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A New Way to Discover the Glacier

Explore a new path, hear untold stories and connect with the Columbia Icefield in every sense with our premium Ice Odyssey experience. Climb aboard a remarkable SHERP vehicle, designed to conquer rugged terrain effortlessly, for a personalized adventure shared with a small group of fellow explorers. As you traverse the stunning Athabasca Glacier, you’ll delve into the story of the glacier — from its Great Glaciation formation to its recent role as a NASA testing ground.

Uncover everything that makes the Athabasca Glacier an icon of the Canadian Rockies. Plan your Ice Odyssey today.

Be Among the First to Experience the Ice Odyssey

Stop at an exclusive site on the Athabasca Glacier
Explore with a small group
Low-emission, low-impact tour

2024 Season: June 3, 2024 – October 14, 2024*

*Weather dependent

A small Sherp vehicle on a rocky path between ice

Your Adventure at a Glance

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2-hour tour.
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Small groups of 5 guests.
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Ride an all-terrain SHERP vehicle.
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Disembark onto the glacier at an exclusive site.
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Follow the lead of expert guides as you explore icefield history, walk on the glacier and try out mountaineering gear.
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Guide greets you at the Glacier Discovery Centre’s upper lot.
Welcome to the Columbia Icefield

Welcome to the Columbia Icefield

Park in the Glacier Discovery Centre’s upper lot, where you'll meet your guide and board a spacious, premium shuttle.

An Adventure Through Storytelling
Immerse Every Sense

Map showing the parking lots at the Glacier Discovery Centre.

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Columbia Icefield Adventure and Skywalk guest parking.
Ice Odyssey Tour Parking.
Bus and accessible guest parking.
Glacier View Lodge parking.

Save up to 40% with a Pursuit Pass

Make more memories in the Canadian Rockies this year with a Pursuit Pass. Save big by booking iconic Banff, Jasper and Golden attractions together, including lake cruises, glacier adventures and sky-high suspension bridges.

Find your perfect pass and start planning today.

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Regardless of when you visit, you can travel with confidence knowing your safety is our priority.

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  • Rigorous staff training Rigorous staff training
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