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Victoria Glacier Tours and Activities

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Named after Queen Victoria in 1897, Victoria Glacier created the iconic Lake Louise over 10,000 years ago and continues to feed the lake with the glacial waters that gives it its famous emerald hue.

Located in the heart of the hiking capital of Canada, the 3.4-mile Six Glaciers Trail is a great way to get up close to Victoria Glacier and make your way to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House. From the Fairmont Chateau hotel, walk the shoreline trail, where the crowds will thin as you head up to the moraine trail left behind by Lower Victoria Glacier back in the 1850s and out along the high rocky banks of Louise Creek. The hike is quite challenge, taking about seven hours roundtrip, but knowing there’s a cup of hot tea and cake waiting at the tea house helps. Visitors can also take the trail even further past the end of Lake Louise along the Abbot Pass and down onto Mount Victoria itself.

You can also rent kayaks and canoes for a closer peek at Victoria Glacier, which is easily recognizable, nestled in the middle of the Mount Victoria area at the head of Lake Louise. Rock climbers can make their way up the glacier itself, though its deep crevasses and the risk of avalanche mean that it isn’t a climb for beginners.

In summer, popular activities around Lake Louise include horseback riding, rock climbing and taking a peek at the fairytale-like Fairmont Chateau hotel.

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Discover the Lake Agnes Tea House Trail with a Guided Audio Hike

Discover the Lake Agnes Tea House Trail with a Guided Audio Hike

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Listen to a nature guide through your smartphone as you explore the Lake Agnes Tea House Trail. This 7km tour is on a relatively smooth trail to the famous Tea House. You'll be immersed in nature while we tell you about the many animals & plants in the area and some of it's history. Highlights include the Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise, Mirror Lake & more! Don't just see the Lake Agnes Tea House Trail, hear what it has to say! The tour also comes with a fun location game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional nature guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, guide commentary will automatically play! Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.
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What are Victoria Glacier hours of operation?
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Victoria Glacier hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Victoria Glacier tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Victoria Glacier can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Victoria Glacier 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Victoria Glacier costs USD 4.81. Guided Victoria Glacier tours start around USD 4.81 per person.
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What's the best way to experience Victoria Glacier?
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