Add dates

Things to do in
Saskatchewan River Crossing

Saskatchewan River Crossing

Saskatchewan River Crossing: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Banff: Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield Day Trip

1. From Banff: Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield Day Trip

Discover the Athabasca Glacier on a guided tour from Banff. Journey along the scenic Icefields Parkway and climb into an Ice Explorer vehicle to explore the awesome glacier. Experience breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley as you step across the Glacier Skywalk. Get picked up from your Banff hotel in a modern mini bus by your friendly guide. Departing from Banff, your guide will welcome you on the tour with an overview of where you'll be headed as you sit back and enjoy the ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning scenic drives. Benefit from a tour where you don’t have to navigate or watch the road. Sit back, relax, and focus on the amphitheater of mountains towering above as you keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. Stop at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre and board an Ice Explorer vehicle. Drive onto the Athabasca Glacier, learn about its history, and take some free time to soak up the views. Touch this ancient sheet of ice and even drink pure, cold water straight from the glacier. Head to the nearby glass floor Glacier Skywalk and follow the 1-kilometer walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot drop. Witness the giant glaciers perched above you and admire the views of the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spread out below. Enjoy a scenic stop for a hearty packed lunch of a sandwich, juice, fruit, chips, and brownies. Visit iconic landmarks along the Icefields Parkway such as Bow Lake, the headwaters of the mighty Bow River before heading back to Banff.

From Calgary: Icefields Parkway Route Tour w/Hotel Transfers

2. From Calgary: Icefields Parkway Route Tour w/Hotel Transfers

The Sightseeing tour can be booked starting from Calgary. We will pick you up from your Hotel or Airbnb location. The first stop will be Lake Louise, you will have time to take a photo and enjoy the enchanting view of the lake and its glacier background. We will have an exit to Icefield Parkway and the next stop will be Crowfoot Glacier for a stop. Bow lake and Bow Summit/Peyto Lake are popular attractions in the parkway so expect the crowd at this location. We will continue driving and have a short hike to Mistaya Canyon, Howse Pass, and end at The Crossing (Saskatchewan Crossing). The Icefield Parkway drive has a very high chance of seeing wildlife so just be ready with your camera to snap a photo, as a rule, we will always keep our distance from the animal for our safety as well as not to disturb the animal on their natural habitat.

From Banff: Icefield Parkway Scenic Tour with Park Entry

3. From Banff: Icefield Parkway Scenic Tour with Park Entry

The Sightseeing tour can be booked starting from Banff. We will pick you up from your Hotel or Airbnb location. The first stop will be Lake Louise, you will have time to take a photo and enjoy the enchanting view of the lake and its glacier background. We will have an exit to Icefield Parkway and the next stop will be Crowfoot Glacier for a stop. Bow lake and Bow Summit/Peyto Lake are popular attractions in the parkway so expect the crowd at this location. We will continue driving and have a short hike to Mistaya Canyon, Howse Pass, and end at The Crossing (Saskatchewan Crossing). The Icefield Parkway drive has a very high chance of seeing wildlife so just be ready with your camera to snap a photo, as a rule, we will always keep our distance from the animal for our safety as well as not to disturb the animal on their natural habitat.

3 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Saskatchewan River Crossing

Want to discover all there is to do in Saskatchewan River Crossing? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Saskatchewan River Crossing

Overall rating

4.7
(88 reviews)

Fantastic! Eli's explanation and drive were so nice. I was thrilled and excited to go to Icefilelds. It was lucky to see a moose in Banff downtown in his little bus. I like his secret places where could access only cars. His trip schedule was so nice that I could take a picture in uncrowded conditions. I could understand his words less than 40% because of the low mic volume. (I sat in the back seat of the bus, in the second-to-last row.) However, the full scenery was so good, calm, and healing. I want to recommend him. No advertisement to this review.

It was a unique experience. The many beautiful stops/lakes on the way to the glacier were at least as beautiful as the glacier. The lunch menu was well chosen. The packed lunch was delicious and absolutely sufficient. Good mood on the bus, friendly atmosphere. Simply a successful day, although of course very touristy on the glacier. But nobody can do anything about that.

The whole trip was excellent, very satisfying - including the beautiful scenery, interesting & informative bus drivers, smooth itinerary. Luckily, a very sunny day, thanks God. Moreover, I must say thank you for an amazing picnic ground choosen for having our expected yummy packed lunch. It would be perfect if 15 more minutes could be given to take pictures.

Great tour, beautiful sites. Discover Banff Tours did a great job. KELSEY was great, fun, informative, and prompt. I would highly recommend her. Tex on the Ice Explorer was great, also. Fun trip, you won't be disappointed.

Loved the whole day - Kelsey was an excellent guide and gave us so much wonderful information - she couldn’t have done a better job!