Columbia Icefield Discovery

The adventure begins on the Icefields Parkway – one of the most scenic drives in the world. Arriving at the Columbia Icefield, you’ll catch a ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in the Ice Explorer, a massive all-terrain vehicle specially designed for glacier travel. 

The grand finale to the experience is a stroll along the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform overlooking glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls, where glass is the only thing that separates you from a 918-foot drop. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Tour Highlights
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Peyto Lake
  • Hot lunch is included
  • Columbia Icefield
  • Crowfoot Glacier
  • Dedicated onboard tour guide
  • Bow Lake

We believe the best part of any journey is the discoveries you make along the way, and with our knowledgeable and friendly guides, you get the best stories on top of awe-inspiring scenery. Get ready to explore the best of the Canadian Rockies with people passionate about our National Parks.

Departures available from Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, and Jasper. Pickups are offered from select hotels in each location. Hot lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.
approx. 9.5 Hour Tour
from $196.00
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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

2017 Retail Rates
Departing Departure time Ending Duration Adult Child
(age 6-15)
Banff 8:00 AM Banff 10.25 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Banff 8:00 AM Lake Louise 9.25 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Banff 8:00 AM Canmore 11.5 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Banff 8:00 AM Calgary 12.25 hrs $280.00 $142.00
Calgary 6:15 AM Calgary 14.5 hrs $322.00 $163.00
Calgary 6:15 AM Banff 12.5 hrs $280.00 $142.00
Calgary 6:15 AM Lake Louise 11.5 hrs $280.00 $142.00
Calgary 6:15 AM Canmore 13.75 hrs  $280.00 $142.00
Canmore 7:30 AM Canmore 12.5 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Canmore 7:30 AM Lake Louise 10.5 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Canmore 7:30 AM Banff 11.25 hrs $238.00 $12100
Canmore 7:30 AM Calgary 13.25 hrs $280.00 $142.00
Lake Louise 9:25 AM Calgary 10.75 hrs $280.00 $142.00
Lake Louise 9:25 AM Banff 8.75 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Lake Louise 9:25 AM Lake Louise 7.75 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Lake Louise 9:25 AM Canmore 10 hrs $238.00 $121.00
Jasper 8:30 AM Jasper 7 hrs $196.00 $100.00

  • Tours departing from Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Lake Louise operate from 1 May, 2017 - 15 October, 2017.
  • Tours departing from Jasper operate from 3 May, 2017 - 15 October, 2017
  • Tours include admissions to the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk attractions
  • Warm layers are recommended for the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, as temperatures on the glacier can be significantly cooler
  • Sunglasses are also recommended for the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure to reduce the glare of the sun off the glacier
  • Rates are for 2017 and do not include tax


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