Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary

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See the thrilling Icefields Parkway on your way to the Columbia Icefield and explore the Athabasca Glacier with the Ice Explorer! A stop for dinner will be made in Banff, where you will marvel at this beautiful town set amongst the splendor of the Canadian Rockies! Return to Calgary in the late evening, and reminisce about the days of alpine experiences! 


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From Calgary, you'll travel on the Trans-Canada Highway through prairie, rolling hills, into the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and Banff National Park. Take a morning stroll along the shore of Lake Louise where Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier create a stunning backdrop. Then a walk on one of the most beautiful scenic icefields in Canada, the Icefield Parkway.

The highlights of the visit:

  • The Crowfoot Glacier
  • Lake Peyto
  • An unforgettable view of the Grande Colline

At the Columbia Icefield Center, you will have time for lunch before heading out for a ride on the Ice Explorer. On your return trip, you'll stop in Banff for lunch and to explore this historic mountain town before departing for Calgary at 19:30 PM.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from May to October.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :

  • Hotel Sandman Downtown (service sidewalk) – 06:05
  • Fairmont Palliser Hotel (sidewalk service) – 06:10 a.m.
  • Calgary Marriott Hotel (Center Street boarding area) – 06:10 a.m.

Return details:
back to the starting point

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