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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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The Glacier Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Each 80 minute journey is lead by an experienced driver-guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment.
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  • Poor4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We purchased tickets which included a bus ride with a guide to the station at the base of the glacier. At that time you get on an incredible Ice Cat truck/ bus with the biggest tires I've ever seen! That vehicle takes you to the...More

Thank Eur0pe2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful place with additional stops at the skywalk and local falls. weather is unpredictable and we were there the day before the end of season so it was truly cold/windy on the glacier and difficult to see too far but still well worth seeing. We...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Did this in June 2017 a real must do, even if this is an exclusion on your trip, make it happen you will not be disappointed. I felt very privileged and energised to experience and stand on the Athabasca Glacier and ride the #Ice Explorer,...More

Thank jenham007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the fact that it was a really warm day - to step out onto a glacier that has been there for thousands of years is truly something. The vehicles that take you onto the glacier have huge wheeks with massive tyres - its almost...More

Thank Penny P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the best experiences on our trip,this glacier went as far as the eye could see,once you get off the ice explorer to walk on the ice, it's just amazing,you are surrounded by mountains and waterfalls and the only downfall was too many...More

Thank Johnston47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour enables you to walk over a glacier (if there is ice!). They charge you 94 canadian dollar per person for that. Believe me when i say that this is defenitely not worth your money. Not even close. You better park your car close...More

Thank kjeld g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on to the Athabasca Glacier, courtesy of Brewster and their Glacier Adventure, on the Ice Explorer. It was an amazing experience, very cold, and the winds made it even colder! Wonderful views, and a great trip there and back on the Ice Explorer, with...More

Thank Limier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The glacier was beautiful and other worldly. Just be prepared to share this experience with lots of other people, there were 4 other ice explorer buses on the glacier at the same time. However, it's such an awesome view that you soon tune everyone else...More

Thank ZombieRun7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great activity for the whole family. It was surprisingly long and good value for money. Our bus guide Matt was extremely funny and entertaining. The kids still talk about him and his jokes.

Thank rachnreubs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This glacier will be gone in 100 years. It's a lovely space and so worth the trek. It's a fun spot to see and the surrounding areas are gorgeous too.

Thank LisaBadovi
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robert c
15 September 2017|
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Response from gilljm | Reviewed this property |
Not onto the glacier but you can hike from there and get to the viewing hill near it. If you want to walk up and on the glacier contact a company called "ice walks" - they give you crampions for your shoes and they are only... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Deborah V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't use an address or coordinates. You can't actually miss it, it's on the main highway 93 N approximately 2.5 hours north of Banff. Don't forget your sensible shoes!
18 July 2017|
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Response from Brianna M | Property representative |
Both the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Adventure (Ice Explorer Tour) are fully Wheel-Chair Accessible. Wheel Chair Accessible Tours must be booked 48 hours in advance by calling or visiting an Explore Rockies Center... More