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Jasper: Columbia Icefield Skywalk and Ice Explorer Ticket

Jasper: Columbia Icefield Skywalk and Ice Explorer Ticket

Enjoy an adventure at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center. Get a guided tour around the Athabasca Glacier on Ice Explorer, admire the stunning mountains and glaciers and listen as your guide informs you of all the facts and history. Meet your guide, who will take you to the Athabasca Glacier. At the scheduled time, board your Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle designed explicitly for glacial travel, and set off on an exciting ride. During your ride, hear stories and facts about the Columbia Icefield and the glaciers around you. Once on the Glacier, hop off the vehicle to walk on the thick, 25,000-year-old ice and drink cold, pure water from the glacier itself. This is an experience you will never forget. Then, take a short ride to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Heighten your senses by walking on a platform where only glass separates you from a 918-foot (279-meter) drop. Marvel at the spectacular views of the mountains, glaciers, and the Sunwapta River with its waterfalls.

Lake Louise: Open-Top Shuttle to Moraine and Lake Louise

Lake Louise: Open-Top Shuttle to Moraine and Lake Louise

Hop aboard an open top double decker to discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Snap photos of unparalleled scenery & immerse yourself in the Canadian Rockies - all while breathing in the fresh mountain air.  Once there, marvel at the Canadian Rockies, including the famous Mt. Victoria and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Enjoy our flexible schedule to go on one of the many hiking trails accessible from the drop-off areas or relax at the shore. After some free time, ride the open-top bus to the next lake before returning to the Lake Louise Ski Resort Upon check out, select a departure time from the Lake Louise Ski Resort (aka the park & ride). The shuttle bus completes a loop from the ski resort to Lake Louise, then to Moraine Lake & back to the ski resort. Once at Lake Louise, there's a shuttle every 45 minutes to Moraine Lake & every 45 minutes from Moraine Lake back to the ski resort. As per the schedule, Riders are free to board any shuttle they like from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake & from Moraine Lake back to the ski resort. Note: Rider's are required to check-in at the park & ride located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort (at the WowBanff booth) 15 minutes before their departure time. Food & drinks are not permitted on the bus.

Jasper: Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Jasper: Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Get an entry ticket to Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a cliff-edge walkway 918 feet (279 meters) above the valley floor. See giant glaciers perched above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley below with this experience. Make your way to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center in Jasper, then board the shuttle to get to the skywalk. Upon arrival at the observation platform, collect your audio guide and embark on your adventure. Step onto the glass floor of the Columbia Icefield Skywalk to begin the scenic 1-kilometer walk, surrounded by fantastic views. Marvel at crystal-clear waterfalls, admire the mountains and glaciers above and keep a lookout for wildlife native to the Candian Rockies.

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Banff: Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Admire views of the Canadian Rockies as you cruise on the largest lake in Banff National Park. Get the chance to see sheep, deer, and mountain goats along the shore, and learn about the culture of the indigenous people who used to live in the area from your expert guide. Meet your guide and captain on the boat dock at Lake Minnewanka and begin your adventure. Glide through the crystal clear water of this glacier lake and soak up the views of the mountains and blue sky above you. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the lakeshore, including big-horned sheep, deer, mountain goats, and even the occasional bear. During the cruise, learn interesting facts and stories about the wildlife and vegetation that inhabit the Canadian Rockies from your guides. Dive into the culture of the indigenous people who used to call the area home and hear a lot of entertaining legends of the area.

Clearwater County: Canadian Rockies Scenic Helicopter Tour

Clearwater County: Canadian Rockies Scenic Helicopter Tour

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 55-minute tour over the Canadian Rockies with a professional pilot. The day starts at the helicopter base surrounded by mountain views. Go through a thorough safety briefing with the flight crew before learning about the controls and getting kitted out with a professional headset. Feel the excitement build as the crew readies for takeoff. Once in the air, the itinerary will vary depending on the option selected. Either way, breathtaking sights are guaranteed. 20-Minute Tour Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, take in an incredible view of Abraham Lake - its incredible blue color and unique bubble patterns are truly a sight to see. After a glimpse of the lake, continue the flight around the Canadian Rockies. 30-Minute Tour The most popular of the 3 flights, this adventure covers crevasses, glaciers, and waterfalls over the beautiful Wilson Icefield. Soar at a cool 100mph, 9000ft (2900m) over Cline Pass. Admire the impressive fierceness of the mountains while flying alongside them. 55-Minute Tour The “Complete Columbia Icefields Tour” is just that – a complete, full, 55 minutes of gorgeous scenery and ancient ice. See the iconic Columbia Icefield the way it was intended, an awe-mazing trip highlight to remember for years to come. Marvel at incredible panoramas of waterfalls, emerald-green lakes, and mountain ridges. Pass over 6 different glaciers surrounded by frozen lakes and waterfalls. Many mountains reveal themselves along the trip, including Purple Mountain, Mount Cline, Resolute Mountain, Mount Harlan, Minster Mountain, and more. This trip is sure to leave anyone speechless. All the trips end with one last 360-degree view of the Canadian Rockies and Abraham Lake before landing softly back at the heliport.

