Exclusive Lake Louise to Jasper Tour Including Ice Explorer

Operated by Alberta Blue Sky Tours (Canada Rail Vacations)

Tour Description:

The itinerary on our Exclusive Tours may vary from day to day as traveling in a small group allows our tour guides to be flexible and tailor the plans for the day based on the groups’ interests and fitness levels.

This one-way tour from Lake Louise to Jasper takes you through some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in North America. Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and numerous glaciers. The entire day is spent surrounded by the majesty of Canada’s two most famous National Parks, Jasper and Banff. Sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway will include Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, the Columbia Ice fields, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls.

From mid-May through early October, a 2-hour stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre will provide you with the opportunity to board an oversized Ice Explorer bus and travel onto the Athabasca Glacier overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. You may also choose to enjoy the interpretive exhibits at the Columbia Icefield Centre.

From mid-October to early May, the Icefields Parkway sees much less traffic and turns into a beautiful drive of solitude and wonder. You will still stop at many of the roadside stops listed above, however, the Columbia Icefields Centre and Ice Explorer excursion will be closed which will make for a shortened version of this tour allowing you to arrive in destination before sundown.

This tour uses a sprinter van with group sizes of 10 or fewer people.

This tour is approximately 9 hours from mid-May to early October.
This tour is approximately 7 hours from mid-October to early May.

*This tour may experience delays with pick-up and drop-off at Chateau Lake Louise due to ongoing construction. We have tried to account for this additional time, but please be patient if your guide does not arrive right on schedule.

Tour Details:

Tour Name:

Exclusive Lake Louise to Jasper Tour


ABS: Alberta Blue Sky Tours

(a division of Canada Rail Vacations)

Pick up Times:

Please refer to your itinerary


Please be ready and out front of your hotel 5 minutes prior to the pick-up time noted on your itinerary. This tour is operated by Alberta Blue Sky Tours. No voucher is required to be presented to your driver-guide for the tour. If there are any issues connecting with your driver-guide, they will call you.  

If you have any specific questions about this particular tour, please contact Canada Rail Vacations at: 1 888 589 3777.  

*Please do not take advice from other travelers you may meet onboard the train as there are many tour operators offering similar sightseeing tours. Please do not get on board any bus unless the driver states that they work for Alberta Blue Sky Tours or Canada Rail Vacations.

Please bring your luggage with you as you will not be returning to your Lake Louise hotel. Please note that it may be cooler at the top of the Athabasca Glacier due to the elevation change. Packing an extra layer of clothes may make for a more enjoyable experience at the top.