• Location: Calgary, Canada
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour from Calgary to the Columbia Icefield
  • Enjoy one of the greatest mountain drives in the world, the Icefield Parkway
  • Ride the all-terrain Ice Explorer (included)
  • Take a stroll around Lake Louise
  • Explore and dine in the quaint town of Banff

What You Can Expect

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

Admire Lake Louise, an icon of the Canadian Rockies

Discover the incredible mountain scenery and ancient glaciers of the Icefields Parkway during this day trip with lunch departing from Calgary. This excursion offers a great chance to get up close and personal with the massive ice formations that have shaped the geography of this region's wild landscape over many thousands of years.

Start your day trip with pickup from hotels in Calgary between 5:50 and 6:15am. Check with your tour operator for exact departure points and schedule. Then continue by coach out into the prairie and rolling hills of the Trans Canada Highway, watching as the scenery changes to foothills and then to the towering mountains of the Rockies as you enter Banff National Park.

Stop for a photo break at the picturesque shores of the brilliant-blue Lake Louise, with Mount Victoria and its Victoria Glacier visible in the distance. Proceed back onto the road, where you'll make additional stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake and Big Hill for more sightseeing and great photo opportunities. 

Continue your ride out onto Canada's iconic Icefields Parkway, a scenic road that winds past some of the world's most impressive alpine scenery, stopping at the Athabasca Glacier. Upon reaching this massive ice sheet, climb aboard the Ice Explorer for an up close and personal ride out onto the glacier itself. You'll even get to step onto this ancient ice for a short walk.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October.

Customer Reviews

Sharon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I can't imaginge missing this tour. I posted a picture of the bus as my screen saver.

Fritz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great trip and guides.

Paul R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

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Roly A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I enjoyed this trip, you'll get to see the scenic views of rocky mountains, emerald lakes and glacier.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent and well worth it, the Driver was very knowledgeable and made the long trip seem shorter with his informational sessions about the area, and other tidbits of information.

Maria R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really beautiful landscapes, the ice walking was really nice, the tour guides were very nice, it was completely worth it !!

Gerard C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a great day. The only negative was that it was a very long day. We did the return trip from Calgary it would have been better to do the trip from Lake Louise or Banff as it is not so far. It was wonderful to walk on a glacier!

patkadams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really enjoyed the beautiful scenery

Clara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour, driver and tour guide.. thank you for such a great experience. Highly recommended.

ANIL VIJAISINH A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Driving through the Rocky mountains is an experience in itself thankfully the weather was great. The beauty of the mountains, numerous glaciers and lakes are captivating. Perhaps the most exquisite in its pristine glory is turquoise lake Lake Peyto which drew gasps from everyone as we approached. The color is simply unbelievably pure. The Ice field trip is a once in a life time - the detailing by the driver sorry about the name as we approached was very informative. The exhilarating experience as we take our first steps on A GLACIER ! and after all the photos, a drink of glacial water from the source and a little bit for home. The sky walk is great but the Mountains,Lakes and Ice field are greater. Organisation perfect, Driver and host sorry names forgotten tremendous - their detailing impressive !!! the lunch plentiful and varied - which is great on such long trips. On way back, a happy silence as we absorbed the experience,

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