From Jasper: Jasper National Park Wildlife Discovery Tour

From Jasper: Jasper National Park Wildlife Discovery Tour

Join this daily tour to discover Jasper National Park and its wildlife. Take a 3.5-hour scenic drive in a comfortable sightseeing vehicle to explore the park with a knowledgeable driver/guide. Learn the history, geology, and ecology of the area, as you keep a look out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits the region. Be amazed by the beautiful scenery and see the rich diversity of the national park. Your guide is trained to seek out the park’s most iconic creatures, so you can view animals in their natural habitat. Have your camera ready to capture some amazing photos. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in Jasper.

Canadian Rockies: Helicopter Flight with Exploration Hike

Canadian Rockies: Helicopter Flight with Exploration Hike

Get ready for an awe-inspiring experience of the Rocky Mountain with this scenic helicopter flight and hiking tour. See the Rockies from a bird's-eye view. Admire the stunning views of the mountains, lakes, and glaciers from above. Then explore the region’s natural beauty on foot. Choose from a 20, 30, or 55-minute scenic flight. Each option includes incredible panoramas of waterfalls, emerald-green lakes, and mountain ridges. With the 55-minute flight, approach the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Rocky Mountains. After the flight, land at the confluence of the Cline River and Waterfalls Creek. Continue to explore the wild beauty of this region on foot, hiking to the Twin Falls waterfall. Then climb back on board the helicopter and fly back to the heliport, enjoying the fantastic views of Abraham Lake.

Canadian Rockies Combo: Helicopter Tour and Horseback Ride

Canadian Rockies Combo: Helicopter Tour and Horseback Ride

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Your experience begins with a 20-minute helicopter ride. Admire the stunning views of the mountains, lakes, and glaciers from above. Your pilot will land where the Cline River and Waterfalls Creek meet. Hop off the helicopter and explore the natural beauty of the region on foot during a 1-hour easy hike. Take in the wild beauty of the backcountry as you trek up to Twin Falls.  Here you will enjoy your delicious picnic lunch. Once you have returned from your helicopter ride, continue the adventure with a 1-hour horseback ride. Marvel at sweeping views of the mountains, crystal clear rivers, and the epic Abraham Lake.

Banff National Park: Self-Guided Scenic Driving Tour

Banff National Park: Self-Guided Scenic Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 22+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Banff Townsite in 2-3 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins in the heart of the Banff Townsite. From there, you'll meander along the Bow River towards the mighty Bow Falls, a natural spectacle you won’t want to miss. Next, you'll head towards the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, also known as the "Castle in the Rockies." Learn about its rich history, spanning over a century, and how it became a symbol of Banff National Park. From there, take a leisurely drive against the stunning backdrop of Cascade Mountain before reaching the shores of Lake Minnewanka. Here, you’ll uncover legends of this lake both ancient and contemporary. Next, pass the abandoned mining site of Bankhead while you make your way toward Mount Norquay. Finally, you’ll drive up a gorgeous mountain road to the Mount Norquay Lookout, where hiking trails and dining options await you. Your tour concludes here.

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Experience

Kicking Horse River: Whitewater Rafting Experience

Discover the Kicking Horse River in British Columbia on a fast-paced action-packed rafting trip. Paddle down the biggest and best rapids on the river with your instructor and get soaked. Before you jump in the boat, you will meet your river guides and get kitted out with all the necessary rafting gear. Get to know your fellow rafters and find out fun facts about the river as you take in the views of the serene upper section. From there, you will head to the river and start rafting on a relatively calm stretch of water. Become acquainted with your guides’ commands, your paddle, and your boat before floating to the bigger rapids. Soon the canyon narrows and the true excitement begins, taking you on a pulse-pounding trip through the thrills and spills of the river’s Class IV white water. Discover the exhilarating rapids Shot Gun, Man Eater, and Roller Coaster. Work as a team to take on the rapids. Finish your rafting odyssey 12 miles (20 kilometers) downstream, where you’ll disembark the raft. Board the shuttle back to the Hydra River Base. Rinse off in beach-style showers and get changed. Swap stories with your fellow rafters about your favorite rapids.

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Our tour guide Ben was amazing! Super helpful and accommodating. Very informative and interactive hike. Learned lots. Very funny and personable guide. Would highly recommend.

It was great. We had taken lots of pictures for good memories and the take away story of how Lake Minnewanka started.

It was absolutely stunning! Full filling all expectations and a great team. Thank you for the special day!

I don't know, for me it was my first experience on a glacier and I was excited.

Would highly recommend this. Experience was awesome and staff were very helpful.