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Review of Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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Owner description: The snow never melts on this glacier, a major tourist attraction.
Reviewed August 1, 2013

When we were here 18 years ago we only went as far as the parking lot. This time we took the bus tour up to the glacier. It was definitely worth it. Bring lunch. The restaurant and snack bar are over priced and not very exciting.

Thank AggieTourist
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Enjoyed the glacier....mountains surrounding the area are majestic and awe inspiring. The entire road going to the glacier area is worth it....pack your lunch, if you can. Food is very expensive....2 tuna fish sandwiches and chips cost us $32 US dollars...

Thank CarolinaChickadee
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our photo club touring group had a private Ice Explorer experience. Hang on! The ride on the glacier is breathtaking. It was misty rainy on the way there then the blue sky and sun appeared just for us as we walked on the glacier. There were many tourists at the top taking photos and trying to drink some of the glacial water -- hint: bring a water bottle or cup with you and take a taste. As we were leaving, the sun and blue sky went away -- we are soooo lucky! This was definitely one of the major highlights of our 2-week trip across Canada.

Thank Barb J
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Worth a short stop while doing the Icefields Parkway, but wouldn't call it the highlight of the trip, unless you have never seen the snow.

2  Thank Roopet9
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Everyone should take the ride up the Glacier at least once in their life time. The history of the Glacier is so interesting and it is amazing to learn how much it has receded over the years.
My husband has done mountain rescue training on the Glacier and even had to rescue a woman who fell into a crevice. It is a beautiful spot...but you do have to take care!

Thank gpjbrown
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