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From Banff: Columbia Icefield Tour with Glacier Skywalk

Product ID: 376571
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Join a tour from Banff and discover The Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic mountain roadways. Head to Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride to Athabasca Glacier. Take in amazing views from Columbia Icefield Skywalk.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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English

Pickup included

Pickup available from select hotels in Banff

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a ride in a massive all-terrain vehicle onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Columbia Icefield Skywalk
  • Look for wildlife and admire the views of pristine lakes and breathtaking mountain peaks
  • Learn how glaciers have shaped the landscape around you from your knowledgeable guide
Full description
Begin the tour with hotel pickup in Banff and embark on an unforgettable experience. On the way to the Athabasca Glacier, listen as your guide shares stories and facts about the wildlife, geology, culture, and how glaciers have shaped the landscape of the area. 

Enjoy spectacular vistas over the Canadian Rockies, turquoise lakes, and numerous glaciers. Stop at Crowfoot Glacier and Bow Lake to capture a perfect picture. The Athabasca Glacier is one of the "six toes" of the Columbia Icefield, and where you’ll have the unique opportunity to walk on a glacier and to sip from its virgin streams.

Board a massive Ice Explorer and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you ride directly onto the glacier. Afterwards, spend approximately 20 minutes walking on the extremely thick, 25,000-year-old ice. After a delicious hot lunch at Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, take a short ride to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

Perched on a cliff on the side of the Sunwapta Valley, this glass-floored platform stretches out for astonishing views. Stride boldly out for a thrilling adventure and enjoy the views of the mountains and glaciers around you, as well as Sunwapta River with its waterfalls and crystal-clear water below. The tour will end with hotel drop-off in Banff.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Banff
  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Ticket for Ice Explorer experience and Columbia Icefield Skywalk
  • Light snacks and refreshments onboard
  • Dedicated onboard guide
  • Taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
• Please bring warm layers, as temperatures on the glacier can be significantly cooler. This tour will take place rain or shine.
• The audio devices at Columbia Icefield Skywalk are subject to availability and are not available when it is raining.
• Bring a bottle that you can fill with glacier water.