Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary

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14 hours
Departs from
Calgary Marriott downtown hotel - 6:15am Delta Bow Valley Hotel - 5:50am Fairmont Palliser hotel - 6:10am International Hotel of Calgary - 5:50am Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary - 6:05am Sandman Calgary City Centre - 6:05am Westin Calgary Hotel - 5:55am
Returns to
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Time of departure
You must be at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to departure
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Tour description provided by Viator

See the exciting Icefields Parkway on your way to the Columbia Icefield and explore the Athabasca Glacier with Ice Explorer! A dinner stop is made in Banff, where you will marvel at this beautiful town, set amongst the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies! Return to Calgary late in the evening, and reminisce about the days alpine experiences!

From Calgary, you'll travel the Trans Canada Highway across the prairie, through rolling foothills and into the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. Take a morning stroll on the shore of Lake Louise where Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier create a stunning backdrop.

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.

Then embark on one of the most scenic drives in Canada, the Icefield Parkway. Ride on the all-terrain Ice Explorer and delight in the excursion on the Athabascar Glacier. Mid-point during the tour, passengers can step out onto the glacier and stand on the ancient ice.

On your scenic return trip, a stop in Banff provides time to dine and explore this historic mountain town before departing for Calgary at 7pm.

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

What's included

  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Ride in the ice explorer
  • Admission to glacier skywalk
  • 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 drinks