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Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks
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Enjoy the unique experience of walking on a glacier on this small-group tour. As your guide leads you across the majestic Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies you'll get insights into its many incredible ice formations such as crevasses, mill wells, meltwater streams, and icefalls. Equipment is provided and no technical climbing experience is required.
  • One-of-its-kind glacier-walking adventure in the Canadian Rockies
  • Get incredible views of the Rockies as you walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Tour is easy walking, suitable for young children and seniors alike
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12): A more personalized experience
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You will be provided micro-spikes (crampons for added traction on the ice) If you don't have your own: Rain gear, hiking boots, gloves, and hat
Warm layers - bring your own insulating layer
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Arrive 20 minutes prior to your departure. Meet in the West parking lot of the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. Look for the white vans with IceWalks logo as you pull off the highway. From there you will be shuttled a short distance to the trailhead.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY IceWalks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Guided Glacier Hike on The Athabasca with IceWalks .

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star-5
Incredible
shyammalik94
, Jun 2022
Our guide Adam took us up the Glacier, stopping along the way to point out the most interesting features. I would highly recommend taking the ice walks tour!
star-5
Worth it.
John_W
, Jun 2022
Loved the experience and knowledge that our guide Adam shared with us. We all agreed it was a highlight of the trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I’m glad you enjoyed the experience. We love sharing our knowledge of the glacier and the effects of climate change with our guests.
star-5
A great half day hike!
Natasha_D
, Jun 2022
Fabulous guide! Really a great experience! Gorgeous views! Informative ! So happy the group was small.
star-5
Hiking on Athabasca with Troy
Heather_H
, Jun 2022
Troy Lee is an excellent tour guide. The hike was steep in places. We took breaks throughout as Troy shared information about the glacier. We forgot our water bottle and Troy lent us his. The glacier water was spectacular! We enjoyed our adventure hiking on a glacier.
star-5
Amazing
Aparna_D
, Jun 2022
The walk up the glacier is amazing and our guide, Hannah, was great. Words can’t justify the feeling of standing on a glacier!!
star-5
Great tour, excellent guide
Yuh_T
, Jun 2022
Tamara is a excellent tour guide, she’s not only help us to touch the Glacier, but also lead us ways to love the earth we’re standing on.
star-5
Great experience.
Gabrielle_D
, Jun 2022
Our guide Nick was informative and made the tour both interesting and pleasant. He has such love for the mountains and was knowledgeable about the geology of the place.
star-5
Amazing glacier trip!
Dennis_C
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Nick, wonderfully kept the group together and safe. He was also incredibly thoughtful of individual needs while traveling as a group. Nick showed the geological evidence trail as we group of “glacier detectives” moved up the glacier bed. It was surreal being on a glacier! Learning the glacier lifecycle was fascinating! The views were unworldly! This is an experience all should enjoy.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for sharing your experience on our tour. We love sharing the story of the glacier with our guests and we feel like it gives context to the tour. Our guests come away with a deeper understanding of glacier formation and the effects of climate change on the mountain environment.
star-5
Must do!
Sriram_S
, Jun 2022
Our Guide Adam was very informative and helpful. The hike to the glacier was easy and doable even if one isn’t super fit but will need some level of fitness as the hike has few incline.
star-5
Top class
Melanie_S
, May 2022
Pete was excellent-great knowledge about the area and made the whole experience calm and interesting.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your experience Melanie, We love Pete!
star-5
Triple W-wet, windy and wonderful!
Megan_B
, May 2022
We had an amazing time on our hike! Pete was very knowledgeable and friendly! He ensured we were all warm and ready for the adverse weather conditions on the hike. We would highly recommend this adventure to our friends!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks Megan, We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Pete. We love the sun but the bad weather experience ads to the adventure.
star-5
Super Fun time
AYUKO_T
, May 2022
The guide Pete and a lady are super nice, friendly, care, lots of knowledge, fun, and the best entertainer !! Feels like I'm smarter than yesterday thanks to them. Hope slow down the melting speed of the glacier
star-5
Hike of a lifetime
Ally_F
, Oct 2021
This was an experience of a lifetime. Tamara was an awesome and educational guide who definitely loves what she does. It's not o early strenuous but I would suggest being in decent shape because it is a hike. Overall highly recommend!
star-5
One of the best adventure!
Bernardo_L
, Aug 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us the best tour. I would recommend it to anyone who likes nature and fun at the same time!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks Bernie, we love nature too! I’m glad you had a good time.
star-5
The ice walk was spectacular!!
Mike_S
, Jun 2021
Walking onto the glacier was spectacular!! Our tour guide Adam was awesome, very knowledgeable and explains the history of the glacier and how the glacier created the surrounding landscape etc. Crampons for walking on the ice is provided. Much better than taking the bus onto the glacier in my opinion. I very much recommend to do the ice walk!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for joining our IceWalks tour. We are glad you enjoyed your walk.
star-4
Interesante
Leticia_M
, Jun 2022
La experiencia esta padre pero Viator me quedó mal. No tenían registrada mi reserva que hice con Viator. Me dieron otra hora que no era la mía y la que yo había reservado.
star-5
À mettre sur votre bucket list!
Carmelle_D
, Jun 2022
J’ai réalisé à quel point la nature est fragile, j’ai été surprise et triste de voir ce grand espace vide laissé par la fonte du glacier. Informations très intéressantes données par le guide.

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