Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff information and booking

9 hours
Departs from
Banff hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
The Fairmont Banff Springs (Motorcoach Entrance) - 8:05am Mount Royal Hotel (Motorcoach Entrance) - 8:15am Brewster Transportation Centre - 8:30am *You must be at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to departure
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Admire lakes and glaciers on a full day tour from Banff to the Columbia Icefield. Ride the Ice Explorer and settle in as a local guide provides fascinating commentary of the starkly beautiful Alberta Rockies region. The road to the Columbia Icefields, one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle, is universally regarded as one of the world's greatest mountain drives.

The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle. The Icefields Parkway runs from Banff National Park into Jasper National Park and is one of the most scenic drives in Canada.

Visit Lake Louise, the icon of the Canadian Rockies, before your spectacular journey along the Icefields Parkway. At Lake Louise stroll along its emerald green shores with a picture perfect view of the Victoria Glacier. With photographic stops at Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake, you head towards the impressive view at the Big Hill.

On this guided tour learn about the unique ecosystem and the creation of the glaciers you experience on your way to the Columbia Icefield. After your ride on the all-terrain Ice Explorer, there is time to visit the Glacier Gallery, restaurant or gift shop at the Icefields Centre. Return to Banff in the late afternoon

This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October.

What's included

  • Ride in the ice explorer
  • Admission to glacier skywalk
  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Pick-up and/or drop-off at multiple locations available
  • Local taxes

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink