There are some adventures that are so uniquely Alberta and the Athabasca Glacier Icewalk is one of them. This iconic walk is super cheap right now and with everything going on, there won't be any tourists. That means you can have the trail all to yourself. And your tour guide, of course.
If you’re looking for a new adventure then we have just the thing for you.
Located in Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful walks you will ever experience.
The Athabasca Glacier Icewalks is a staple in Alberta and people often travel from far and wide to take in the sights.
But since COVID-19 is preventing tourists from coming into the province on vacation, you can have this walk pretty much all to yourself.
Residents of the province are more than welcome to start exploring their own massive backyard so you don’t have to put your local summer adventure plans on hold.
For 35 years the guided icewalk tours have been offering a safe way to view one of Alberta’s natural wonders.
Right now, the tours are incredibly cheap. According to their Facebook page, you can get a half-priced tour until June 15, 2020.
All you need to do is pick the date you want to go and enter the promo code "loc2050a" and your 50% off will instantly be entered.
That means the entire adventure will only cost you $60.38.
The deal expires Wednesday, July 15. Tours will be beginning Wednesday, June 17.
According to the tour guides' website, there are icewalks every morning and afternoon. The morning hike starts at 10 a.m. while the afternoon tours begin at 1:45 p.m.
All tours will be five kilometres in length and will take about three hours.
There are also icewalk deluxe tours available that run at 9:30 a.m. and go for five to six hours. These will be a bit tougher as you are expected to walk eight to nine kilometres.
Physical distancing and health and safety measures will be put in place including available hand sanitizer.
The icewalk is breathtaking and honestly, some of the pictures don’t even look real.
It's something you need to see to believe.
Remember this is a guided tour and your guides know best. Listening to them will ensure the safety of yourself and the group.
Typically these tours are packed full of tourists but this promo code is for locals due to travel restrictions from outside province visitors. The guides will be asking for proof or residency when you book. This means it's the perfect time to explore your own backyard.
Now that national parks are open, you have no excuse not to visit.
Athabasca Glacier Icewalk
When: Starting Wednesday, June 17
Address: Jasper National Park, AB
Why You Need To Go: You get these iconic views for more affordable than usual and you won't have to worry about huge crowds. Need we say more?