The Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour
Our Columbia Icefields Parkway Tours are small group sizes and more intimate. Our vehicle sizes allow for more flexibility and stops along the way, including an alpine picnic lunch. See and learn more through this interactive and fun tour.
A full day sightseeing tour that travels through a landscape carved by glaciers and opened by pioneers. The Columbia Icefields Parkway tour begins with a stop at world famous Lake Louise. It then continues along the Icefields Parkway which is rated as one of the most scenic highways in the world. Marvel at glaciers remaining from the last ice age while you hear stories of early explorers who opened the valleys. Enjoy an alpine picnic before visiting the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields Centre. Join an Ice Explorer! ($54.95 value INCLUDED in tour cost) and travel onto the glacier or explore the interpretive centre and surroundings.
Itinerary and highlights:
- Lake Louise: A brief photo stop at the most famous lake in Canada
- Crowfoot Glacier: One of the day's many up close glacier views.
- Peyto Lake: The classic emerald green jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
- Saskatchewan Crossing: A rest stop/coffee break.
- Mountain Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a hearty lunch with your choice of sandwich at a scenic stop along the Icefields Parkway.
- Bridal Veil Falls: Fantastic view over the Icefields Parkway and the falls.
- Columbia Icefields: Venture onto the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer! and visit the interpretive centre.
- Bow Lake: The headwaters of the mighty Bow River.
Sandwich choices are:
1) Ham and Cheese on Ciabata Bread, chedder cheese, mayonnaise, honey mustard and leaf lettuce.
2) Prime Rib Sandwich on Ciabata Bread: AAA prime rib, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, Swiss cheese & leaf lettuce.
3) Vegetarian on Multi-grain Bagel: lettuce, arugula, roasted red pepper, red onions, cucumbers, with pesto aioli.
Also includes apple, juice, brownie, as well as maple cookies and water.
Remember to bring:
- Warm clothes, including hats, gloves and warm shoes. It can get very cold on the Athabasca Glacier
- Remember your camera!
- Early and late season road/trail closures may limit access to some areas.
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