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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff provided by Brewster Sightseeing

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff
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Tour snapshot
Driver-guide navigates the Columbia Icefield Parkway from Banff
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Traverse the Columbia Icefield aboard a customized Ice Explorer, with a guide to provide the commentary. This notorious mountain drive takes you to one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle, without the need to navigate the Parkway yourself. Admire the stark beauty of lakes and glaciers in the Canadian Rockies on this full-day tour, round-trip from Banff.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ice Explorer takes passengers to the Skywalk in Jasper National Park
  • Hot buffet lunch and live narration provided
  • Full-day tour includes Lake Louise and two glaciers
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ice Explorer takes passengers to the Skywalk in Jasper National Park
  • Hot buffet lunch and live narration provided
  • Full-day tour includes Lake Louise and two glaciers
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3026B10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Ride in the Ice Explorer
  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and/or drop-off at multiple locations available
  • Local Taxes
  • Columbia Icefield Skywalk Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Big Hill Springs Provincial Park
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional) Food and drink
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs 7:35 am pickup Banff Caribou Lodge 7:35 am pickup Elk + Avenue Hotel 7:45 am pickup
  • Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Prior to your travel date, your hotel details must be advised to tour operator so they may arrange your pickup. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • Guests may depart this tour in Lake Louise if accommodation has been arranged
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Ride in the Ice Explorer
  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and/or drop-off at multiple locations available
  • Local Taxes
  • Columbia Icefield Skywalk Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Big Hill Springs Provincial Park
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional) Food and drink
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs 7:35 am pickup Banff Caribou Lodge 7:35 am pickup Elk + Avenue Hotel 7:45 am pickup
  • Banff, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Prior to your travel date, your hotel details must be advised to tour operator so they may arrange your pickup. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • Guests may depart this tour in Lake Louise if accommodation has been arranged
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Louise
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Brewster Sightseeing
    Victoria Glacier
    Crowfoot Glacier
  • 2
    Big Hill Springs Provincial Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Columbia Icefield Skywalk
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
272 reviews
Excellent
247
Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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Giles C
Newton Abbot, UK3 contributions
Couples
Had a really good crew, Brad the driver and Michelyn helping. From the start he was great fun and knowledgeable, we got away without wasting any time and he made good use of the time we saved by stopping for bonus stops. Michelyn was very good at spotting wildlife and Brad very good at stopping safely and allowing the majority of a full bus to take pictures.
The ice flow tour on special six wheel vehicles with low pressure huge wheels was terrific. We ended the day having seen a black bear, elk, long horn sheep abd mountain goats. A really great day with a highly capable abd knowledgeable crew. Highly recommend them, Michelyn also took pictures of various couples with their own cameras when asked, often volunteering to do so
Written 6 June 2022
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Dear _gilescaughey, Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We will ensure that Brad and Michelyn made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job thy are doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor, Brewster Sightseeing
Written 8 June 2022
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Mel D
3 contributions
It's a full day enjoying the stunning scenery of Banff National Park with 2 stops and a decent buffet lunch included.
The skywalk was incredible and definitely worth seeing and experiencing.
The Columbian glacier was something that has to be done, interesting but not very exciting.

The coach was comfortable and Colin and Sid were great hosts explaining everything in detail and making it more memorable.
Thank you so much for the delicious ginger cookies on the way back!
Written 21 May 2022
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Dear 227meld Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We will ensure that Sid and Colin are made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job they are doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna, Guest Experience Supervisor, Brewster Sightseeing
Written 6 June 2022
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David E
Cornwall, UK5 contributions
Couples
We couldn't get a hire car so reluctantly did the bus tour - well we are so glad we did. It was amazing. Brian Robinson (driver and tour guide) was so knowledgeable and as well as Skywalk and Icefield also took up tp Peyto Lake and Athabasca Falls. These last 2 being the highlight of the day. Oleta who arranged tickets, food etc was also lovely and very helpful. Can't recommend enough.
We also found our bus driver (originally ftom Japan) from Banff to Lake Louise helpful, friendly and gave us really useful info including sunrise times at Lake Louise - well worth the early start. Brilliant all round.
