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Columbia Icefield Discovery Sightseeing Tour

Experience the power of glaciers up close on this exciting tour that combines two of the Rockies most unique experiences, a trek on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier and a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk.

After being collected from your Calgary hotel, head through the Prairies and into the snow-capped Rocky mountains where emerald lakes, deep coniferous forest and awe-inspiring glaciers await.

The real adventure begins with a ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in the all-terrain Ice Explorer while your experienced driver-guide will share fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment.

Your tour includes a stop along the glacier, where you can walk on the glacier and fill your water bottle with fresh glacier water. It’s the perfect time to capture the beauty of the icefield’s breathtaking mountain setting.

The grand finale to this experience is a stroll along the cliff-edged walkway of the Glacier Skywalk, where giant glaciers rest above and the spectacular glacier-formed Sunwapta Valley teems with wildlife below.

Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on this exciting 1-kilometre cliff-edged walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot drop.

This tour is filled with exciting experiences, spectacular sights, intriguing stories and the best photo opportunities. On your scenic return trip, a stop in Banff provides time to dine and explore this historic mountain town before departing back to Calgary.

Experience Includes

  • Full day tour to the Columbia Icefield
  • Ice Explorer ride on to the Athabasca Glacier
  • Walk on the glacier - fill your water bottel with fresh glacier water
  • Access to Glacier Skywalk - a 1km cliff-edge walkway
  • Transportation including hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Expert guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Refreshments

Departs

Daily from 1 May to 14 October.

Start times

6.15am.

Duration

14.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Present your voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
  • The exact itinerary and route is subject to change depending on local conditions. Some stops may be unavailable due to seasonality, weather conditions or traffic delays.
  • Guests aged 6-15 years old are eligible for the Child rate. Children aged five or younger may travel for free when sharing a seat with an adult.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.