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Columbia Icefield

Columbia Icefield Tours and Activities

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Step onto the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield and imagine what it was like during the last ice age. Located midway along the scenic Icefields Parkway connecting Canada’s Banff and Jasper national parks, the Columbia Icefield gives visitors a chance to experience how the landscape may have looked when glaciers covered the land.

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 Rafting on Athabasca River Mile 5 in Jasper

Rafting on Athabasca River Mile 5 in Jasper

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Experience the excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this guided, 2-hour excursion. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time, then ride along Alberta, Canada's Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. This ‘Mile 5’ trip is the river’s most popular, challenging Grade 2 rapids. The driver/guide will be taking photos along the way which will be available for purchase at the end of the trip. All the necessary rafting equipment plus an Alberta hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

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Join us for a unique exploration of the Athabasca Glacier on this 4 hour hike across rock, snow and ice. Meet your guide at The toe of the glacier parking lot, get geared up, and head out on a fully organic, by foot mission to discover some of the hidden wonders of this powerful place. Surrounded by some of the tallest peaks of the range, your guide will walk you through the history of these headwaters, while ensuring your safety and comfort. We look for opportunities to descend below the ice surface using ropes and climbing equipment for those who are interested. Group size is small to ensure exploration of the area is environmentally conscious and current health protocols are respected.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper

Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper

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Jasper’s Sunwapta River is a stretch of grade III rapids, where challenging twists and turns and spectacular scenery come as standard. On this tour, spin along the Icefields Parkway road and admire sweeping views over the famous Rocky Mountains. Tackle the swirling white-water currents with your guide, and watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife living within the Jasper National Park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.08
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Athabasca River Mile 5

Athabasca River Mile 5

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Get a little wet and have a lot of fun on the Athabasca River. Travel with your small group to the put in point and raft the Mile 5 section of the glacier-fed river. This section of river is a great introduction to river rafting as it begins with an approximately 10-minute float before the class II rapids start. Experience the gentle thrill of some bumps and splashes on your roughly two-hour excursion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book Columbia Icefield tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Columbia Icefield can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Columbia Icefield tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Columbia Icefield 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Columbia Icefield costs USD 65.52. Guided Columbia Icefield tours start around USD 65.52 per person. See all 4 Columbia Icefield tickets and tours on Viator.
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