Columbia Icefield Discovery & Glacier Adventure - 9.5 hours

SeasonAdultChildren
May 01, 2014 - Oct 15, 2014185.0093.50

Departs Daily from Banff - 8:30 AM

Tour Includes:
* Access to the Rockies' newest attraction, the Glacier Skywalk
* A once-in-a-lifetime ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
* Delicious lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre
* Friendly, knowledgeable driver-guides
* Fantastic photo opportunities

Highlights Include:
  • Lake Louise - Known as the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", world-renowned Lake Louise is a premier example of the beauty the Canadian Rockies have to offer.

  • Bow Lake - Sitting at an elevation of 1920 metres (6300 ft), this stunning alpine lake is the beginning of the Bow River. Grab a snack at the historic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge or snap some unbelievable pictures of Bow Glacier, nestled in the mountains behind Bow Lake.

  • Peyto Lake - Named for the legendary Banff pioneer and mountain guide, Bill Peyto, this lake is best known for its distinctly beautiful bright turquoise colour.

  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure - Take a once-in-a-lifetime ride out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in one of our specially-built all-terrain Ice Explorers. As the most easily accessible glacier flowing from the massive Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Glacier has become the most visited glacier in North America.

  • Glacier Skywalk - Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Sunwapta Valley from the Rockies' most exciting new attraction. Opening in May 2014, the Glacier Skywalk includes an interpretive cliff-edge walkway that leads to a breathtaking glass-floored observation platform suspended 280 metres (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley floor. Flat. Out. Awesome!
Ages:
Child: 6 to 15 years. Complimentary for children under 6.
Adult: 16 years and up

Notes:
* Warm layers are strongly recommended for the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. Temperatures on the glacier can be significantly cooler than those experienced during the tour or at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.
* Sunglasses are also strongly recommended for the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure as the sun's reflection off the snow and ice can be quite bright.
* Don't forget your reusable water bottle if you'd like to bring back a taste of glacial meltwater!
* Don't forget to bring your camera!

Transportation:
Transportation is available from most hotels - Click the Book Now button to select from available locations and departure times.

 
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