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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour
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Tour snapshot
One-way tour from Banff to Jasper with scenic stops along the way
Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
99
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Let someone else do the driving so you can enjoy the views on the incredibly scenic route from Banff to Jasper. Take a leisurely day for the trip with several stops along the way, eat a picnic lunch, and have an extended visit to the Columbia Icefield, with the option to walk on the glass platform high above the valley on the Glacier Skywalk.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Glacier Adventure and Skywalk at the Columbia Icefields included
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch midway through the full-day tour
  • Visit Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, and the Weeping Wall
What to expect
Arrange to be picked up from your Banff hotel or meet the bus at the Mount Royal Hotel to set out for your full-day tour to Jasper. Make several stops along the way with plenty of time for pictures, sightseeing, and a picnic lunch (provided). Highlights include Lake Louise with its majestic chateau, the Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, and waterfall lookouts at Bow Falls, the cliffside falls at the Weeping Wall. There is an extended stop at the Columbia Icefields, where you have the opportunity to walk on the glass-bottom platform of the Glacier Skywalk (admission included) and get out on the ice with the Ice Explorer tour. The excursion concludes in the tranquil mountain town of Jasper and a drop-off at your selected accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Glacier Adventure and Skywalk at the Columbia Icefields included
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch midway through the full-day tour
  • Visit Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, and the Weeping Wall
What to expect
Arrange to be picked up from your Banff hotel or meet the bus at the Mount Royal Hotel to set out for your full-day tour to Jasper. Make several stops along the way with plenty of time for pictures, sightseeing, and a picnic lunch (provided). Highlights include Lake Louise with its majestic chateau, the Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, and waterfall lookouts at Bow Falls, the cliffside falls at the Weeping Wall. There is an extended stop at the Columbia Icefields, where you have the opportunity to walk on the glass-bottom platform of the Glacier Skywalk (admission included) and get out on the ice with the Ice Explorer tour. The excursion concludes in the tranquil mountain town of Jasper and a drop-off at your selected accommodation.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • One-way tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Ice Field
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Note: Pick-ups at campgrounds not available. Please provide pick-up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • One-way tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Columbia Ice Field
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Note: Pick-ups at campgrounds not available. Please provide pick-up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Columbia Ice Field
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    This one-way tour from Banff to Jasper takes you through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in North America. Following the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and numerous glaciers. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada’s two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway will include Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Columbia Ice fields, the Weeping Wall, and Athabasca Falls. Your stop at the Columbia Icefield provides you with approximately 4 hours to take part in the Glacier Adventure tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, and the Glacier Skywalk experience overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. You may also choose to enjoy the interpretive exhibits at the Columbia Icefield Centre or take a short guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Picnic lunch and Glacier Adventure Combo included.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Paul R
9 contributions
My wife and I did the Colombia Icefields tour on 11th July.
We were picked up by our tour guide Norm at our hotel in Banff and were scheduled to stop at a few sights including the Columbia Icefields and Glacier walk prior to being dropped off at our hotel in Jasper.
The scenery is stunningly beautiful at times, and along the way we managed to see bears and elks as we were driving. We stopped several times to see the bears closer and allow pictures to be taken from the bus.
The Columbia Icefields was interesting and separate guides provide commentary as it’s a stand alone attraction. The Glacier skywalk was probably my least favourite of the day.
That said this trip was one of the highlights of my holiday due to the outstanding tour guide Norm. He clearly is proud of his country and provided interesting commentary throughout our journey. He told personal stories which were fun and interesting, and he also stopped at some unscheduled viewpoints and locations just so we could see them. He assisted everyone on the bus in taking photographs.
I cannot do justice in this review to how good Norm was. He really made this tour one of the most memorable experiences ever and I would recommend it to anyone considering travelling the Icefields parkway. Thank you Norm.
Written 21 July 2019
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Thank you for the kind words about Norm and we're so glad you enjoyed your tour.
Written 23 July 2019
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laulau_grimbley
uk74 contributions
Our driver (Harry I think) was brilliant and very knowledgeable. It was great to combine a tour and transfer in one. The ice fields were very cold and we got soaked but interesting to see. I didn’t like the skywalk as I don’t like heights but that’s a personal thing. On the whole an enjoyable trip and worth doing.
Written 27 September 2019
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Thanks for the great review and the kind words about our amazing team. Please visit again.
Written 10 October 2019
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Jacqui P
80 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Norm our driver was fantastic. It was raining and sleet on the glacier, with the wind making it very cold. Make sure you have appropriate gear just in case! The weather created issues for the people who run the ice explore and sky walk and they made some errors with our activity scheduling which meant that we ended up being very delayed getting into Japser. Unfortinately this too meant that we were unable to make any of the planned stops after the ice fields and I missed seeing Athabasca falls. Our driver tried to resolve the issues the Ice Centre staff created, but there was nothing he could do to make up the time. We had sufficient time at every stop we were able to make. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking at travelling from Banff to Jasper or vice versa
Written 26 September 2019
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Thanks for the kind words about Norm and for the terrific review.
Written 26 September 2019
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Malcolm E
Aldershot, UK26 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The transfer was strictly a job to be done by the driver. There was no communication to the passengers on what was happening whenever he stopped ie was it 5 minutes or more, could we leave the bus to stretch our legs or not (it was a 4 hour journey)?
