Columbia Icefields Parkway day trip
National park tours

Columbia Icefields Parkway day trip

Free cancellation
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy a drive along the Icefields Parkway
  • Admire Bow Lake
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer
What to expect

Sit back and enjoy the ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning scenic drives. Because you don’t have to navigate or watch the road, this tour allows you to focus on the amphitheatre of mountains towering above. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. Dig into a hearty mountain picnic and take a photo stop at Bow Lake, one of the largest glacier-fed lakes in Banff National Park, against the backdrop of the Crowfoot Glacier. You will then continue to the lower Waterfowl Lake along the Icefields Parkway, a stunning glacier lake set against Mt Chephren. Climb aboard the Ice Explorer (a six-wheeled behemoth of a vehicle) and drive across the surface of this glittering sheet of ice. You’ll also have a chance to drink pure, cold water straight from the glacier. Walk the glass floor Glacier Skywalk, hanging from the edge of the Sunwapta Valley at 918-foot (280 m), for unparalleled views of the canyon below and mountains around you.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Picnic lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Infant rates do not include food
Reduced price
  • Children (6-12): reduced
  • Infants (5 and under): free, but food is not included

138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

What to remember
  • Please wear sunglasses and warm clothes, including hat, gloves and warm shoes (closed toes shoes such as trainers or outdoor shoes are recommended)
  • Due to the pandemic, all tours will be private tours with a minimum of four (4) adults (or equivalent cost) per booking
  • Hotel pick-up from Banff hotels is available, you must call to schedule this ahead of time
  • You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed
  • Confirmed reservations canceled less than 48 hours prior to tour departure and no-shows will be charged in full
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  • April to October
  • 8.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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