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Part of the vast Columbia Icefield that straddles the border between Alberta’s Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Athabasca Glacier—a huge swath of moving ice—is one of the most accessible and awe-inspiring glaciers in North America. Like most glaciers, Athabasca is shrinking, though the slowly moving ice mass is still impressively large: It covers an area of about 2.3 square miles (six square kilometers) and measures up to 980 feet (300 meters) at its thickest point.

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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

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Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this full-day Jasper to Banff one-way tour. Travel the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and learn of the region’s colorful past. Discover top attractions including Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, and the Weeping Wall. Take part in the Glacier Adventure tour on the Athabasca Glacier or ride the Glacier SkyWalk over Sunwapta Valley. Gain insight into Alberta’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre. Take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views, then conclude your tour in Banff.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.99
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Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks - 10am Departure

Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks - 10am Departure

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Enjoy the unique experience of walking on a glacier on this small-group tour. As your guide leads you across the majestic Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies you'll get insights into its many incredible ice formations such as crevasses, mill wells, meltwater streams, and icefalls. Equipment is provided and no technical climbing experience is required.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.45
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Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

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NEW TOUR FOR 2022! Connect your smartphone to your vehicle's stereo and listen to a tour guide while you drive! Follow the suggested route from the audio guide between Jasper & Lake Louise, and discover the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives! The tour experience is the same in either direction. See the incredible mountains towering above you and learn of the early explorers who first found them. Discover the beauty of Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Parks. Hear about the Palliser Expedition, Peyto Lake, the Bow River, the magnificent Columbia Icefields & and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Tour guide commentary will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This audio guide will keep your group entertained & engaged along the way. Each point of interest also has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
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  • 3 hours
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Full Day Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks

Full Day Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks

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This tour departs at 9:30 in the morning. The 6 hour tour is a classic on the Icefields Parkway where you get to spend the whole day exploring the Athabasca Glacier. Bring your own lunch and enjoy it among the icefalls at the head of the glacier. It is a hike of moderate difficulty requiring no technical skills. We supply all the gear required to comfortably explore the glacier. IceWalks' guides are ACMG certified. Your friendly and informative guide will explain the natural history of the area, guide you safely through the icefalls, and show you the many ice formations on the glacier.
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  • 6 hours
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6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

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See the best of the Canadian Rockies on a private 6-day trip with insightful commentary tailored to the interests of your party. Travel round-trip from Vancouver aboard a luxurious Mercedes Benz Sprinter van and be awed by the sheer beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks hovering above canyons, waterfalls, and turquoise lakes. Banff, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Lake Peyto, and Johnston Canyon are all on the itinerary.
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  • 6 days
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$3,734.61
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Banff Gondola Ride Admission

Banff Gondola Ride Admission

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Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests. Enjoy time exploring the ridge line boardwalk before returning back to town.
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  • 2 hours
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Banff Ghost Walks

Banff Ghost Walks

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Nestled beneath the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, Banff is considered among Alberta’s must-see destinations—but away from the spectacular scenery lies a ghostly past only the bravest visitors can uncover. On this spooky evening walking tour, follow your guide through Banff’s historic streets and hear spine-chilling tales from beyond the grave. Learn of the unsolved crimes and terrifying encounters that haunt Banff’s dim and distant past.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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1 Hour Bow River Ride
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1 Hour Bow River Ride

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Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure. Get out of the car and onto the trails of the Bow River or the Spray River and enjoy the area’s beautiful outdoor environment, largely unchanged from the days of the pioneers. This equine-themed odyssey includes a guide, use of a horse, and all necessary equipment.
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  • 1 hour
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$69.96
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Evening Wildlife Safari
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Evening Wildlife Safari

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Join an animal-spotting bus tour in Banff National Park, observing the park’s amazing wildlife at dusk on this 2-hour, small-group tour that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. Enjoy Banff’s beautiful landscapes in the evening searching for elk, deer, bears and more because each tour has a 95% success rate of viewing animals in their natural environment. You'll also hear about the park's efforts to protect animals and their habitat from your expert guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$49.49
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

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Choose from among four of Banff National Park’s most iconic trails on this 7-hour guided hiking tour with packed lunch. Pick the perfect walk for your level of ability and experience, varying from 4.5 miles (7km) to 6.6 miles (10.6km) in length, with spectacular mountain scenery no matter which option you select. The trip’s four options include explorations of Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
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  • 7 hours
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$94.70
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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour
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Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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The Rockies boast some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, but the rugged mountain terrain poses a unique set of challenges. On this full-day sightseeing tour, enjoy round-trip travel from Banff and reach far-flung attractions including Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway in comfort. Stop at picturesque spots including Bow Falls and Moraine Lake, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk
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Johnston Canyon Evening Icewalk

