Halfway along the Icefields Parkway, the Athabasca Glacier stretches down to the valley from the Columbia Icefield.
A living remnant of the last ice age, Athabasca is one of the largest of around 30 glaciers in the Rockies’ largest icefield. The glacier is on the move, shifting several centimeters (inches) per day.
The highlight of a visit to the glacier is the Icefield Centre, which provides all the info you need to know about the formation of glaciers.
Guided hikes lead to the toe of the glacier from the center; it takes around four hours roundtrip. For a more novel trip to the glacier, hop aboard a snow coach for a unique drive across the icefield.
Tours & Tickets
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, ... Read more
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
Now is the perfect opportunity to travel from beautiful Calgary to Jasper. This is a great tour for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and the casual ... Read more
Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
Tour the scenic roads of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with sidecar, driven by a professional. Ride to your ... Read more