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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

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  • Full-day tour from Calgary to the Columbia Icefield
  • Enjoy one of the greatest mountain drives in the world, the Icefield Parkway
  • Ride the all-terrain Ice Explorer (included)
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary
From $288.65
Overview
Explore the majestic scenery along the Icefields Parkway, including a trip out onto Athabasca Glacier by all-terrain vehicle, during this 14-hour day trip from Calgary. Visit iconic sites like Lake Louise before enjoying a drive along the Icefields Parkway, admiring the road's jaw-dropping scenery, before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you'll have the chance to visit the amazing Athabasca Glacier up close on board the all-wheel-drive Ice Explorer.
What to Expect
Discover the incredible mountain scenery and ancient glaciers of the Icefields Parkway during this day trip with lunch departing from Calgary. This excursion offers a great chance to get up close and personal with the massive ice formations that have shaped the geography of this region's wild landscape over many thousands of years.
Start your day trip with pickup from hotels in Calgary between 5:50 and 6:15am. Check with your tour operator for exact departure points and schedule. Then continue by coach out into the prairie and rolling hills of the Trans Canada Highway, watching as the scenery changes to foothills and then to the towering mountains of the Rockies as you enter Banff National Park.
Stop for a photo break at the picturesque shores of the brilliant-blue Lake Louise, with Mount Victoria and its Victoria Glacier visible in the distance. Proceed back onto the road, where you'll make additional stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake and Big Hill for more sightseeing and great photo opportunities. 
Continue your ride out onto Canada's iconic Icefields Parkway, a scenic road that winds past some of the world's most impressive alpine scenery, stopping at the Athabasca Glacier. Upon reaching this massive ice sheet, climb aboard the Ice Explorer for an up close and personal ride out onto the glacier itself. You'll even get to step onto this ancient ice for a short walk.
Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October.
Reviews (51)
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Reviewed September 23, 2018
Short Tour

If you want to walk on a glacier, here's your opportunity to do so. The icefield explorer travels very slowly because of the icy road conditions and steep up and down maneuvers. Once we reached the stop point, we only had 20 minutes to walk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018
Wonderful Introduction to the Canadian Rockies!

I'm not generally much of a tour person, but the Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour operated by Brewster provided a wonderful introduction to the Canadian Rockies. Our tour guide, Murray, is the real deal, and the opportunity to tap into his personal experience and deep knowledge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Devon D, Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

We love converting guests to a true believers in sightseeing tours. The additional knowledge that Murray, Hannah, and Rusty can deliver is an amazing addition to the beautiful sights of the area!

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Walking on thousands of years of ice!

If your looking to touch a bit of the worldshistory and geologic wonder, then this is for you. If you are looking for more than a touching experience of time, then look th ought binoculars. The magic of this journey is to know that you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018
great place to visit

This was well organised, informative and a great place to see. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The attraction was very busy when we visited but it didn't feel it- apart from the visitors centre which was packed with people!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bopsian
Reviewed July 30, 2018
no public washroom at the skywalk

Icefield tour was excellent experience, the tour guide is very knowledgeable and funny but the skywalk is not worth going and no public washroom.

Date of experience: July 2018
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