8:30am
Departure Time
11 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity
May-Oct
Season

This one-way tour from Banff to Jasper takes you along the famous Icefields Parkway through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes.

Due to the pandemic, this tour is not operating in 2020.

Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and numerous glaciers in the majesty of Canada’s two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway will include Lake Louise (for those starting in Banff), the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefields, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls.

Your stop at the Columbia Icefields will provide you with approximately four hours to take part in the Glacier Adventure tour as you climb aboard the bus and ride on to the Athabasca Glacier, and explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. You may also choose to enjoy the interpretive exhibits at the Columbia Icefield Centre or take a short guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. A picnic lunch is also included.

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Professional certified guide
  • Ice Explorer
MEAL
  • Picnic Lunch

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Icefields Parkway

Travel along one of the world’s most scenic highways.
2

Lake

If you are starting in Banff, you will get around 20-30 minutes to enjoy the beautiful views and incredible glacier at this iconic destination.

Bow Lake

See this popular scenic lake.
4

Columbia Icefields

Travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take in a birds-eye view of the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk, suspended 918 feet (280 metres) above the valley floor.
5

Waterfalls

See Athabasca Falls and the Weeping Wall.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Professional certified guide
  • Ice Explorer
MEAL
  • Picnic Lunch

Choose from the following lunch options:

  • Chicken Club Wrap: Mayo, chicken chunks and bacon bits with lettuce and tomato on a tortilla wrap.
  • Roast Beef Sandwich: Premium roast beef slice with lettuce and tomato with Swiss Cheese and horseradish mayo on a kaiser bun.
  • Ham and Cheese Sandwich: Lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, mayo and mustard on whole wheat bread.
  • Vegetable Wrap: Tomato, lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper and roasted red pepper hummus on a tortilla wrap.
  • Gluten-free Salad: Iceberg lettuce, diced tomato, green onion and cucumber topped with diced chicken with french dressing.

Lunches also include drinks and snacks.

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Professional certified guide
  • Ice Explorer
MEAL
  • Picnic Lunch
The tour commences in Banff at 8:30am (or Lake Louise at 9:45am) and guests will arrive in Jasper at around 7:30pm, approximately 11 hours in total.
This full day guided tour includes transport along the famous Icefields Parkway from Banff or Lake Louise to Jasper, as well as admissions to the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk attractions and scenic stops including Bow Lake and Athasbasca Falls. A picnic lunch is included.
The tour picks up from most hotels in Banff and Lake Louise, and drops off at most hotels in Jasper.
It’s recommended that you bring warm layers with you, even on those warm summer days since some sightseeing stops will be a little cooler than others. Wear some good walking shoes with grip and bring your camera, sunscreen and some light snacks. Sunglasses are recommended for the Ice Explorer to reduce the brightness of the sun’s reflection on the glacier.
Any children under the age of 2 sharing a seat with a paying adult will be free. If you require a separate seat for your infant, the regular child rate will be charged.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings). Please note there are no refunds on the Glacier Adventure Combo.
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Professional certified guide
  • Ice Explorer
MEAL
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Early and late season road / trail closures may limit access to some areas.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Professional certified guide
  • Ice Explorer
MEAL
  • Picnic Lunch
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