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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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Taking a guided tour will give you priority to the main attractions but I did fell a little rushed... read more

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Sydney, Australia
A highlight of our trip!

I didn't know what to expect and I could never have imagined the site of the glaciers and ice... read more

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The Glacier Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Each 80 minute journey is lead by an experienced driver-guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a guided tour will give you priority to the main attractions but I did fell a little rushed at every stop. The glacier is retreating at a steady pace and I don't think all the tourist are helping, but it's worth a look. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what to expect and I could never have imagined the site of the glaciers and ice field - so beautiful with a presence that is fast escaping us. My husband and I visited late October and the winter was already in full...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing to see and be on the glacier. We did the walk ourselves, completely Free. Park your car and take the walk along to the base of the glacier, from there you can get up onto the glacier and walk up on it, there...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are from Australia and were visiting Banff on the 12th October 2017. We chose this tour so we could explore the icefields. We had a bus driver and an Australian worker on board (he poured hot chocolate drinks for the tourists...More

1  Thank bon1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as part of our coach tour from Jasper to Banff. Our bus driver Pat and guide Erin took us to the base of the Glacier where we transferred to an Ice Explorer vehicle and then transported up to the part of the...More

2  Thank cossyann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to this tour and booked it in advance. We went in October and it was fairly cold outside and they had recently got some snow which made for beautiful scenery. Unfortunately the whole tour was a lot of waiting for...More

1  Thank A C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased tickets which included a bus ride with a guide to the station at the base of the glacier. At that time you get on an incredible Ice Cat truck/ bus with the biggest tires I've ever seen! That vehicle takes you to the...More

2  Thank Eur0pe2013
Reviewed 16 October 2017

beautiful place with additional stops at the skywalk and local falls. weather is unpredictable and we were there the day before the end of season so it was truly cold/windy on the glacier and difficult to see too far but still well worth seeing. We...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Did this in June 2017 a real must do, even if this is an exclusion on your trip, make it happen you will not be disappointed. I felt very privileged and energised to experience and stand on the Athabasca Glacier and ride the #Ice Explorer,...More

1  Thank jenham007
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Despite the fact that it was a really warm day - to step out onto a glacier that has been there for thousands of years is truly something. The vehicles that take you onto the glacier have huge wheeks with massive tyres - its almost...More

1  Thank Penny P
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robert c
16 September 2017|
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Response from gilljm | Reviewed this property |
Not onto the glacier but you can hike from there and get to the viewing hill near it. If you want to walk up and on the glacier contact a company called "ice walks" - they give you crampions for your shoes and they are only... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Deborah V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't use an address or coordinates. You can't actually miss it, it's on the main highway 93 N approximately 2.5 hours north of Banff. Don't forget your sensible shoes!
18 July 2017|
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Response from Brianna M | Property representative |
Both the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Adventure (Ice Explorer Tour) are fully Wheel-Chair Accessible. Wheel Chair Accessible Tours must be booked 48 hours in advance by calling or visiting an Explore Rockies Center... More