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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

From USD 205.63
  • Day trip to Athabasca Glacier from Banff
  • Gaze at the stunning glaciers and remnants of the last ice age
  • Enjoy breathtaking views along the Icefields Parkway
Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
From USD 205.63
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USD 205.63
Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This adventurous tour gets you up close with Canada’s stunning Athabasca Glacier, including visits to other attractions such as Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, and Columbia Icefields along the way. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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.

Afterwards, dig into a hearty mountain picnic and take a photo stop at Peyto Lake – famous for its stunning pale milky-turquoise hue.

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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The glacier tour was amazing and informative! Our driver James was very informative, funny, and we felt safe during the visit. Great overall. Strongly recommend booking in advance as times get sold out quickly.

Thank Dar1317
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very informative visit to the Athabasca Glacier

My first time visiting Banff and going to the Athabasca Glacier. Our guide was Annik and she is very helpful and super funny. She gave very thorough information of Banff and ensure she covers all details on the tour. We have decent time in each...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beats the self drive tour

We had a fantastic and very experienced tour guide and driver Al and the host Nicola. Al was great at story telling all there is to learn about the area and every stop adding lots of humor and interactive moments. We spent 9 hours on...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome tour

Brewster sightseeing tour was an awesome tour. Our tour guides, Mitch and George, were great. At our age to say we walked on a glacier is something to remember. Very informative and helped with my husband as he is a slow walker!

Thank Doris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour. Tom our guide was outstanding, with great information.

My wife and I had a great time with Discover Banff Tours. Tom our guide educated us with lots of valuable information about the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, the wildlife, and the Glaciers. Tom was very patient with all of our questions, and was...More

Thank LMotto
Emma S, Manager at Discover Banff Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Tom has a lot of experience guiding tours to glaciers both in New Zealand and Canada, and we're very glad to have him on the team!

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Alicia B
13 July 2018|
Response from gjboyle66qwertyu | Reviewed this property |
Hi the day we were there, Most just had a jacket on To stop the wind Enjoy !!
Deval S
27 May 2018|
Response from Jenny G | Reviewed this property |
This is not baby friendly if you want to walk on the glacier. There is no point in going past the carpark at the visitors centre, however the views from there are stunning!!
Taha H
19 May 2018|
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Response from Roseaway | Property representative |
Hi Deval, We do not pick up from Canmore for this tour. So you would need to make your way into the town of Banff, and arrange to be picked up at hotel in Banff. We also have a central meeting spot that you can choose to... More
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