Location: Banff, Canada
Rating: 5 star based on 6 reviews
Visit Canada’s famous glaciers on a full-day seasonal excursion from Banff. Your personalized small group tour takes you through an awe-inspiring landscape carved by glaciers and remnants from the last ice age, as you travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways.
* Professional guide
* Picnic lunch
* Ice explorer tour
* Use of binoculars
* Hotel pickup and drop off
* Conducted in English
On your trip to Canada’s glaciers, you’ll hear stories of the early explorers who opened up these valleys. You’ll enjoy an alpine picnic and visit the Columbia Icefields Centre, with the opportunity to join an exciting all-terrain tour onto Athabasca Glacier (included in the cost of the tour).
Highlights of the tour include:
* Crowfoot Glacier
* Bow Lake/NumTi Jah Lodge
* Peyto Lake
* Mistaya Canyon (or alternative)
* Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer Tour
Note: This tour is seasonal, operating from April through to October.
Departure Point: Tour departs from most Banff hotels
Departure Time: 9:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
Return Details: Returns to the original departure point at approx. 6:00pm
For additional information and bookings GO HERE!
The trip fulfilled the one glaring omission we had on our two and a half week “Across Canada” holiday. Our fellow tourists were extremely envious when we showed them some marvellous photos the following day. A few of them were engineers and would have given their “eye tooth” to have seen the Ice Explorer. Our group did not visit Peyto Lake, which was the most beautiful of all the lakes we came across on our trip. But above all, the trip was made so enjoyable because of our guide, he was absolutely brilliant and undoubtedly the best of all the tour guides we encountered on our holiday. The range of knowledge he possessed was incredible and he delivered it in an interesting way. Thanks again for providing us with one of the highlights of a wonderful holiday in a wonderful country.
Reviewed by: PATRICK C, Ireland