From the Information center it is only about a 4 minute ride on the enormous buses whose tires are about 5 feet tall. You go over a cliff - 32* slope - it's like a slo mo roller coaster ride. Once of the Glacier, it's...More
This was a fantastic tour and really well run. All of our drivers were fantastic. Our ice explorer driver was Daniel and he was very entertaining. It was very chilly on the day we went. Thick coats and gloves are recommended.
We did the Athabasca Glacier 'walk' and the views were spectacular. I would Not recommend the glacier walk though. It's expensive and for 100CAD you only get 15min on the glacier, barely allowing time to get a photo off! Instead, drive to the centre and...More