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Columbia Icefield Tours and Tickets

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Step onto the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield and imagine what it was like during the last ice age. Located midway along the scenic Icefields Parkway connecting Canada’s Banff and Jasper national parks, the Columbia Icefield gives visitors a chance to experience how the landscape may have looked when glaciers covered the land.

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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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$145.57
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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour
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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the wilds of western Alberta on this full-day Banff to Jasper one-way tour. Travel with your guide through the rugged wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks. Take in top regional attractions such as Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise, and the Weeping Wall. At the Columbia Icefield, hike to the Athabasca Glacier or take the Glacier Skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Learn about the region’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre or enjoy a guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Then, finish your journey in Jasper.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.98
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$220.98

Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the Canadian wilderness on this 9-hour Lake Louise to Jasper one-way tour. Following a pickup from your Lake Louise accommodation, travel with your guide through the wilds of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Marvel at some of Canada’s most impressive mountainscapes, and discover snow-covered peaks and mighty glaciers. Take in top regional attractions on route such as Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia ice field, trek up to Athabasca Glacier or enjoy panoramic Sunwapta Valley views during the glacier skywalk.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.42
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour

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Radventures presents: The Icefields Parkway Explorer. As Banff's no.1 small-group active adventure provider, we know you want to explore all the famous, must-see spots as well as the secret spots that only us as locals know about. There is so much to see that cramming it all into one day is tough, but we've got it down to a fine art and we guarantee you'll see the best that the Icefields Parkway has to offer. On this active, small group guided tour, your expert local guide will be on hand to provide you with all the amazing local insights you can imagine, and you’ll be able to hit the trails for some short, mellow hikes to explore the best viewpoints and scenic vistas at your own pace without the constraints of a big bus tour schedule. - Escape the big bus crowds and increase your chances of wildlife sightings as we explore the Icefields Parkway’s best locations, plus some secret ones! - Hit the trails to explore Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Mistaya Canyon, Columbia Icefields & more!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Super DEAL! Canadian Rockies visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho, 5-days tour
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Super DEAL! Canadian Rockies visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho, 5-days tour

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Ideal for those with limited time, see all of the best of Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks in just five days. This tour takes you to three parks, Banff, Yoho and Jasper and includes a visit to the Columbia Icefield. Four nights' hotel accommodation is included, with two nights in Banff and one night in Jasper.
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  • 5 days
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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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$57.40
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.96
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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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$142.60
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$142.60

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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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
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$230.36
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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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$29.85
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure
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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

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Saddle up and head out on the Rocky Mountain trails in Banff National Park. Explore the area by horseback with your cowboy guide to see the area in a way you can only experience from on the back of a horse. With a guide in the lead and a guide bringing up the rear, your ride will be a safe, fun adventure in the wilderness.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.66
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Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour

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Delve deep into the Banff National Park and admire the scenery from the water on this canoe adventure. Paddle along the pretty Bow River and listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of Canadian history and heritage. Watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife, then finish your canoe tour with light refreshments.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.91
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6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise

6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise

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Exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada by Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train together with the prestige guided-tour to Banff, Icefield, Yoho and Jasper! Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake. Your guided-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. 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!”
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  • 6 days
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$3,311.51
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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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Summer Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Drumheller & Badland 6-days tour
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Summer Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Drumheller & Badland 6-days tour

Canadian Badland !! This is the home where the dinosaurs roamed. It’s still epic. Get ready to explore some remarkable rock formations and fossil beds. It’s enough to transport you to another time. Definitely take your photo with a towering hoodoo in a prehistoric glacial valley on horseback. Your trip will also included 3 national parks, Banff, Jasper and Yoho.
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  • 6 days
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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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Rocky Mountains Columbia Icefields, Banff & Yoho National Park 3-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountains Columbia Icefields, Banff & Yoho National Park 3-Day Tour

Best Choice!! Banff National Parks, Yoho National Parks and Columbia Icefield all together~ 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” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Explorer (Snowcoach)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 3 days
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$452.18
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3-D Tour Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper from Calgary (Airport Transfer)

3-D Tour Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper from Calgary (Airport Transfer)

Best Choice, 3 days escape from the city to Jasper National Parks! 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. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks.
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  • 3 days
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$452.18
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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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$1,289.35
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Fairmont Experience in the Rockies Banff, Japer & Yoho 5-Days Tour
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Fairmont Experience in the Rockies Banff, Japer & Yoho 5-Days Tour

Experience three of Alberta's national parks and its most spectacular scenery, with none of the hassle, on this 5-day tour. A driver and guide handles all the navigating straight from the Calgary airport, so you can focus on the views of Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks, plus the glaciers and waterfalls of the Icefields Parkway drive. Hotel bookings are also arranged, including a night at the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs.
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  • 5 days
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$1,246.69
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Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vancouver to Calgary, Banff, Yoho & Icefield 5-Day tour

Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vancouver to Calgary, Banff, Yoho & Icefield 5-Day tour

This 5-Day tour includes the luxury train together with the prestige guided tour to Banff, Icefield, Yoho and Jasper! Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake. Your guided 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 Explorer (Snowcoach)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!”
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  • 5 days
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$3,089.54
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$3,089.54
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Banff Authentic Culture & Nature 3-Day tour in the Canadian Rockies

Banff Authentic Culture & Nature 3-Day tour in the Canadian Rockies

Authentic culture & nature 3-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Experience greater flexibility exploring Banff town, Cowboy BBQ cookout & Rockies Heli tour ☆ Discover Pyramid Lake, Maligne Lake, and Athabasca Falls on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. ☆ Explore Columbia Icefield directly at your feet ☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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  • 3 days
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$640.33
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