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The Icefields Parkway Tour

Your Tour Includes:

Friendly, certified guide
Small group size
Hands on interpretive tools
Hotel pick up and drop off
Mountain Picnic Lunch
Ice Explorer! Tour
Use of binoculars

A full day sightseeing tour that travels through a landscape carved by glaciers and opened by pioneers. The tour begins with a stop at world famous Lake Louise. It then continues along the Icefields Parkway which is rated as one of the most scenic highways in the world. Marvel at glaciers remaining from the last ice age while you hear stories of early explorers who opened the valleys. Enjoy an alpine picnic before visiting the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields Centre.

Itinerary and highlights:

Lake Louise: A brief photo stop at the most famous lake in Canada
Crowfoot Glacier: One of the day's many up close glacier views.
Peyto Lake: The classic emerald green jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
Mistaya Canyon: A dramatic example of water's sculpting power (optional stop depending on the group).
Saskatchewan Crossing: A rest stop/coffee break and home to Canada's largest postcard display.
Mountain Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a hearty lunch with your choice of sandwich at a scenic stop along the Icefields Parkway.
Cirrus Mountain: Look at the steep climb from the weeping wall and scope the avalanche slopes for wildlife.
Bridal Veil Falls: Fantastic view over the Icefields Parkway and the falls.
Columbia Icefields: Venture onto the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer! and visit the interpretive centre.
Bow Lake: The headwaters of the mighty Bow River.

Restrictions:

Early and late season road/trail closures may limit access to some areas.

Amenities

  • Remember to Bring:
    Warm clothes - dress for the weather. It can get very cold on the Athabasca Glacier
    Don't forget your camera!

 

  • Departs Banff Daily: 8:30AM

 

  • Duration: 9 hours

 

  • Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff & Lake Louise

Other Information

Location: Banff, AB
Contact Information: PO Box 1566 Banff, AB T1L 1B5

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