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Discover one of Banff National Park’s most popular hiking trails at night, without the fear of getting lost, during this small-group tour. Equipped with a headlight, explore Johnston Canyon with a guide leading the way, and marvel at shimmering frozen waterfalls and hike along a suspended catwalk. Then, take a break to warm up mid-route with hot chocolate and maple cookies.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff

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Enjoy this full-day tour from Banff, visiting the Athabasca Glacier and the stunning scenery lining the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. This tour travels halfway along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, recognized as one of the top drives in the world passing numerous Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and emerald lakes. Your tour also includes round-trip transport from Banff, a mountain picnic lunch, Glacier Skywalk, and an all-terrain Ice Explorer tour.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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5 Days Guided Canoe Trip Mountain River in Alberta

5 Days Guided Canoe Trip Mountain River in Alberta

Fun and thrills on this guided all included 5 day canoe trip on the Athabasca River. Join our group or book a private tour for you and friends or family. No experience is necessary but the current, some rapids and gravel bars require vigilance and experienced paddlers find plenty of challenge in this wilderness setting. All camping equipment, canoe equipment and meals are included.
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  • 5 days
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Self-Guided Audio Tours for the Canadian Rockies

Self-Guided Audio Tours for the Canadian Rockies

Don't miss a thing as GyPSy Guide's Canadian Rockies Audio Tour takes you on an incredible journey through craggy mountains, sparkling lakes, and ancient glaciers. Along the way, you'll be guided to all of the area's famous highlights while you spot wildlife along with the world's most scenic drives. This self-guided audio tour helps you discover more on your road trip with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips, and directions that play automatically along the drive. Enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace so you can spend more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t.
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  • 12 hours to 1 day
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Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour in Icefields Parkway

Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour in Icefields Parkway

Don't miss a thing as GyPSy Guide's Audio Tour takes you on an incredible journey along one of the world’s most spectacular mountain drives. Along the way you'll be guided to all of the park's famous highlights as well as lessor known gems including a glacier-fed lake named the world's most eye-catching wonder, and the most visited glacier in North America. This self-guided audio tour helps you discover more on your road trip with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions that play automatically along the drive. Enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace so you can spend more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t. ✅ Tour in either direction ✅ Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location ✅ Travel at your own pace ✅ Tours work offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed ✅ Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use ✅ No time limits or expiry, free updates Purchase one tour per vehicle.
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  • 8 to 16 hours
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Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Waterton National Parks, and Drumheller 7-Days Tour
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Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Waterton National Parks, and Drumheller 7-Days Tour

Visit 4 National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Yoho & Waterton Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkways, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!” Waterton National Park: Small, but mighty, Waterton Lakes is the smallest national park in the Rockies, but that just means more awesome per square kilometre. Spectacular Badland and World Well-Known Dinosaurs Museum: Drumheller, Royal Tyrrell Musum
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  • 7 days
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Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

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Get up close and personal with the Athabasca Glacier on this small-group guided hike across rock, snow, and ice. Walk in the shadow of soaring peaks and discover the hidden wonders of the glacier as your guide shares stories about its history and geology. For those who want to take it to the next level, your guide will look for opportunities to descend below the ice surface.
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  • 4 hours
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Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake 2 Day tour (Calgary/Banff pick up)
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Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake 2 Day tour (Calgary/Banff pick up)

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Fascinating 2-day guided tour exploring Banff & Jasper National Parks of Canada! ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Park, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary allows you to explore the world-famous National Park - Jasper, as well as the Ancient Glaciers along Icefields Parkway!
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  • 2 days
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$388.19
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Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour

Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour

Rocky 5-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Complimentary :【Basin and Cave Historical Site】admission ☆ Free time in Banff Town:Optional activities at your choices ☆ Visit Basin and Cave Historical Site, Banff’s story starts from there ☆ Classical sightseeing: Banff, lake louise, moraine lake, icefield, jasper, maligne lake , yoho national park, Hiking at Maligne Canyon, Insta Picture at Peyto Lake, and Sunwapta Falls ☆ 4 nights hotel: 1N@Icefield Parkway + 1N@Kanaskies+1N@Jasper+1N@Calgary ☆ Recommended activities: Lake Louise gondola + Snowcoach+ Skywalk+Maligne Cruise ☆ Authentic Activities Option: Ranch BBQ, Icefield Heli Tour
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  • 5 days
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$1,001.41
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3-D Rocky Mountains Tour, Banff, Johnston canyon, Columbia Icefield from Calgary

3-D Rocky Mountains Tour, Banff, Johnston canyon, Columbia Icefield from Calgary

Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 3 days
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$452.18
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