The driver dropped us at our hotel in Jasper, as expected. Did his job, no more no less.
Written 18 October 2019
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Thank you for your review.
Written 22 October 2019
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timjennifer2015
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
Aug 2019
Headed off on the icefields Parkway and on the way saw some cars up front stopped on the side of the road so pulled up and noticed there was a Black Bear near the side of the road. There was a person out of their car and about 20 meters from the bear photographing it. The driver of our bus let him know that he should be at least 100 meters from the bear for both his and the bears safety. Apparently, this is too common an occurrence.
Stopped at the Athabasca Falls and walked down to take some photos with the crowds of other people there. Quite spectacular.
Then off in the bus again. We saw another black bear in the bushes on the way but didn’t get a great view of it.
Stopped to pick up lunch then off again.
Views started to get spectacular with mountains on both sides and quite strongly running rivers.
Arrived at the Glacier Discovery Centre for lunch and then went on the Athabasca Glacier Icewalk tour which took us up onto the glacier to walk around and take photos. Spectacular scenery. The Glacier is the start of the Columbia Icefield which runs for 25 km’s. The Ice where we were was as deep as the Eifel Tower is high. Then back to the Centre where we then went down to a skywalk where there is a glass walkway counter levered out over the Athabasca river canyon about 280 meters above the canyon. Was a bit disconcerting seeing the canyon under your feet.Then continued on down the parkway (supposedly one of the top ten drives in the world) passing more mountains, Glaciers and rivers. Lots of small waterfalls coming down from the mountains.
Stopped in at Peyto Lake which was a brilliant green. Then back on the road again where we saw a number of cars up front stopped with people out of the cars. Ended up being a black bear and only about 10 meters away from them. Crazy. Got a good view of the bear from the bus. Then another quick stop to look at the Crowfoot Glacier and then off to Lake Louise
Written 10 August 2019
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Thanks for the review and we're glad you experienced wildlife!
Written 26 September 2019
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Hansi
Gold Canyon, AZ1,420 contributions
It’s one of the Dreams of thousands .People come from all over the world to travel on this road. It’s like travelling along Glacier Alley but a serious word of warning, these Glaciers are endangered, seriously endangered. They are melting down at an ever increasing speed. Global warming is visible every Kilometer you drive. We know this road intimately, we have travelled it many, many times. I have taken dozen’s of photos and COMPARED.
SO GET OUT AND TRAVEL THIS ROAD, IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION, RARELY WILL SOMEONE SPEED, What for ?
Take your time, there are many places to stop and enjoy nature at its very finest. You will NEVER regret it, honestly.
Written 30 June 2021
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Lynn J
Huntsville, Canada5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Thanks to our guide Dave we had a tremendous day. He went above and beyond all day to inform us and keep us amused as well! I was not going to go on the Skywalk even though the ticket was part of the tour as I am afraid of heights. Dave came with me and to ensure I experienced the attraction. Now that truly is customer service! Thanks Dave, from Sheila and Lynn
Written 13 June 2019
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Thanks for your kind words about Dave!
Written 9 July 2019
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Neil Clancy
1 contribution
May 2019 • Friends
The driver/guide we had was very informative & gave us good commentary as well as humour during the whole tour. I cannot remember the drivers name but would travel with him again & recommend to anyone travelling from Banff to Jasper to use the Sundog Company.

Neil
Brisbane Australia
Written 3 June 2019
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Thanks for the great review!
Written 9 July 2019
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manxseasider
Ramsey, UK287 contributions
We had this trip as part of our Rockies package through Trailfinders.
As well as the Columbia Icefield discovery the trip included the Glacier Skywalk , and Lake Louise.
Lake Louise was spectacular (still frozen) and the Icefield quite an adventure in the huge snow vehicles, although the freezing sleet at the Icefield meant we took refuge back on the bus more quickly than anticipated!
Our driver Andre and guide Sophie were both very informative about the local history, geology and wildlife of the local area and we were lucky enough to see a black bear en route that Andre accomodatingly stopped for us to view from the coach in more detail.
Overall, a good experience, slightly tempered by the fact that it was 10 hours between departure and arrival.
Written 18 May 2019
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Thanks for the kinds words about Andre and Sophie and thank you for choosing us for your holiday.
Written 9 July 2019
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Threegreens
Bicester, UK120 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
My wife and I travelled from the Banff Springs hotel to the Jasper Park Lodge by a small coach. The driver/guide was Dieter Schumacher (Spelling?) who took us along the Icefields Parkway. Rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, the Icefield Parkway is a 232 km stretch of double-lane highway winding along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks, icefields and vast sweeping valleys. With stops at Lake Louise, a highway service station restaurant and shop and the Icefields Parkway Center. The journey attracted rain, sleet, snow, winds and sunshine; all 4 seasons in just 6 hours. Dieter was a fantastic guide with an in-depth knowledge of history throughout the journey. If I had any criticism of the journey, it would be the restricted or virtually non-existent forward view through the front windscreen of the coach. That said, I still award this Sundog journey one of the most memorable trips we have taken and give the review a "5" rating. Well-done Dieter!
Written 2 May 2019
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Thanks for the kinds words about Dieter and the tour!! We hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 9 July 2019
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