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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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    What to Expect
    Explore the dramatic glaciers of Banff and Jasper National Park on this adventurous Athabasca Glacier tour. Along the way you’ll 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 six-wheeled behemoth of a vehicle) and drive across the surface of this glittering sheet of ice. Getting thirsty? You’ll have a chance to drink pure, cold water straight from the glacier. You’ll 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
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please meet in the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (hotel address: 138 Banff Ave, Banff).
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    11h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    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
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    Additional Info
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank LazytravellerT
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Madman281
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Neil was really informative, friendly and funny. Met some lovely people from all over the world. Was such a great day!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Suzanne B
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    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.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dianne P
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    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...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank manofekent
    DiscoverBanffTours, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    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...More

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    Dreamer64475426297
    15 August 2019|
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    Response from Larainenash | Reviewed this property |
    Yes and you will need sturdy waterproof shoes and a jacket, whilst on the ice.
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    21 April 2019|
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    Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
    We got back at 6.45pm :) great trip.
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