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Afterwards, dig into a hearty mountain picnic and take a photo stop at Peyto Lake – famous for its stunning pale milky-turquoise hue.
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. You’ll also walk the glass floor Glacier Skywalk, hanging from the edge of the Sunwapta Valley, for unparalleled views of the canyon below and mountains around you.
The tour guide Alice was brilliant ! She made the trip informative and interesting with her great knowledge and sense of humour. Alice ensured everyone on the bus looked after. No one was ignored or left out as sometimes can happen in a group trip. My only disappointment was that there was not enough time on the glacier. The 15-20 mins flew past and seemed very rushed. The picnic stop turned out to be amazing as we got lucky and saw a bear in the woods !. A big thank you to Alice for looking after the group. Highly recommend the tour and company.
Coming from the deep south, this was such an unique experience!!! Totally impressed by the beauty and majesty of the area! We only had 3 full days for the visit, so we took tours each day. Each tour was different. We know we would not have seen and enjoyed a fraction of the things we experienced if we had tried to do it ourselves. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Would go back again in a heartbeat!!
Fantastic day. Stunning stops to and from the glacier, and Ed was a lovely, informative guide with a lot of knowledge. This trip was the perfect first jaunt into the park. The glacier itself was a little touristy, but when on vacation, it's okay to be touristy.
Awesome day. Stop at Bow Lake was spectacular!
Départ du centre-ville de Banff vers 9h30 AM, on emprunte la magnifique Iceflieds Parkway.
Première partie : Visite du lac Bow, vue sur le glacier Crowfoot.
Petit arrêt pour un pique-nique à Saskatchewan Crossing. Le repas est fourni : chips, wrap, pomme, jus de fruit et brownies.
Seconde partie : Accès au glacier Athabasca avec un véhicule spécial, puis visite du lac Peyto sur le chemin du retour.
Notre guide, Hugh, était très sympathique et passioné, bien que la visite fut soumise à un timing parfois serré.
Rona R Canada
Very pristine scenery surrounded by mountains and glacier ice/snow which has been there since the ice age time. The weather cooperates on the way up until we stepped on the glacier snow walk. Highly recommended for people who loves cold weather.
This was an amazing one-day tour. Our tour guide, Hugh, was great. He had lots of interesting information and stories about the geography and people who had discovered and developed these areas of the Canadian Rockies. He was very flexible on timing for stops along the way, and when weather and logistics issues required some minor changes. The scenery is beautiful. The experience on the glacier was one you will not want to miss. The next time we do this, I think we will consider the glacier ice walk. We ended up staying in Canmore, rather than Banff. They were very helpful to direct us to a centrally-located meeting place in Banff to meet the tour bus in the morning.
The ice field parkway is a must visit. Very pretty.
This was a very nice trip with a lot of great scenery and wonderful to be in such a small party. Our guide was very informative and helpful and I would highly recommend the store to anybody who wants to see the sights.
This tour was on a smaller bus with about 17 individuals. The smaller group size meant less time was spent waiting for individuals to return to the bus after the various stops. The reservation and boarding process went without a hitch.
Our tour guide was Norm, he was very knowledgeable of the area and its wildlife and also very engaging.
The glacier is a long ride from Banff however the stops at several scenic locations made it enjoyable. The park is beautiful!
The walk on the glacier and ride to it in the Explorer vehicle was a unique experience in itself.
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