Written 1 July 2022
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Dear David, Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We are delighted that you were happy with your decision to come with us on your visit here in the Rockies. We will ensure that Brian and Alyta are made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job they are doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor Brewster Sightseeing
Written 8 July 2022
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Marguerite S
Kingston, Canada437 contributions
Very professional driver, courteous & helpful along with his colleague Zoe! A great day of travelling, arrived a little late into Jasper for our train transfer for the next day but the delay was the result of the staff at the Columbia Icefield. We had a reserved time period which we were early but their staff were running late! it delayed our entire trip itinerary. Would have liked to see & experience Jasper town a little but time would not allow. The sightseeing was excellent along with the commentary about the region, the animals to which we seen & the history of the area. Perhaps a little less personal story telling from Dave but he just wanted to share his interesting stories to entertain the patrons. With such a tight time schedule perhaps a shorter stop at the Athabasca Falls & light snack & refreshments! Enjoyable & appreciated but not really necessary! Thanks.
Written 6 June 2022
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Dear CM , Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We will ensure that Dave and Zoe made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job thy are doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor, Brewster Sightseeing
Written 8 June 2022
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julia l
1 contribution
Had both Frenchies (self titled) as bus driver and host. Both were so welcoming and accommodating. Tour host Zoe was so bright and bubbly throughout the entire day which was a little over 10 hours. She was knowledgeable and funny, including personal anecdotes to make her facts more relevant and exciting. The weather wasn't brilliant but they didn't let that stop their sunny dispositions. The tour itself was interesting and informative, and it was a great opportunity to walk on and experience the glacier that has stood for thousands of years. The skywalk was really fun , walking along the glass bottom suspension, providing beautiful vistas emerging from the fog. Overall, would definitely recommend, and as all transportation and lunch was included, it was a great way to spend a day off.
Written 1 June 2022
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Dear julialL5088OB, Thanks for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing on your recent visit. Your feedback is very important to us and I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. At Brewster Sightseeing, we strive every day to exceed our guests' expectations by providing excellent services and hospitality. We want to make each and every experience enjoyable and to help you make great memories. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. Knowing that our guests have had a good experience with us means we can celebrate our success. It motivates us to work towards providing even better service in the future. We will ensure that Zoe is made aware of your lovely comments and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to ensure we are aware of the awesome job she is doing. Please come back and see us again next time you’re here! Thanks again for your feedback. Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor, Brewster Sightseeing
Written 8 June 2022
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Mary M
Toronto, Canada150 contributions
We arranged this tour package before leaving home. We stayed in Canmore and this company offered a pick up close to our lodgings to take us to Banff where we transferred to the tour bus. Our driver, Colin (the best looking driver with the company) (he told us to say that) and our hostess, Caitlan were great fun, and very knowledgeable and friendly. The stops along the way were all beautiful and interesting. The food at the Discovery Centre (buffet) was excellent. I wish I had had room for more. Our Ice Explorer driver Jessica was also very friendly and knowledgeable. I didn't expect the glacier to be so slushy and wet so would recommend wearing boots to keep your feet dry. Layers of clothes are needed as even though it was very hot outside, it was very cold on the glacier. On our way back to Banff, we stopped at a very nice picnic area and enjoyed some refreshments provided by the bus company. However, when leaving we encountered a flat tire. Colin and Caitlan were very professional and didn't panic or get upset. I also have to credit all the passengers as no one gave either Colin or Caitlan a hard time and everyone seemed very understanding. So we were stranded for about 60 to 90 minutes but it was in a pleasant surrounding and gave some of us a chance to chat with other passengers. Cheers to the people we met from Dallas and from Wales. Given the long delay, the bus company had to make arrangements for those of us who needed a ride back to Canmore and Calgary. They arranged for private taxis and we were on our way within 10 minutes of our arrival in Banff. Cudos to all the staff at Brewster who went above and beyond. I would not hesitate to use this service again.
Written 20 July 2022
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Dear 266MaryM, Thank you for joining us at Brewster Sightseeing. Your feedback is very important to us. I appreciate the time you took to provide a guest review. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our wonderful team. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with them. Each day, our team aims to do the very best job we can and reviews like yours make it worthwhile. I hope you choose to visit us again soon! Sincerely, Dannah B Guest Experience Supervisor Brewster Sightseeing
Written 30 July 2022
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Viola CC
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
We booked the Columbia ice field tour a month prior to our departure, the reason I have chosen the tour is that we flew in from Vancouver and weren't able to rent a car because of Canada Day and the 4th of July.
