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Book Jasper Jasper National Park Activities and Attractions
Booking attractions in Jasper National Park, located in Alberta, Canada. Jasper National Park has a variety of incredible experiences for nature enthusiasts, from stunning mountain landscapes to abundant wildlife. Jasper National Park is one of the largest and most northerly of the Rocky Mountain national parks, offering a sublime expanse of untamed wilderness for visitors to explore. It spans over 11,000 square kilometers (4,200 square miles) and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, and others in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks system.

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Columbia Icefield Tour with the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Book Jasper Columbia Icefield Tour with the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Book Jasper Columbia Icefield Tour with the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff. Follow the World famous mountain drive, the Icefield Parkway, and Discover the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and massive glaciers of Alberta’s Rocky Mountain region on this full-day Banff glacier tour to the Columbia Icefields.

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

Discover the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and massive glaciers of Alberta's Rocky Mountain region on this full-day Banff glacier tour to the Columbia Icefields. As you follow one of the world’s most famous mountain drives, the Icefield Parkway, you’ll stop at stunning Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake before the tour culminates in an all-terrain ride on the Ice Explorer through the amazing Columbia Icefields. This day trip includes roundtrip transport from multiple locations in Banff, a knowledgeable guide and buffet lunch.

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff Includes

- Full-day tour from Banff to the Columbia Icefield
- Enjoy one of the greatest mountain drives in the world, the Icefield Parkway
- Learn about the history behind glaciers and ice fields from an expert guide
- Step onto ice formed from snow that fell as many as 400 years ago
- Take a stroll around Lake Louise.

Book Jasper Columbia Icefield Tour with the Glacier Skywalk from Banff



Book Jasper Icefields and Glacier Tours



Heres a detailed look at some popular glacier and icefield tours in Jasper:

Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer Tour

Details:

This tour involves traveling in a specially designed Ice Explorer (a massive all-terrain vehicle) that takes visitors directly onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. A knowledgeable guide explains the geology of the area and the fascinating dynamics of glaciers.

Highlights:

Step out onto the glacier, drink pure water from the glacier, and learn about the impact of climate change on this ancient ice.

Duration:

The Ice Explorer ride itself takes about 80 minutes, with time on the glacier.

Glacier Skywalk

Details:

Located near the Athabasca Glacier, the Glacier Skywalk offers a completely different perspective. This glass-floored observation platform extends over the Sunwapta Valley, providing dramatic views of the surrounding glaciers, rugged mountains, and wildlife.

Highlights:

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of glaciers and peaks, as well as the valley below.

Duration:

Visitors usually spend about 30 to 40 minutes on the Skywalk.

Guided Icewalks on Athabasca Glacier

Details:

For those who prefer a more hands-on exploration, guided ice walks on the Athabasca Glacier allow you to walk on the ice itself. Equipped with crampons and guided by certified experts, these tours are both safe and informative.

Highlights:

Explore ice crevasses, glacial mills, and seracs up close under safe guidance.

Duration:

Tours range from 3 hours to a full day, depending on the level of adventure sought.

Ice Climbing

Details:

For the more adventurous, ice climbing on the glaciers offers an exhilarating challenge. Guided by professional climbers, participants use ice axes and crampons to climb frozen waterfalls and ice formations.

Highlights:

Experience the thrill of climbing frozen natural structures.

Duration:

Full-day experiences.

Jasper Icefields Helicopter Tours

Details:

For those willing to splurge, helicopter tours over the Columbia Icefield offer breathtaking aerial views of the icefields and surrounding peaks.

Highlights:

See the vast expanse of the Icefield and inaccessible parts of the glaciers. Duration: Varies, typically around 20-55 minutes of flight time.

Planning Jasper Icefields and Glacier Tour Tips

Weather:

Weather on the glaciers can change rapidly; warm layers, waterproof outerwear, and sunglasses are essential.

Safety:

Always follow the instructions of your guide. The glaciers can have hidden crevasses and unstable ice.

Booking:

During peak tourist season, it's wise to book these tours in advance as they can sell out quickly.

Accessibility:

The Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk are accessible to most visitors, including those with mobility issues.

Jasper Icefields and Glacier tours are not only about witnessing the beauty and grandeur of glaciers but also understanding their ecological importance and the impacts of global warming. Whether you're walking on ancient ice, climbing it, or viewing it from a thrilling height, glacier tours in Jasper National Park are truly unforgettable experiences.