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  • Address: Icefields Parkway, Banff T1W 1J2, Canada

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Athabasca Glacier

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.

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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour, Jasper, null
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour will have you venturing down the Icefields Parkway to the famous Columbia Ice Fields, rated by National Geographic as one of the most scenic ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.24
Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff, Banff, Full-day Tours
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Banff, Canada
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.55
Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour, Jasper, Ski & Snow
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Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour

The Jasper to Lake Louise tour is the ultimate way to experience the biggest and best the Canadian Rockies has to offer! Your journey takes you past sweeping ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.50

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