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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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US$ 178.95*
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
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US$ 135.21*
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway sightseeing tour
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Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour
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The snow never melts on this glacier, a major tourist attraction.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (76 reviews)
“ice explorer” (47 reviews)
“global warming” (18 reviews)
127 km north of Lake Louise | 103 km south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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1 - 10 of 508 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we stopped by, while passing through in late October, there were no open facilities. On the way heading north up the Icefield Parkway, the weather was not conducive to going for a walk closer to the glacier; and on the way back south, we...More

Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to the ice fields centre then got on the coach to the actual glacier. The driver of the coach was a bit of a comedian and got everyone engaged on the short drive to the transfer point. You have to transfer over to...More

1  Thank Pam B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

First one takes a bus from the interesting visitor center to a place to get on the BIG snow mobile that drives you to the glacier and then you walk on the glacier. Guides provide great service & information, especially when on the snow mobile...More

1  Thank scscientist
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What an incredible visit! This was definitely the highlite of our trip! Not only is the Glacier beautiful and awesome but we couldn’t have been more safe and felt more comfortable than Brewster. Our driver (I’m sorry I forget his name) was amazing. Our vehicle...More

Thank Erin J
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. Well set up with good focus on safety. Interesting commentary and fantastic tour guides/drivers. Nick was especially great!

Thank Lilumaro
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Super Kyle was our informative and entertaining driver in our big snow mobile guarded by his trusty Ram side kick. To be able to actually walk on a glacier and collect some pure water was amazing as this will become something of the past. Thank...More

Thank Robyn J
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Athabasca glacier is about 2.5 sq miles in area and located in the Columbia Ice Field in Canadian Rockies. We boarded an Snowcoach to reach Athabasca glacier. We walked around the ice surface with child like spirit. We threw snowballs and took many photographs. The...More

1  Thank AsisBandyopadhyay
Reviewed 4 October 2017

On our journey to the Athabaska glacier.Neil Evans our guide and driver was brilliant. The running commentary he gave was impressive. Informing us even when we stopped at the viewing places of their history. Cheers Neil.

Thank bobbyandbella101
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What a feeling when you ride to the glacer and walk on the ce with the wind in your face - beautiful. Ok its probably because we dont get snow at home... Concernng is the impact of the pace at which the glacier is receeding...More

Thank Roslyn B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were taken up on a large vehicle to the glacier where we could stand and walk on it. We enjoyed the time, but it is sad that tourism activities , the fires in the area etc, and time itself are causing the glacier to...More

Thank Cherie P
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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