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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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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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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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“ice explorer” (47 reviews)
“the bus” (76 reviews)
“global warming” (18 reviews)
127 km north of Lake Louise | 103 km south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 866-606-6700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank scscientist
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank AsisBandyopadhyay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there on 12 September 2017 as part of Trip-A-Deal and Mike the Kiwi was very knowledgeable, funny and patient with our tour group. The visitor centre was still busy, despite it being the last month of the season, but the Guinness Book of...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband booked this trip for us. While I did enjoy it, I was surprised at the lack of concern this company has for the environment. It is clear that this type of tourism negatively affects the life of the glacier. Our guide even told...More

1  Thank Kate O
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10 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