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Athabasca Glacier Tours and Activities

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Part of the vast Columbia Icefield that straddles the border between Alberta’s Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Athabasca Glacier—a huge swath of moving ice—is one of the most accessible and awe-inspiring glaciers in North America. Like most glaciers, Athabasca is shrinking, though the slowly moving ice mass is still impressively large: It covers an area of about 2.3 square miles (six square kilometers) and measures up to 980 feet (300 meters) at its thickest point.

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Icefields Parkway, Banff, T1W 1J2
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Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks - 10am Departure

Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks - 10am Departure

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This will be the highlight of your trip through the Icefields Parkway! A great way to explore a glacier. The Athabasca Glacier is easily accessible and the tours are suitable for most people. Great value for families, we supply all the gear required to comfortably explore the glacier. IceWalks' guides are ACMG certified. Your friendly and informative guide will explain the natural history of the area and show you the many ice formations on the glacier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

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Join us for a unique exploration of the Athabasca Glacier on this 4 hour hike across rock, snow and ice. Meet your guide at The toe of the glacier parking lot, get geared up, and head out on a fully organic, by foot mission to discover some of the hidden wonders of this powerful place. Surrounded by some of the tallest peaks of the range, your guide will walk you through the history of these headwaters, while ensuring your safety and comfort. We look for opportunities to descend below the ice surface using ropes and climbing equipment for those who are interested. Group size is small to ensure exploration of the area is environmentally conscious and current health protocols are respected.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

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Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this full-day Jasper to Banff one-way tour. Travel the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and learn of the region’s colorful past. Discover top attractions including Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, and the Weeping Wall. Take part in the Glacier Adventure tour on the Athabasca Glacier or ride the Glacier SkyWalk over Sunwapta Valley. Gain insight into Alberta’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre. Take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views, then conclude your tour in Banff.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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GPS-Guided Driving Tour: Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise & Jasper, Alberta

GPS-Guided Driving Tour: Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise & Jasper, Alberta

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Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our professional and fun tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one-way highway sightseeing tour. Over 44 points of interest include things to see & do, breathtaking mountains, local animals, glaciers, popular people, historical events & much more! Route. Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper, Highway 93, Alberta Freedom. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along the route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use. Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks

Full Day Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks

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This tour departs at 9:30 in the morning. The 6 hour tour is a classic on the Icefields Parkway where you get to spend the whole day exploring the Athabasca Glacier. Bring your own lunch and enjoy it among the icefalls at the head of the glacier. It is a hike of moderate difficulty requiring no technical skills. We supply all the gear required to comfortably explore the glacier. IceWalks' guides are ACMG certified. Your friendly and informative guide will explain the natural history of the area, guide you safely through the icefalls, and show you the many ice formations on the glacier.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteC (Airport transfer)

Exquisite Group Tour-Winter Fun 3Day Tour from Calgary RouteC (Airport transfer)

Fascinating 3-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Parks, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Park
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$357.12
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5 Days Guided Canoe Trip Mountain River in Alberta

5 Days Guided Canoe Trip Mountain River in Alberta

Fun and thrills on this guided all included 5 day canoe trip on the Athabasca River. Join our group or book a private tour for you and friends or family. No experience is necessary but the current, some rapids and gravel bars require vigilance and experienced paddlers find plenty of challenge in this wilderness setting. All camping equipment, canoe equipment and meals are included.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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3-Days Rocky Mountains Tour

3-Days Rocky Mountains Tour

3-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park! ☆ Stay in comfortable hotels in the scenic area throughout your journey in Banff! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Park! ☆ The classic itinerary covers the world-famous National Park, Banff, and also the famous Icefields Parkway!
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$414.05
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Should I book Athabasca Glacier tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Athabasca Glacier can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Athabasca Glacier 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Athabasca Glacier costs USD 4.81. Guided Athabasca Glacier tours start around USD 4.81 per person.
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