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Explore the most scenic attractions in Canada’s Banff National Park and Jasper National Park on this full-day tour to the Columbia Icefields, the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Your day in the Rockies finishes with an unforgettable ride on the all-terrain Ice Explorer atop the icefields, offering a first-hand view of this huge natural wonder.
Start your tour with pickup in Banff, heading out for your first stop at Lake Louise, the superstar alpine lake of Banff National Park. From there, proceed north on the Icefields Parkway, considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest scenic drives, and listen as your guide shares details about the unique ecosystem of the area and about the history of its remarkable glaciers. You’ll also visit two of the parkway’s notable landmarks, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier, for photo opportunities and to take in the views.
Next, arrive at the Columbia Icefields for your ride on the Ice Explorer, which takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey across the surface of this amazing sheet of ice. After your ride, stop by the Glacier Gallery, gift shop and restaurant at the Icefields Centre before boarding the bus for the drive back to Banff, where your day trip ends.
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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.
  • 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Brewster know their stuff.

We did the Columbia Icefield as well as a separate trip up the Banff Gondola and tour of the area and transport to Calgary. Brewster worked in conjunction with the Rocky Mountaineer providing the above tours as well as transport to hotels. They were prompt,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
The Best Experience in Banff

I along with most folks in our group of 10 rated it as the best experience we had in Banff. The driver cum guide Murray is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions patiently. We could see that he is really enjoying his job. John-lieu...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Not long enough on the ice fields

We were with a tour and after we got on the Explorer which is the Bus specially made to go on the glacier, gets you to the top we had 20 minutes to stay there. The bus driver said if your not aboard the bus...More

Thank Lodi48
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour and views

We pre booked this tour from the Uk and it was certainly well worth taking a day off from our fly-drive holiday to give everyone the chance to admire the views without worrying about navigating and staying on the right sid elf the road. Driver...More

Thank Angela R
Devon D, Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Angela R! We really appreciate you taking the time to review and recommend our sightseeing tour. Andy and Louis are a terrific team and we are happy you were able to experience their hospitality. We would agree that a local Explore Banff tour is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
a well organised tour

Very impressed with the quality of this trip. We did it end of May from Banff. Good quality coach, several stops of key interest, amazing geology. Only the one to Peyto Lake could not be reached due to late snow on the road. The driver,...More

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Devon D, Manager at Brewster Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is such an amazing review that really captures the benefits of taking a sightseeing tour. The added information and stories from drivers and hosts along with being able to sit back and enjoy all the sights along the gorgeous parkway is what makes it...More

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2 July 2018|
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Response from Sam S | Reviewed this property |
It is best to check the weather forecast a day before your trip, it changes on a daily basis. Even up in the icefield, it depends on the forecast but it is best to bring an extra layer especially if your tolerance with cold... More
20 June 2018|
Response from glenn70foodie | Reviewed this property |
Even though a small part of the Glacier remains opposite the enormous Hotel, there is little snow or ice on the ground at this time of year. The Icefields Parkway drive however still has snow on the peaks of the mountains... More
15 June 2018|
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Response from Quaxot | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Skywalk was part of the package. We didn't see much the day we went due to the low cloud (the skywalk was in the middle of it) but the structure itself was pretty neat. However... the skywalk doesn't overhang the... More
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