Banff to Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Ice Explorer Tour

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Tour description

Visit Canada's famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you through an awe-inspiring landscape carved by glaciers and remnants from the last ice age, as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic highways.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, AlbertaDeparting from the centre, you'll 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.Them, be transported to the glass floor Glacier Skywalk, hanging from the edge of the Sunwapta Valley at 918-foot (280 m), for unparalleled views of the canyon below and mountains around you.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, AlbertaThis tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and emerald lakes.Stop At: Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park, AlbertaA brief stop provides one of the day’s many up close glacier views.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Bow Lake, Banff National Park, AlbertaYou will visit Bow Lake, one of Banff National Park's largest lakes. Bow Lake is fed by meltwater from the Bow Glacier in the Wapta Icefield and lies at the base of Bow Summit.Duration: 20 minutes

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer! Tour and Glacier Skywalk
  • Small group tour (maximum of 24 guests)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre

What's not included

  • Gratuities