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Columbia Icefield Discovery Sightseeing Tour

by Brewster Sightseeing
Price Not Available
Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Scenic drive by Lake Louise, Bow Lake

  • Icefields Parkway & Columbia Icefields

  • Athabasca Falls & Stutfield Glacier with Ice Explorer ride

  • Glacier Gallery & Icefields Centre with hot buffet lunch

  • Sprawling rocky mountain vistas & local wildlife

Highlights

  • Scenic drive by Lake Louise, Bow Lake

  • Icefields Parkway & Columbia Icefields

  • Athabasca Falls & Stutfield Glacier with Ice Explorer ride

  • Glacier Gallery & Icefields Centre with hot buffet lunch

  • Sprawling rocky mountain vistas & local wildlife

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Columbia Icefield Discovery Sightseeing Tour

Activity Location

Columbia Icefields

Icefields Parkway

Jasper National Park

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Calgary

  • Hotel Pickup

    Canmore

  • Hotel Pickup

    Lake Louise

  • Hotel Pickup

    Banff


Description

Travel into the Canadian Rockies and along one of the world's most spectacular routes to the Columbia Icefield. At the glacier, board a massive Ice Explorer for an adventure atop this ancient ice block. Explore this moving mass as you step out onto ice that’s deep enough to bury the Eiffel Tower.

Learn about the area's unique ecosystem and the creation of this important glacial system as you make your way along one of the most spectacular routes – the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield. View sprawling rocky mountain vistas and local wildlife along the way with photo stops at Athabasca Falls and Stutfield Glacier.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air at several scenic viewpoints of Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, Crowfoot Glacier. Then, board an all-terrain Ice Explorer to traverse the ancient ice of the Athabasca Glacier.

Take a stroll through the Glacier Gallery and gift shops of the Icefields Centre before you enjoy a hot buffet lunch. Your return journey allows for some free time in Banff to visit the gift shops or museum before your return back to Lake Louise, Canmore or Calgary. You may conclude your tour in Banff or Lake Louise if you’ve made prior accommodation arrangements.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Canadian Rockies

  • All-terrain Ice Explorer adventure with knowledgeable guide

  • Buffet lunch at Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre

  • Roundtrip transport from selected hotels in Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Jasper and Lake Louise


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Opening dates for the Glacier Skywalk are dependent on weather. If the attraction is not available on the day of travel, a refund will be provided on that portion of the tour.

  • This is a roundtrip tour with the option to end in Lake Louise or Banff depending on prior accommodation arrangements.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from select hotels. Please arrange pick-up when you call to confirm your reservation.


Columbia Icefield Discovery Sightseeing Tour ratings based on 21 verified reviews

Verified reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 24 Aug 2019

This was a great experience but Brewster can improve. They need to better communicate the hotel pick-up process. It would have been important to know we had the option to go directly to the terminal ourselves and board the actual bus we were taking. We were escorting family with limited and no understanding of English. We were ready early and quickly boarded our bus once it arrived at out hotel, strategically placing ourselves in a location where my husband could interpret. Responsible planning on our part (so we felt). We spent the next 50mins picking up mostly luggage at 3 other hotels, to then drive only a couple blocks to the terminal. We then RUSHED onto a waiting bus that was full. We had to make people move in order to sit near our relatives. This was incredibly embarrassing. We now know that we could have walked to the terminal in 15min. Every Brewster staff asked for tips. We paid a lot of money for this tour and it became greedy. Brewster- Pay your staff properly!!

5/5 21 Aug 2019

This was a lot of fun and a once in a life time adventure. Our driver Tim and guide Lauren were accommodating and informative. They provided hot drinks at one of our many vista stops and cookies after lunch. The ride to the glacier was beautiful with stops at lake Louise and a few others. Buffet Lunch was provided before the glacier drive. The drive on to and off of the glacier was not for the faint of heart. You truly do not appreciate the size of the glacier until you see it up close. You also get a better sense of the amount of melt and water that happens and why the glaciers are shrinking. Andrew our driver on the glacier was a lot of fun. It was exciting to walk around and view the glacier and all paths it made through the years. After the glacier we did the sky walk which was amazing. I highly recommend the trip. Definitely worth the money.

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