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Step onto the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield and imagine what it was like during the last ice age. Located midway along the scenic Icefields Parkway connecting Canada’s Banff and Jasper national parks, the Columbia Icefield gives visitors a chance to experience how the landscape may have looked when glaciers covered the land.

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Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

Athabasca Glacier Half-Day Tour

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Get up close and personal with the Athabasca Glacier on this small-group guided hike across rock, snow, and ice. Walk in the shadow of soaring peaks and discover the hidden wonders of the glacier as your guide shares stories about its history and geology. For those who want to take it to the next level, your guide will look for opportunities to descend below the ice surface.
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  • 4 hours
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$146.39
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$146.39

Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour
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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the wilds of western Alberta on this full-day Banff to Jasper one-way tour. Travel with your guide through the rugged wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks. Take in top regional attractions such as Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise, and the Weeping Wall. At the Columbia Icefield, hike to the Athabasca Glacier or take the Glacier Skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Learn about the region’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre or enjoy a guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Then, finish your journey in Jasper.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.23
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$222.23

Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

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Explore the Canadian wilderness on this 9-hour Lake Louise to Jasper one-way tour. Following a pickup from your Lake Louise accommodation, travel with your guide through the wilds of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Marvel at some of Canada’s most impressive mountainscapes, and discover snow-covered peaks and mighty glaciers. Take in top regional attractions on route such as Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia ice field, trek up to Athabasca Glacier or enjoy panoramic Sunwapta Valley views during the glacier skywalk.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.65
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$219.65

Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield
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Glacier Day Tour: Calgary, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield

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It’s the adventure of a lifetime at the Columbia Icefield. Ancient stories, astounding scenery and a deep sense of wonder are at the heart of this unforgettable experience. You’ll explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier on a giant Ice Explorer, discovering glaciology and stepping right on to the glacier itself.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.36
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Super DEAL! Canadian Rockies visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho, 5-days tour
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Super DEAL! Canadian Rockies visit Banff, Jasper and Yoho, 5-days tour

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Ideal for those with limited time, see all of the best of Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks in just five days. This tour takes you to three parks, Banff, Yoho and Jasper and includes a visit to the Columbia Icefield. Four nights' hotel accommodation is included, with two nights in Banff and one night in Jasper.
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  • 5 days
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$1,007.07
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Rockies 4-Day tour from Calgary, visit Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Parks
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Rockies 4-Day tour from Calgary, visit Banff, Jasper &Yoho National Parks

BEST SELLER! 4-DAYS GUIDED TOUR TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CANADIAN ROCKIES! Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!”
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  • 4 days
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$717.50
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Fairmont Experience in the Rockies Banff, Japer & Yoho 5-Days Tour
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Fairmont Experience in the Rockies Banff, Japer & Yoho 5-Days Tour

Experience three of Alberta's national parks and its most spectacular scenery, with none of the hassle, on this 5-day tour. A driver and guide handles all the navigating straight from the Calgary airport, so you can focus on the views of Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks, plus the glaciers and waterfalls of the Icefields Parkway drive. Hotel bookings are also arranged, including a night at the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs.
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  • 5 days
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$1,253.74
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6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise

6-Day Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, Icefield, Jasper, Lake Louise

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Exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada by Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train together with the prestige guided-tour to Banff, Icefield, Yoho and Jasper! Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake. Your guided-trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!”
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  • 6 days
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$3,330.23
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Summer Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Drumheller & Badland 6-days tour
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Summer Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Drumheller & Badland 6-days tour

Canadian Badland !! This is the home where the dinosaurs roamed. It’s still epic. Get ready to explore some remarkable rock formations and fossil beds. It’s enough to transport you to another time. Definitely take your photo with a towering hoodoo in a prehistoric glacial valley on horseback. Your trip will also included 3 national parks, Banff, Jasper and Yoho.
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  • 6 days
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$1,173.30
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Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Waterton National Parks, and Drumheller 7-Days Tour
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Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Waterton National Parks, and Drumheller 7-Days Tour

Visit 4 National Parks: Banff, Jasper, Yoho & Waterton Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkways, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks. Yoho National Park, “rock walls and waterfalls,” as an expression of wonder and awe, it can roughly be translated as, “Wow!” Waterton National Park: Small, but mighty, Waterton Lakes is the smallest national park in the Rockies, but that just means more awesome per square kilometre. Spectacular Badland and World Well-Known Dinosaurs Museum: Drumheller, Royal Tyrrell Musum
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  • 7 days
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$1,296.64
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$1,296.64
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Rocky Mountains Columbia Icefields, Banff & Yoho National Park 3-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountains Columbia Icefields, Banff & Yoho National Park 3-Day Tour

Best Choice!! Banff National Parks, Yoho National Parks and Columbia Icefield all together~ Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Explorer (Snowcoach)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 3 days
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$454.74
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Banff, Yoho & Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary 4-Days Tour
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Banff, Yoho & Columbia Icefield Tour from Calgary 4-Days Tour

Discover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 4 days
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$717.50
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3-D Tour Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper from Calgary (Airport Transfer)

3-D Tour Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper from Calgary (Airport Transfer)

Best Choice, 3 days escape from the city to Jasper National Parks! Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier. Cruising on Maligne Lake. Experience the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons in Jasper National Parks.
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  • 3 days
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$454.74
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Fairmont Experience Rocky Mountains Jasper & Yoho 4-Days Tour
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Fairmont Experience Rocky Mountains Jasper & Yoho 4-Days Tour

Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park! ☆ Stay at Fairmont Banff Springs and other comfortable hotels in the scenic area throughout your journey in the Rocky Mountains! ☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Parks! ☆ The classic itinerary covers the two world-famous national parks, Jasper and Yoho!
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  • 4 days
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$1,048.89
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VIA Rail - Rocky Mountain 6 Day Banff Jasper Tour from Calgary to Vancouver

