Crowfoot Glacier Tours

Crowfoot Glacier
The Crowfoot Glacier, named for its three glacier toes that once formed a very visual representation of the black bird’s foot, has retreated so much since early explorers discovered and named it that it has actually lost an entire digit. Despite its lost toe, the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint on the Icefield Parkway is still spectacular, especially for northbound travelers due to its position as the first of many up-close viewpoints along the drive. 

Opposite this spot is the Helen Lake trailhead. This popular hike is strenuous, but the reward is in the stunning mountain scenery, as the trail crosses a series of alpine meadows covered in summertime wildflowers as it climbs toward Helen Lake. The best views of the Crowfoot Glacier are found further up the trail, but only hikers willing to tackle the steep Helen Lake Headwall will have unobstructed views of the Wapta Icefield, which lies beyond the Continental Divide.  

Practical Info

Both the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint and the Helen Lake Trailhead are found 22 miles (35 km) north of Lake Louise on the Icefield Parkway. The Helen Lake trail is 7.5 miles (12 km), and most hikers require four to five hours to complete the trek. 

Address: Icefield Parkway, Banff, Canada
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Discover the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and massive glaciers of Alberta’s Rocky Mountain region on this full-day Banff glacier tour to the Columbia Icefields. As you follow one of the world’s most famous mountain drives, the Icefield Parkway, you’ll stop at stunning Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake before the tour culminates in an all-terrain ride on the Ice Explorer through the amazing Columbia Icefields. This day trip includes roundtrip transport from multiple locations in Banff, a knowledgeable guide and buffet lunch.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This 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. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

Explore the majestic scenery along the Icefields Parkway, including a trip out onto Athabasca Glacier by all-terrain vehicle, during this 14-hour day trip from Calgary. Visit iconic sites like Lake Louise before enjoying a drive along the Icefields Parkway, admiring the road's jaw-dropping scenery, before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you'll have the chance to visit the amazing Athabasca Glacier up close on board the all-wheel-drive Ice Explorer.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this 10-hour Jasper to Banff one-way tour. Travel the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and learn of the region’s colorful past. Discover top attractions including Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and the Weeping Wall. Take part in the Glacier Adventure tour on the Athabasca Glacier or ride the Glacier SkyWalk over Sunwapta Valley. Gain insight into Alberta’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre. Take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views, then conclude your tour in Banff.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Icefields Parkway Discovery to Jasper from Calgary

Journey one way from Calgary to Jasper, stopping to enjoy the amazing natural scenery and great attractions in Jasper and Banff National Parks, during this 11-hour transfer and guided tour by coach. Photographers, outdoor lovers and casual sightseers alike will enjoy this opportunity to travel along the majestic Icefields Parkway that runs between the two cities, stopping at iconic locations like Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and Athabasca Falls, among others. You’ll also take a ride on top the Columbia Glacier in the all-terrain Ice Explorer and take a break to purchase lunch.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour

Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies on this 10-hour Jasper to Lake Louise one-way tour. Travel along the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over mighty glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and sparkling mountain lakes. Stop at top attractions such as Athabasca Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Explore the Athabasca Glacier or take the skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Banff and Jasper, and finish your Canadian adventure near the rolling shores of magical Lake Louise.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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3-Day Rocky Mountains Athabasca Tour from Banff

Explore the heart of the Rocky Mountains with a trip through Banff and Jasper National Parks! This 3 day tour through the Canadian Rockies will take you on one of the most scenic roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway! You'll discover amazing glacial lakes (including Lake Louise), snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife everywhere you look. Moose tours are designed for 18 to 35 year olds, but we welcome all adventurous travellers that are 18+.Note: the Athabasca is the middle 3 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have started together in Vancouver before you join them, and some will be continuing back to Vancouver after you finish.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

Explore the wilds of western Alberta on this 10-hour Banff to Jasper one-way tour. Travel with your guide through the rugged wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks. Take in top regional attractions such as Bow Lake, the Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise and the Weeping Wall. At the Columbia Icefield, hike to the Athabasca Glacier or take the Glacier Skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Learn of the region’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre or enjoy a guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Then, finish your journey in Jasper.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

Explore the Canadian wilderness on this 9-hour Lake Louise to Jasper one-way tour. Following a pickup from your Lake Louise accommodation, travel with your guide through the wilds of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Marvel at some of Canada’s most impressive mountainscapes, and discover snow-covered peaks and mighty glaciers. Take in top regional attractions on route such as Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia ice field, trek up to Athabasca Glacier or enjoy panoramic Sunwapta Valley views during the glacier skywalk.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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