Athabasca Glacier

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Athabasca Glacier: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer & Skywalk

    1. Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer & Skywalk

    Begin your unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center. Meet your guide, who will take you to the Athabasca Glacier. At the scheduled time, board your Ice Explorer, a huge vehicle specifically designed for glacial travel, and set off on an exciting ride. During your ride, listen to your guide's stories and facts about the Columbia Icefield and the glaciers around you. Once on the Glacier, hop off the vehicle to walk on the extremely thick, 25,000-year-old ice and drink cold, pure water from the glacier itself. This is an experience you will never forget. Then, take a short ride with your guide to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Heighten your senses by walking on a platform where only glass separates you from a 918-foot (279-meter) drop. Marvel at the spectacular views of the mountains and glaciers around you and the Sunwapta River with its waterfalls and crystal clear gla...

    Loved the experience! The vehicles and discovery centre were convenient and clean and the staff were super friendly. The glacier was so fun and I'll definitely go again next time I'm in Jasper.

  • Athabasca Glacier: Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour from Banff

    2. Athabasca Glacier: Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour from Banff

    Get picked up from your Banff hotel in a modern mini bus by your friendly guide. Departing from Banff, your friendly guide will welcome you on the tour with an overview of where you'll be headed as you 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 to focus on the amphitheatre of mountains towering above as you keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. The highlight of the tour is the Glacier Adventure, located approximately halfway along the Icefields Parkway near the border of Jasper National Park. Stop at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre and board a bus that will take you to the specially designed 56-passenger Ice Explorer vehicle. Then, drive onto the Athabasca Glacier that is thousands of years old. After learning abou...

    Rob was fantastic and made our trip so enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Would highly recommend. Thank you

  • From Jasper to Banff or Lake Louise: One-Way Tour

    3. From Jasper to Banff or Lake Louise: One-Way Tour

    Your journey through two of Canada's most renowned national parks: Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, commences the moment your friendly driver/guide meets you at your hotel or approved accommodation. Departing the picturesque mountain town of Jasper, you will travel the Columbia Icefields Parkway, truly one of the most scenic roadways in the world. Take in the magnificent scenery and make several stops along the route to appreciate the region's breathtaking beauty. Along the way, highlights include Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Icefields, the Weeping wall, Petyo Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Saskatchewan Crossing and Lake Louise. You will also partake in a delicious picnic lunch at a scenic viewpoint during this journey. At the Columbia Icefields you will take part in a Glacier adventure to Athabasca Glacier as well as experience the Glacier Skywalk for vistas over the ...

  • Canada 7–Day National Parks Camping Tour from Seattle

    4. Canada 7–Day National Parks Camping Tour from Seattle

    Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops Kamloops British Columbia is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife . Cougars, bears, elk, and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. Stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Spend your evening under the stars with your provided camping equipment. Day 2: Yoho National Park Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake or simply relax in the lakeshore cafe and enjoy the views. Drive along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park en route to Banff, where you will spend your night camping. Day 3:  Banff National Park - Lake Louise Lake Louise is an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed waters, surrounded ...

  • Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

    5. Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

    Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops Kamloops British Columbia is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife . Cougars, bears, elk, and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. Stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.  Day 2: Yoho National Park Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake or simply relax in the lakeshore cafe and enjoy the views. Drive along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park en route to Banff, your night stop. Day 3:  Banff National Park - Lake Louise Lake Louise is an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed waters, surrounded by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Multiple hiking trails lead to the Lake Agne...

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What people are saying about Athabasca Glacier

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Loved the experience! The vehicles and discovery centre were convenient and clean and the staff were super friendly. The glacier was so fun and I'll definitely go again next time I'm in Jasper.

I was hesitant at first to book this trip and gladly I was convinced to do it. I tell you what, it's totally worth the money and it's a one time life experience

Definitely be there early! I ordered my ticket online but you still have to line up and receive a physical copy of the ticket.

Overall pretty good! Happy about the firm mask requirements.

Our guide Rob was amazing! Thanks for all the knowledge!