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Rockies Special 2-Day (Banff National Park and Columbia Icefield)

Explore the frozen expanses of the Columbia Icefield, snap photos of the snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the erosive legacy around Banff and Jasper's national parks.

At the edge of the Columbia Icefield, hop out to explore a small corner of the largest icefield in North America and consider consider an optional tour to the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer.

Continue on to the shores of Bow Lake, where you can snap photos of the Waputik Range's jagged peaks, and check out the icy foot of the Crowfoot Glacier, and then swing by Peyto Lake whose blue-green waters seem to glow due to their high mineral content.

From the quaint mountainside town of Banff, to the must-visit natural attraction Johnston Canyon (if closed, replaced by Lake Minnwanka). Scope out the snow-dusted peaks, misty falls, and dramatic canyons around Banff as you explore this rugged slice of Alberta with an experienced guide.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Gratuities
    • Bilingual English Tour Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and Dinner are not include
    • Personal expense and travel insurance
    • Optional admission package is not include (ex: Snocoach, Skywalk and Maligne Lake Cruise)
    • Entry/Admission - Sulphur Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

  • Day 1: Calgary - Banff National Park - Sulphur Mt - Johnston Canyon - Banff Town

    Stop At: Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    Start your day with rolling by the steep slopes of Sulphur Mountain for the chance to take a Gondola ride to the summit's sweeping viewpoints.
    **Gondola is optional
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    Location of the film "The River of no return" in 1960's.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    Enjoy some leisure time in downtown Banff, consider grabbing lunch or looking for a new piece of gear in a shop catering to outdoor adventurers.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Surprise Corner, Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    Capture panoramic images of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and downtown Banff framed against a backdrop of craggy peaks from the Surprise Corner lookout where most of the famous pictures have been taken
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hoodoos Trail, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada
    Hoodoos are composed sedimentary rock covered by harder rock that is harder to erode. Once softer sediment erodes rock needle, or tower like natural obstacles are left.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    Known for its walking trail throughout the year. The trail to the waterfalls of Johnston Canyon has to be the busiest in the Canadian Rockies. Nearly every day throughout the summer, hundreds of hikers follow its canyon-clinging catwalks and cliff-mounting staircases to the gorge’s Lower and Upper Falls. Throughout the journey, scan the creek and its banks for dippers. Also known as water ouzels, these solitary, slate-grey birds are often seen bouncing up and down on streamside rocks.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Banff Town 3-star hotel

    Day 2: Banff Town - Bow Lake - Columbia Icefield - Peyto Lake - Crowfoot Glacier - Calgary

    Pass By: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    One of Canada's national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 232km (144mi) through the heart of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class journey offers access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping valleys.

    Stop At: Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    It is the headwaters of the Bow River that runs south through the city Calgary and onto the Oldman River ultimately to Hudson Bay.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Highway 93 Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
    At the edge of the Columbia Icefield, hop out to explore a small corner of the largest icefield in North America and consider consider an optional tour to the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer.

    Once in a lifetime experience to visit the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Climb on board an all-terrain Ice Explorer and head on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Walk on, feel and drink from the ancient ice while you learn about glaciers and icefields.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Peyto Lake, Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    It is a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise color. (if closed, replaced by Waterfowl Lakes)
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Crowfoot Glacier, Improvement District No. 9, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
    Named after its shape when was discovered. A must-see stop with the climate change nowadays. The "Third toe" was melted and barely visible.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Hotel Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel, 888 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J3, Canada
    2: Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Calgary Tours

Activity ID: V-220265P8

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