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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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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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$223.71
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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
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$101.68
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Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

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Hook your smartphone up to your vehicle's stereo and listen to a tour guide while you drive! Follow the suggested route from the audio guide between Jasper & Lake Louise, and discover the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives! The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about the incredible mountains towering above you and the early explorers who first found them. Discover the beauty of Banff & Jasper National Parks. Hear about the Palliser Expedition, Peyto Lake, the magificent Columbia Icefields & and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This tour is easy to navigate and family friendly. This audio guide will keep you and your family engaged and having fun. Each point of interest along the way has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.81
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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
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6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

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See the best of the Canadian Rockies on a private 6-day trip with insightful commentary tailored to the interests of your party. Travel round-trip from Vancouver aboard a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter van and be awed by the sheer beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks hovering above canyons, waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Banff, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Lake Peyto, and Johnston Canyon are all on the itinerary.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,780.62
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.10
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1 Hour Bow River Ride

1 Hour Bow River Ride

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Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.60
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Evening Wildlife Safari

Evening Wildlife Safari

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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.10
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

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Choose from among four of Banff National Park’s most iconic trails on this 7-hour guided hiking tour with packed lunch. Pick the perfect walk for your level of ability and experience, varying from 4.5 miles (7km) to 6.6 miles (10.6km) in length, with spectacular mountain scenery no matter which option you select. The trip’s four options include explorations of Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from Banff and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.83
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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk
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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

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Discover one of Banff National Park’s most popular hiking trails at night, without the fear of getting lost, during this small-group tour. Equipped with a headlight, explore Johnston Canyon with a guide leading the way, and marvel at shimmering frozen waterfalls and hike along a suspended catwalk. Then, take a break to warm up mid-route with hot chocolate and maple cookies.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and emerald lakes. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.19
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & Moraine Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

Lake Louise & Yoho N.P & Moraine Lake 1-Day Tour from Calgary or Banff

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Skirt the slopes of the Continental Divide as you explore Yoho National Park and beyond with an experienced local guide all year around. Spend time meandering along the shores of Moraine Lake's opalescent waters and examine the natural span of a river-carved bridge created over thousands of years. Find out how railway engineers overcame the Continental Divide's steep terrain with a visit to the serpentine Spiral Tunnels. From a central meeting location in Calgary, heading toward the evergreen forest and granite peaks of Yoho National Park. Look for moose, bear, and elk that call this stunning landscape home, and make a stop at Lake Louise to snap photos of its turquoise waters. In the winter, snow capped mountains surround the famous lake with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise providing a classy backdrop. *Moraine Lake is closed before June and after mid-October. Will be replaced by other sightseeing points.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.68
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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
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$1,022.54
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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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