Excursion to the Athabasca Glacier on Board the Ice Explorer – Departing from Banff

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  • Taking in the breathtaking views of the glaciers of Banff National Park

  • The astonishing all-terrain bus tour on the Athabasca Glacier

  • The guide's commentary

  • Being picked up from your hotel in Banff

Essential info*

Duration 11hrs

  • English

Starting time 8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Embark on an adventure to the heart of Banff National Park’s glaciers!

Early in the morning, set off to explore Banff National Park’s glaciers. On the way, you will stop off to admire the breathtaking views over Lake Louise. You will be following one of the most famous scenic routes in Canada, the Icefields Parkway. On the way, discover the emerald-colour Peyto Lake and Bridal Veil Falls.

Then, climb aboard the Ice Explorer and head off to explore the Athabasca Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, you will learn more about glacier formation, the impact of climate change and much more.

Then, stop at Bow Lake, before returning to Banff at the end of the day.


When you book, you will be asked to choose what kind of lunch you prefer:

  • Chicken Club Wrap: mayo, chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a tortilla wrap
  • Roast Beef Sandwich: premium roast beef slices with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese and horseradish mayo on a kaiser bun
  • Vegetarian Wrap: tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, lettuce and hummus on a tortilla wrap
  • Green salad with chicken (gluten-free): romaine lettuce, tomato, green onion, cucumber and diced chicken with french dressing

Lunches also include fruit, juice, salted potato chips and two bite brownies.

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: Available every day from mid-April to mid-October only (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: your hotel in Banff
  • This guided tour is by bus
  • Don’t forget to wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Excursion to discover the glaciers of the Canadian Rockies
  • The Ice Explorer tour, the all-terrain bus tour on the Athabasca Glacier
  • The services of a professional guide (commentary in English)
  • Picnic
  • Being picked up from your hotel in Banff
  • Binocular rental

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Congratulation to Chris, who is such an amazing guide!
    Elise R.
    Jul 21, 2018

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