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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff provided by Discover Banff Tours

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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Group size:
24
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3827GT
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer! Tour and Glacier Skywalk
  • Small group tour (maximum of 24 guests)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates do not include lunch
  • Early and late season road / trail closures may limit access to some areas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure: Ice Explorer! Tour and Glacier Skywalk
  • Small group tour (maximum of 24 guests)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates do not include lunch
  • Early and late season road / trail closures may limit access to some areas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 24 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mount Royal Hotel
    138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Icefields Parkway
  • 2
    Crowfoot Glacier
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bow Lake
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
105 reviews
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Kate B
1 contribution
May 2022
As part of a group of seven friends that recently took the Columbia ice fields & skywalk tour, we couldn’t say enough good things about the whole experience.
Jeff, our guide was informative and attentive the whole day.
His knowledge of the area both historical and recent was second to none
Can’t recommend highly enough
Written 11 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good afternoon, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review for our Columbia Ice-fields Parkway Tour - we are so happy to enjoyed the experience start to finish. Jeff is full of stories and knowledge of the area along with of course all the incredible places you stop for sightseeing along with the glacier walk and the sky walk as well. We hope to see you back again soon!
Written 15 May 2022
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Canadian007
St Augustin de Desmaures, Canada134 contributions
Beautiful day, we were luck the smoke was completely away the day we did the excursion. Nice stops on the way to the Glacier and back to Banff, including Bow Lake. Very well organized excursion, the schedule is perfect. Excellent guide (Jeff), very well organized, attentive and knowledgeable. The picnic formula for lunch is perfect. This excursion is worth the price to sit back, relax and fully enjoy the scenery of the wonderful Glacier parkway.
Written 14 August 2021
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Trina C
Calgary, Canada51 contributions
May 2021 • Family
My daughter (8 years old) and I went to the Glacier with Jeff who is great guy. He was nice and great. We did few stops for a small hike, take pictures. Definitely I recommend to take the tour to go there to learn and visit places that you normally don’t do when you travel by yourself. Jeff, stopped many time to let us to see the bears. Thank you so much.
Written 23 May 2021
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Hi Trina, Thank you for joining us on the first Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour of the year! We're so glad that you and your daughter were able to join us, and that you enjoyed the tour with Jeff - and even saw some bears. The Icefields Parwkay is just stunning at this time of year as the lakes start to thaw, and we're glad that you found it as special as we do. We hope to see you both back in Banff.
Written 25 May 2021
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NorthStar582842
London, UK35 contributions
Jun 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the Columbia icefields glacier tour and skywalk together with the excellent information provided by our guide, Hugh.
A fulfilling and plentiful packed lunch provided and a few extra stops for the picnic and toilet breaks. We even slowed right down on the journey back to Banff when we saw a black bear!
Written 4 June 2022
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Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed the Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour with Hugh - and great work on the bear spotting! We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written 7 June 2022
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bncwong
Dallas, TX9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Lovely day with Rob as our tour guide to some very scenic areas. On the way back though our bus had to pull over w/a flat tire. It was a bit scary at first as it was pretty jolting and we were on the side of the road for abt 30-45 min. But, Rob was calm and reacted quickly to call in for another bus to come and pick us up. All in all a great day.
Written 9 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good afternoon, we are glad to hear you found we dealt with the situation calmly and that you still enjoyed your time! we hope to see you back again soon.
Written 13 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John C
4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
My favourite part was the whole day. Tyler with discovery tours picked us up at our hotel and made the whole day fun. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the glaciers, the wildlife and the land. Then we had Brendan who took us out on the glacier tour. He was very funny and entertaining, even for being an oilers fan. I would definitely recommend doing this.
Written 29 May 2022
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Hi John, Thanks for joining us on our full day Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour with Tyler, and taking the time to share how much you enjoyed it. And what a great shot of the bear! We're so glad you enjoyed the whole day, and hope to see you back in Banff.
Written 31 May 2022
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Danielle C
Woodbridge, Canada6 contributions
Great value for money. Full day trip. Experienced tour guide. Bus should have been a little larger for a full day trip. Driver provided many bathroom breaks
Written 29 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for leaving a 5 star review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and felt we were accommodating, we hope to see you back again soon.
Written 3 July 2022
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natasha967
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Loved the journey was able to stop off at alot of cool places for photo opportunities. The guides Brad and Marnie were fantastic and funny! Loved the glacier walk with Evan (who should have a lake named after him imo). Bonus we saw horned sheep and a black bear 🐻 on our journey!
Written 26 June 2022
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Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and loved the experiences during the day such as the skywalk (scray!!). Hope to see you back again soon.
Written 3 July 2022
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manofekent
Ramsgate, UK640 contributions
Sep 2019
We took this tour expecting it to be on a full size coach, after all it is 10 hours. But it was on a 24 seater shuttle bus type vehicle. It rattled and struggled but worst of all the visibility was appalling. It is a scenic drive, with most things being high up and if it was not on your side of the coach then you couldn’t see it. The commentary was excellent from Anick but it’s like listening to the TV when you can’t see the screen. Other operators offer full size coaches, it would be a great tour on an appropriate vehicled
Written 23 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour, and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed Anick's tour and stories. We specialize in creating small personalized tours, which is our focus as a tour guiding company. We want our guides to be able to get all our guests individually, and believe that is very difficult to manage on a large coach. With small personalized tours in mind our company's decision is to have a fleet of 24 passenger buses and 12 passenger vans along with a maximum size of 24 guests for this tour. By h having smaller vehicles we are also able to pull over and stop at view points that the larger 56 passenger coaches cannot. Though it might not be what all visitors are looking for, we happily have positive reviews by many on our small group sizes. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written 25 September 2019
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Sherri777
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was an amazing trip to the glacier! It is worth taking this tour just to see the scenery on the way there and back, however the trip also included multiple stops along the way to see different sights which is a bonus. The guide, Aaron Bennet was fantastic, he was so knowledgeable, informative and had a great sense of humour. I was impressed by Aaron's knowledge of the history of the area, stories from across the decades as well as current projects/concerns regarding the environment. I have been on many bus tours both short and long and can say that the guide is the most important part of the day. Aaron was so conscientious in ensuring that we knew what was happening throughout the day, where to go for food/coffee/bathroom breaks as well as making sure we had his support at transition points at the glacier. It was clear that Aaron had gone out ahead to plan where the best stops were for the current weather conditions (still very snowy), which bathrooms/coffee shops were open (it is not yet tourist season) and where to see animals ( mountain goats!!). The lunch provided was very good and we really enjoyed eating it outside while watching the glacier. Thank you Aaron for a wonderful and memorable day we can honestly say it would not have been the same without you!
Written 29 April 2018
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Hi Sherri, Thanks for sharing your experience on the Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour with Aaron. We're very proud of our guiding team and will be sure to pass on your kind words to Aaron! And we completely agree, enjoying the views along the Icefields Parkway is one of the best parts of the tour. We hope to see you back in Banff again soon.
Written 4 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Hassle-free tour with a wonderful guide
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THE WORST HIKING SERVICE BY FAR.... DO NOT USE !!!!
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Well worth doing
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Fantastic tour, brilliant guide _ perfect!
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Fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Saw plenty of deer and wild sheep. Good chance to see excelle
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Elks and bears!
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Poor customer service and communication
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Nice Trip
Our guide, Jeff was outstanding. He gave us a lot of information about the area and the animals which was education
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