VIA Rail - Rocky Mountain 6 Day Banff Jasper Tour from Calgary to Vancouver

☆ Welcome to Calgary! Enjoy the dazzling mountain peaks, lush alpine meadows, blue-green lakes, dense forests, and abundant wild animals. ☆ Explore Banff: Step into the temple of time, open the door to a trip into the past, combining mountain and river scenery with history. ☆ Unforgettable journey: A national treasure-class road trip allowing you to explore the gems along the Icefields Parkway, discover a list of winding peaks, high mountains, and flowing water, accompanied by ancient glaciers. ☆ Hiking: Walk along the beautiful shores of the seasonal Moraine Lake and iconic Lake Louise. Both lakes offer amazing mountainous views. ☆ Don’t want to miss: Ride on the Ice Explorer and set foot on the massive glacier; stroll along the Skywalk and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the clouds. ☆ Relaxing journey: The train journey seems to slow down the rush of time. After arriving in Vancouver, you can explore Richmond and experience the diverse cultures of Vancouver.
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  • 6 days
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$1,251.97
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3-D Rocky Mountains Tour, Banff, Johnston canyon, Columbia Icefield from Calgary

3-D Rocky Mountains Tour, Banff, Johnston canyon, Columbia Icefield from Calgary

Your trip starts from Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy one of the most famous “world-class” parkway, Icefield parkway, to the Columbia Icefield. Join the unique experience [Glacier Adventure (Snowcoach+Skywalk)] onto Athabasca Glacier.
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  • 3 days
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$454.74
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Athabasca River Mile 5
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Athabasca River Mile 5

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Get a little wet and have a lot of fun on the Athabasca River. Travel with your small group to the put in point and raft the Mile 5 section of the glacier-fed river. This section of river is a great introduction to river rafting as it begins with an approximately 10-minute float before the class II rapids start. Experience the gentle thrill of some bumps and splashes on your roughly two-hour excursion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rafting on Athabasca River Mile 5 in Jasper

Rafting on Athabasca River Mile 5 in Jasper

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Experience the excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this guided, 2-hour excursion. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time, then ride along Alberta, Canada's Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. This ‘Mile 5’ trip is the river’s most popular, challenging Grade 2 rapids. The driver/guide will be taking photos along the way which will be available for purchase at the end of the trip. All the necessary rafting equipment plus an Alberta hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.72
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Banff Authentic Culture & Nature 3-Day tour in the Canadian Rockies

Banff Authentic Culture & Nature 3-Day tour in the Canadian Rockies

Authentic culture & nature 3-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Experience greater flexibility exploring Banff town, Cowboy BBQ cookout & Rockies Heli tour ☆ Discover Pyramid Lake, Maligne Lake, and Athabasca Falls on this guided tour from Calgary or Banff. ☆ Explore Columbia Icefield directly at your feet ☆ Professional local tour guide and driver
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  • 3 days
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$643.95
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour
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Banff & The Icefields Parkway | Small Group Active Full Day Adventure Tour

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Radventures presents: The Icefields Parkway Explorer. As Banff's no.1 small-group active adventure provider, we know you want to explore all the famous, must-see spots as well as the secret spots that only us as locals know about. There is so much to see that cramming it all into one day is tough, but we've got it down to a fine art and we guarantee you'll see the best that the Icefields Parkway has to offer. On this active, small group guided tour, your expert local guide will be on hand to provide you with all the amazing local insights you can imagine, and you’ll be able to hit the trails for some short, mellow hikes to explore the best viewpoints and scenic vistas at your own pace without the constraints of a big bus tour schedule. - Escape the big bus crowds and increase your chances of wildlife sightings as we explore the Icefields Parkway’s best locations, plus some secret ones! - Hit the trails to explore Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Mistaya Canyon, Columbia Icefields & more!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.14
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Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper

Class 3 Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure in Jasper

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Jasper’s Sunwapta River is a stretch of grade III rapids, where challenging twists and turns and spectacular scenery come as standard. On this tour, spin along the Icefields Parkway road and admire sweeping views over the famous Rocky Mountains. Tackle the swirling white-water currents with your guide, and watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife living within the Jasper National Park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$93.21
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Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake 2 Day tour (Calgary/Banff pick up)
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Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake 2 Day tour (Calgary/Banff pick up)

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Fascinating 2-day guided tour exploring Banff & Jasper National Parks of Canada! ☆ Completely transparent itinerary, ensuring you a productive and pleasant time during your visit to natural gems in the National Park, offering you a unique travel experience! ☆ The classic itinerary allows you to explore the world-famous National Park - Jasper, as well as the Ancient Glaciers along Icefields Parkway!
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  • 2 days
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$390.39
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Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour

Rocky Explore from Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefield & Jasper 5-Day Tour

Rocky 5-days guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada! ☆ Complimentary :【Basin and Cave Historical Site】admission ☆ Free time in Banff Town:Optional activities at your choices ☆ Visit Basin and Cave Historical Site, Banff’s story starts from there ☆ Classical sightseeing: Banff, lake louise, moraine lake, icefield, jasper, maligne lake , yoho national park, Hiking at Maligne Canyon, Insta Picture at Peyto Lake, and Sunwapta Falls ☆ 4 nights hotel: 1N@Icefield Parkway + 1N@Kanaskies+1N@Jasper+1N@Calgary ☆ Recommended activities: Lake Louise gondola + Snowcoach+ Skywalk+Maligne Cruise ☆ Authentic Activities Option: Ranch BBQ, Icefield Heli Tour
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  • 5 days
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$1,007.07
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