The tour guides Kodie & Katy are very accommodating, Katy was following us around and taking photos at all attractions, so you don't need to be worried if you're traveling alone. Kodie on the other hand, know the area very well and have a great sense of humor, she talked about the history, wildfire, animal habitat, flora, and fauna of every stop, quite entertaining just by listening to her commentary. We were fortunate on the day, spotted many wild animals like 6 black bears running around, and we had a few minutes to observe/ take photos.
And the buffet was exceptional too, a variety range of food, I was travel for a couple of days and didn't have enough veggies or fruits, the buffet fulfilled my eagerness for fresh salad:)
Besides, the tour did a beautiful job on sustainability, except the cookie packaging was a plastic bag, and the rest were environmentally friendly. I wish the tour can highlight more about eco-tourism and sustainability. As seen the dramatic receding of the glacier, I hope the future generation will be able to see what we have seen.
Written 10 July 2022
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Dear OLA_FORAWHILE Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review of the tour that you experienced. Every day we strive to exceed guests experiences by providing excellent services and experiences. I am delighted you had a great time and enjoyed the natural beauty the Rockies have to offer! I'm so happy to hear about the positive experience you had with the lunch provided and our host and driver. They are two of our best! I will ensure Katy and Kodie are aware of your kind comments and we thank you again for mentioning them. Thank you very much for your feedback again and we hope to see you again soon Sincerely, Cliodhna Guest Experience Supervisor Brewster Sightseeing
Written 15 July 2022
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Sue & Dave
Crawley, UK1 contribution
Had a very lovely day on a comfortable coach with almost non-stop spectacular views. Our driver/guide Abdullah was full of historical information and had an an amazing recollection of statistics such as mountain heights, ice depths, lengths of rivers etc! He also has a dry sense of humour, not evident at first encounter. His younger guide companion, Dyuti, was full of enthusiasm, smiles, jokes (corny by her own admission!) and additional facts and observations, especially about the natural surroundings and wildlife. Nothing was too much for her to provide help with, including taking many photos of travellers with their cameras, backdropped by glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, etc! The Skywalk was an excellent experience, both in terms of its engineering triumph and the views it afforded below and around. The glacier ride in a huge monster bus with another guide, was also a highlight, and we enjoyed walking on the ice as well as the ride itself which was like the slowest roller coaster in the world! Definitely recommend this trip and these guides.
The only improvement we would have liked would be a little more time at the lunch stop (lunch was very good), afforded perhaps by more strict time management at the earlier stops - there are always some folk who seem to have no regard for timekeeping and slow us all down.
Written 13 June 2022
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Hi Trek34648689915, thank you for the kind words and feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Abdullah and Dyuti as well as the glacier experiences. We look forward to hosting you again!
Written 28 June 2022
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Amnah y
Brampton, Canada32 contributions
- Skywalk experience needs to be more interactive. After Glacier adventure this was just okay. Didn't seem like it was worth it.
- Chalet guy was scraping off fries from the pan and gave half filled chicken and fries boxes. When I asked he filled up one and left. I asked the mgr for the 2nd one and she said I saw the guy give you one already. I told her that he was scraping off so you might as well make me all new as I don't want substandard than everyone else's. First, she went over to give constructive feedback to the guy, then gave me some extra fries on the side and finally apologized. Overall, service was not comparable to the amount spent on food, over $60.
Written 3 August 2021
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Chris and Chris... B
Mount Brydges, Canada4 contributions
My wife and I did this tour just last week. Our driver-guide was Jim. We have nothing but good things to say about this tour. He picked us up on time and the tour was very well organized. We had a coach bus take us from Banff to the Columbia Ice Fields. There were only four of us booked, likely due to tourism just picking up, and they still continued the tour. This was unexpected as most tour companies would have pulled the pin on the tour with only four guests. Jim was so knowledgeable and friendly. We really enjoyed our time. The food was fantastic, the ice tour was very informative. Jim struck a perfect balance between being informative and respecting our need to get a little rest here and there. This is one of the best tours we have ever taken. We would highly recommend!
Written 6 August 2021
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