Your Athabasca Glacier Icewalk Adventure Awaits

OPENING MAY 22, 2021.

Discover the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield on interpretive Icewalks led by experienced guides

Athabasca Glacier Icewalks

Since 1985, Athabasca Glacier Icewalks guides have offered safe and informative hikes at the Columbia Icefield. As an outdoor activity, it’s relatively easy to maintain physical distancing and follow the recommended guidelines.

2021 UPDATE: As the world sorts itself out, and new norms are established, here’s what we are planning for the summer of 2021 in order to maintain our safety record during such unprecedented times. (In 2020, we operated safely through the pandemic, with restrictions and with no reports of COVID transmission.)

– Icewalks every morning (10:00 am; 3 hours; 5 km) and afternoon (1:45 pm; 3 hours; 5 km), until October 10th, 2021.

– Icewalk Deluxe hikes (09:30 am; 5-6 hours; 8-9 km) will be offered from July 1 until September 19.  Please check exact dates when booking. 

An Adventure of a Lifetime

  • Small groups, maximum 12
  • Knowledgeable, informative guides, adhering to COVID-19-safe practices
  • Physical distancing of 2 m at all times
  • Hand sanitizers available, before and after each event
  • You have the ability to cancel at any time, if you feel unwell, and receive a full refund.
  • Contact info collected (your email address), in the unlikely event we need to connect with you about possible COVID-19 transmission


  • Inform us if you feel ill in any way (we will offer you a full refund if you are not well).
  • Respect others’ space; maintain 2 m distancing. (family groups may congregate)
  • Bring your own gloves, hat, rain gear and MASK (for use in the car park only).
  • Follow the instructions of the guide once the Icewalk has begun.
  • Ensure you use hand sanitizer after touching common objects.
  • Contact us if you have symptoms of, or test positive for, COVID-19.

Please feel free to contact us at should you have other questions. We are here to help. And we look forward to sharing the glacier with you this summer!

For 36 years our certified guides have safely introduced visitors to the mysteries of this striking landscape. They are passionate about this place and eager to share with you how glaciers form, their key features and the impact glaciers have on eco-systems near and far. You’ll get a firsthand view of gaping chasms and the tremendous power of moving ice.

Join us late from May through early October for an Icewalk and experience for yourself why the Athabasca Glacier is a “must see” on any visit to the Canadian Rockies. It’s a one and a half hour drive from Jasper or three hours from Banff, making it a perfect day trip along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. No technical skills are required, just an interest in learning about this area and an ability to walk on uneven ground.