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Take an outdoor-lover’s odyssey along Alberta’s famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, stopping to enjoy incredible scenery and a ride on the Athabasca glacier, during this 5.5-hour excursion from Jasper. Drive along this incredible roadway, set among two incredible national parks, admiring glacier-fed streams, iconic mountains and local wildlife as you go. Then make a stop for a ride aboard the all-terrain Ice Explorer on the surface of the Athabasca glacier. This Columbia Icefields excursion also includes admission to the Glacier Skywalk attraction, buffet lunch and round-trip transport from select hotels in Jasper.

What You Can Expect

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

Columbia Icefield Tour from Jasper

Sample all that the Canadian Rockies have to offer as you travel along the province’s majestic Icefields Parkway, stopping to admire the incredible natural scenery, drive on top of a glacier and admire local wildlife. It’s a great way to get a taste for this area’s many stunning natural wonders.

Begin your day with pickup from select Jasper hotels. Check with your tour operator for the exact pickup schedule. Then continue on a scenic drive by comfortable coach, the road set among the majestic scenery of Alberta. Along the way you’ll make a number of stops for sightseeing, including at the picturesque Athabasca Falls, the Glacier Skywalk and at the Columbia Icefield Centre. You’ll also have time stop for a tasty hot buffet lunch.

Finish your day with a ride aboard the all-terrain Ice Explorer, which will take you out onto the surface of the majestic Athabasca glacier, admiring the icy surface dotted with thick patches of snow and shimmering ice formations. After your Ice Explorer ride, you’ll head back to connect with your ride back to your hotel in Jasper.

Please note: this tour is seasonal and only runs May through October

Customer Reviews

jmlara Dominican Republic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Even though we couldn and #39;t see the iced field because of the weather, the views are amazing and very interesting.

ROB United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great experience to be on the glacier

Friday O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Dustin was the best, lots of info with added humor. Nice to see the sites and not have to drive. Price very reasonable, will recommend this company

Debra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We were very fortunate to have good weather, great time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fabulous day.. The Brewster team of Patrick O'Connell and Alberto were terrific. The trip was seamless and the information they provided excellent. We got to see it all the falls, the skywalk and the ice field in comfort, with sufficient time to enjoy everything. We even had a decent hot lunch. I rate it and them highly

Carolin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was an amazing tour - even though I wasn't so lucky with the weather - The guide was very nice and competent. For me, it was a great opportunity to see the countryside, get around easily, and learn a lot about the area. Many thanks for enriching my Canada experiences!

Paul W Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was awesome! The bus driver was very knowledgeable about the area and history, it was very organized and we didn't feel rushed at all. Both the ice fields and the skywalk we great as well. We would highly recommend it

Vuthamy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an excellent tour guide -Alistair?,who gave us lots of information and his instructions were very clear. Impressive! Thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Sundog was not doing a tour the day we were going they were so nice and called Brewsters and made arrangements for them to take us our tour guide was Mike he was very good

Martin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Misunderstanding on the pickup point meant the day didn't start well but thanks to Mike and Michelle from Brewsters, we caught up with our tour at the Athabasca waterfall. Fantastic weather meant that the parkway was absolutely stunning. Arrived at Brewster Icefield Centre which was busy but well maintained. Choice of food and beverages good. You have to take a transfer coach from the centre to a staging point to board a Snow Coach (about 10 minutes) - take warm clothes as glaciere is cool even on sunny days! Journey on Snow Coach is amazing as is the purported cost of $1,200,000 each! Once you get to the glaciere terminus, you can't even see the Brewset Centre but the views are tremendous. We where the only customers returning to Jasper so once again, Brewsters came up trumps by providing us with our own personal minibus transfer - the driver went out of his way to make sure we saw plenty of widlife on the trip back.

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