Banff National Park Ice Walks

Enjoy the Beauty of the Canadian Rockies in Winter with a Guided Ice Walk

Experience the winter wonderland of Banff National Park with an ice walk.If you’ve read through these pages on winter activities in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, you’ve seen a lot about extreme outdoor sports – ice climbing, heli-skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, and the like. But if you don’t want to go big, that’s okay, it certainly doesn’t mean you have to go home.

Sometimes it’s nice to to just walk outside and admire the natural beauty that has blessed this area of Western Canada, home to several national parks, including Banff and Jasper National Park to the north. Even in winter, the frozen, snow-covered alpine peaks and valleys are beautiful and, if anything, the air is even fresher.

Banff Travel
So if heli-skiing and ice climbing isn’t for you, how about ice walking? Many of the tour operators in and around Banff, as well as Lake Louise, Canmore and Jasper offer ice walk tours; they will typically supply crampons or ice cleats and hiking poles, as well as some hot chocolate (that’s our favorite part, to be honest).

Ice walks are a great way to see the beauty of the Canadian Rockies in winter up close and personal; it also gives you the chance to see the wildlife of the region. Although the bears hibernate through the winter, and some of the birds fly south (of course), many of our animal denizens remain active year around.

We can recommend Banff Travel; the adventure specialists there can hook you up with a variety of ice walks in and around Banff National Park, including night-time walk to Stewart Canyon Bridge and along the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka. If you’ve ever been near or camped near a frozen lake at night then you know the sound of the ice as it contracts in the cold evening air makes for some unique and even spooky sounds.

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Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms & cabins surrounded by Jasper scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Alberta.

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.


Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Banff ATV Tours & Zipling
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on an ATV Tour. Or have fun Ziplining in Banff, Alberta!

Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

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Raft the exciting Sunwapta or the Athabasca River, or try the Fraser River in B.C. Raft Jasper!

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