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Athabasca Glacier

127 km north of Lake Louise | 103 km south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 866-606-6700
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Athabasca Glacier Snow Trip from Banff
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The snow never melts on this glacier, a major tourist attraction.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (77 reviews)
“ice explorer” (47 reviews)
“global warming” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
127 km north of Lake Louise | 103 km south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 866-606-6700
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"the bus"
in 77 reviews
"ice explorer"
in 47 reviews
"global warming"
in 18 reviews
"climate change"
in 10 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 22 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 25 reviews
"visitor center"
in 17 reviews
"parking lot"
in 25 reviews
"an awesome experience"
in 6 reviews
"ice bus"
in 9 reviews
"walk up"
in 9 reviews
"snow coach"
in 12 reviews
"information centre"
in 7 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 9 reviews
"across the road"
in 7 reviews
"lake louise"
in 14 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic morning visiting the glacier. The all terrain buses are huge and have no trouble with the steep terrain. You must dress sensibly with warm, waterproof jackets, gloves, beanies as when you get out on the glacier it is very windy and...More

Thank Judy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t pay for any of the extra services like going out onto the glacier and didn’t feel like we missed out on anything. We parked at the info Center and walked along the free path that takes you to a viewpoint where you can...More

1  Thank csals17
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We walked on the glacier with a fabulous guide. The day before it had rained - heavily - but when we went the sun was out and it was an amazing experience. We drank water from the melting ice water. Magical experience

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Fantastic when you actually see it. I drove through this highway 3 times until I finally had a clear day. It's easy to walk up and get a decent look and it's a massive piece of ice. It would be cool if you could use...More

Thank ADM0NIC5
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

You can get a much better view of the whole glacier from the visitor center across the street than just driving up to the glacier. We took a guided ice walk tour up the glacier which I would highly recommend over one of the ice...More

3  Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We touched down on the edge of the glacier via a coach tour. The temp was way down, the sky was blue and the sun dog in the top left corner of the sky framed an awesome ancient glacier. No wonder this place has millions...More

2  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

When we stopped by, while passing through in late October, there were no open facilities. On the way heading north up the Icefield Parkway, the weather was not conducive to going for a walk closer to the glacier; and on the way back south, we...More

Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We drove to the ice fields centre then got on the coach to the actual glacier. The driver of the coach was a bit of a comedian and got everyone engaged on the short drive to the transfer point. You have to transfer over to...More

3  Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

First one takes a bus from the interesting visitor center to a place to get on the BIG snow mobile that drives you to the glacier and then you walk on the glacier. Guides provide great service & information, especially when on the snow mobile...More

1  Thank scscientist
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What an incredible visit! This was definitely the highlite of our trip! Not only is the Glacier beautiful and awesome but we couldn’t have been more safe and felt more comfortable than Brewster. Our driver (I’m sorry I forget his name) was amazing. Our vehicle...More

1  Thank Erin J
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Ula T
18 December 2017|
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Response from Lilumaro | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I'm not sure if you can change time on the day or not, I think they can get pretty full. Seems to be cheaper to book online. From memory I think took about two hours with a couple of short stops. Would allow... More
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LavaJava96
9 August 2017|
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Response from TheycallhimtheDon | Reviewed this property |
I think the question has been well answered. Less than 2 hours if you arrive as they are announcing your departure time
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atsugi2017
22 July 2017|
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Response from Jamhfx | Reviewed this property |
You can book hotels in Jasper or Lake Louise and do this as a day trip by car or tour. In peak summer months hotels are usually fully booked so check in advance for availability and book before you go.
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