Each Glacier Adventure journey is led by an experienced driver-guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. At the mid-point in the tour, passengers can safely step out onto the glacier and stand on this powerful ancient ice.
Facing the Glacier Discovery Centre lies the Athabasca Glacier - a tongue of ice 6 kilometres long and one kilometre wide. Take time for Brewster's "Ice Age Adventure", a tour onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier. You will travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer to the middle of the glacier, on a 5 kilometre round trip journey. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out interesting geological features as you travel in safety and comfort. At the mid-point, you will have the option of stepping out onto ice formed from snow falling as long as 200 years ago.
Tours depart every 15-30 minutes from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre on the Icefields Parkway. Guests are invited to spend as much time as they like on the Glacier, before hopping-on any of the designated Ice Explorers departing the glacier every 12 minutes to transfer to the Glacier Skywalk