A full day sightseeing tour that travels through a landscape carved by glaciers and opened by pioneers. The Icefields Parkway 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. Join an Ice Explorer! ($38.00 value INCLUDED in tour cost) tour and travel onto the glacier or explore the interpretive centre and surroundings.
Tour Highlights :
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 – Weather and group dependant. A dramatic example of the sculpting power of water
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.
Lake Louise – the iconic Canadian Rockies lake
Sandwich choices are:
Roast Beef on Mini Baguette – Creamy mustard dressing, cheddar, lettuce and roast beef.
Roast Turkey on Foccacia – Cranberries, lettuce, mayonnaise, roast turkey.
Veggie on Ciabatta – Lettuce, baby green, cucumber, shredded carrot, red pepper, red onion, and raspberry vinaigrette.
Fruit, snack bars, potato chips, juice, maple cookies and bottled water are also included.
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 – The destination. Venture onto the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer! and visit the interpretive centre.
Bow Lake – The headwaters of the mighty Bow River.
Friendly guide, Small group size, Hands on interpretive tools, Hotel pick up and drop off, Mountain Picnic Lunch, Ice Explorer Tour, Refreshment and light snack, Certified guide, Use of binoculars
Departs Banff Daily: 9:00 am Departs Lake Louise Samson Mall: 9:50am Duration: 9 hours
Adult: $154.00 (includes Ice Explorer! Tour)
Children 6-15 yrs: $79.00 (includes Ice Explorer! Tour)
5 and Under: Free
Prices exclude 5% GST. Departs 8:30 am, duration 9.5 hours.
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