Columbia Icefield Ice Walks

Explore the Columbia Icefield on foot! Ice Walks offers an interpretive, guided hike on the Athabasca Glacier, taking you to parts of the glacier that you would otherwise be unable to experience.  Learn about different glacier formation and view some spectacular ice carved landscapes.Three different glacial tours are available:

  • Ice Cubed (3-4 hours): Tour explores the lower half of the Athabasca Glacier and offers superb views of glacial features, ice carved landscapes and other alpine glaciers. Throughout the trip, short stops are made to introduce the concepts of active glaciation and features of a glacially carved landscape.
  • Icewalk in the Afternoon (3 hours): Tour explores the lower two kilometres of the Athabasca Glacier. Throughout the trip, short stops are made to introduce the concepts of active glaciation and features of a glacially carved landscape.
  • Icewalk Deluxe (5-6 hours): Tour explores the entire length of the Athabasca Glacier, usually culminating in an ascent to the lowest of three icefalls. Going into some of the most rugged sections of the glacier, this hike is guaranteed to take your breath away!
3 to 5 Hours
from $105.00
per person
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Hours & Rates

2017 Retail Rates
Tour Availability Departure Duration Adult Child
(age 7-12)
 
Ice Cubed Daily 10:00 AM 3 hrs $105.00 $60.00  
Icewalk in the Afternoon Daily 1:30 PM 3 hrs $105.00 $60.00  
Icewalk Deluxe* Daily, except Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 AM 5 hrs $160.00 $85.00  

  • All Ice Walk tours operate from May 28 through to October 2.
  • Not suitable for children under the age of 7
  • *Best suited for adults and kids 10+ years of age.
  • All Ice Walk tours meet and depart from the lower parking lot nearest the Athabasca Glacier across the highway from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. 
  • Arrive at meeting point half an hour before the scheduled departure time of the hikes.
  • Weather conditions vary considerably on the glacier. Tours may be shortened or altered due to weather or ice conditions.
  • Subject to availability. Space is limited to a maximum of 14 people.
 
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