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Icefields Parkway

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
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Scenic highway cutting through breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes.
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  • Very good11%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Something you have to see and experience once in your lifetime Its incredible! My husband has seen it three times and witnessed the undeniable recession of the ice.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefields and back. It took a couple hours each way and was well worth the drive. It is the most beautiful stretch of highway I have ever driven with several places to stop to...More

1  Thank TLG444
Reviewed 5 days ago

We set aside an entire day to travel the full distance of the Icefields Parkway. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage sons. It is billed as one of the worlds most beautiful drives. Was not disappointed. As noted by a previous review,...More

1  Thank clairef246
Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive on the parkway way is pretty,but gets old. There is a lot of ice. If you are not sure footed on the glacier it could be a problem. The ride up to the glacier is the best part.I've seen smaller glacier in Alaska...More

Thank lecarroll
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an easily accessible glacier, and can be viewed from the roadside. We booked the tour package which included the Skywalk. We were transported on caterpillars onto the glacier and were able to walk around within the boundaries marked with red flags. There weren't...More

Thank AliB365
Reviewed 6 days ago

The investment in ice buggies is phenomenal with each vehicle costing upwards of $1.6million.The drivers are young students in area for the summer and they are entertaining and drive carefully on to the glacier surface where we could walk around for 30 minutes on the...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You MUST download the GyPSy app before you loose cell service. It is fantastic for this ride! There is no cell Service between Banff and Jasper. Cell phone service is not needed for the app, it is GPS based. Just make sure you don't have...More

6  Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most scenic drives I have taken so far. Though it is 230 KM drive - you should plan to spend almost a day stopping at various spots - Herbert Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Parker Ridge Trail, Athabasca...More

1  Thank Kalyan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful drive with plenty of stops for great picture taking. Be sure to stop at the Weeping Wall. Many great waterfalls all on one mountain side.

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My travels are limited to this trip, Hawaii, Cayman and several US locations. This was maybe the prettiest drive I have ever taken. Kauai is up there. Colorados San Juan range in the fall is close too. But this was more dramatic. Mountains not as...More

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Shell R
19 July 2017|
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Response from leonlafreniere | Reviewed this property |
The Trans Canada Hwy has fences along the sides and special crossover bridges to keep the wildlife off the highway to avoid accidents with vehicles. Consequently you won't see wildlife on the Trans Canada between Banff and... More
Sally F
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey D | Reviewed this property |
I love the Canadian Rockies and have driven the Icefields Parkway twice in both directions to and from Banff to Jasper . It's one of my favorite drives, particularly by motorcycle. However, the Athabasca Glacier has... More
29 May 2017|
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Response from Rod C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help, I'm from the U.K. and was traveling by coach.