Two Ice Explorer buses on the Columbia Icefield Glacier
The glass bottom bridge at the Skywalk with mountain views
A tour bus driving along the Icefields Parkway on a sunny bluebird day

Walk on a Glacier!

Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour

From $344

Adventure Details

Activity Level
Approx 11 hrs
All Ages
Shuttle Included

Experience the power of glaciers up-close on this exciting tour  from Banff that highlights the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. It is more than a day trip - It's an adventure!

Visit Lake Louise, the icon of the Canadian Rockies, before your spectacular journey along the Icefields Parkway - one of the most scenic drives in the world. Arriving at the Columbia Icefield you’ll catch a ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in the Ice Explorer, a massive all-terrain vehicle specially designed for glacier travel. The grand finale to the experience is a stroll along the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform overlooking glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Tour includes return transport from Banff and a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. It is a tour not to be missed.

Book your Adventure

Adult (16+): $344

Child (6-15): $224 Infant (0-5): Free
Family enjoying the views from the Skywalk at the Columbia Icefield
Posing in front of an ice explorer at the Columbia Icefield
Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
Bus heading on the Icefield Parkway to the Columbia Icefield
Group admiring the views from the Skywalk at Columbia Icefield
  • Tour highlights include: Photo Stop at Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk.
  • Tour includes hotel pick up and drop off in Banff, professional guide, Ice Explorer & Skywalk ticket and hot buffet lunch.
  • Some sightseeing stops may be unavailable due to seasonality, weather conditions or traffic delays, and will be substituted based on the driver's discretion.

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