Overview

Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour
The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour is one of Jasper’s most popular and impressive winter adventures. Your Sundog tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon – the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park – where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. You will learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the “disappearing” Medicine Lake.

The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour is a great option for anyone who does not ski or snowboard. Or if you are in for the week, get a full morning in on the slopes and than head into the Canyon for the afternoon.  The Icewalk Tour covers approximately 3.5 kms (2.1 miles) and is mostly downhill. Participants are required to dress appropriately for the weather.  Transportation is included and pick-ups are available from all Jasper accommodations.  Please indicate your shoe size when booking as warm boots and ice cleats will be provided.

Jasper Train Tour – Dunster Station
Enjoy the views of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies as you relax on this comfortable train journey. Via Rail’s Skeena train will transport you along the shores of the mighty Fraser River and into British Columbia’s Robson Valley. Upon arrival in Dunster B.C. (approximately 3 hours after your departure from Jasper), you will be greeted by your guide with a vehicle ready for your return journey to Jasper. On this portion of the tour, you will visit Rearguard Falls, famous for being the easternmost waterfall which the salmon ascend during their journey from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning grounds; and Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 metres (12,970 feet). Each stop offers incredible photo opportunities plus a chance to get some fascinating information from your guide about the rich history, geology, and ecology of the region.

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Jasper Train Tour – McBride Station
Slightly longer than the Dunster Station tour, offered on Thursdays and in the reverse direction!  SunDog Tours offers up another exciting version of our Train Tours.  This train tour variation will have you start off from Jasper in one of our touring vehicles for a guided sightseeing tour and return to Jasper on the Via Skeena Train departing from the McBride Train station.  Similar stops are completed on this slightly longer version of the Dunster tour, with Mount Robson ranking high on the list.  Explore a little further into British Columbia along the Robson Valley with the snow capped Cariboo Mountains on one side, the majestic Rocky Mountains on the other as you make your way to the quaint McBride Train Station.

Highlights

VIA Rail Train

Sit back and relax as you take in the surroundings along the Fraser River with views of Moose Lake and Mount Robson.

The Canyon

The deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park – where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations!

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FAQ

Can we book dome car seating?

Unfortunately, we are unable to book dome car seating with VIA Rail.

How far will we go on the Icewalk Tour?

The Icewalk Tour covers approximately 3.5 kms (2.1 miles) and is mostly downhill.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Yes! the youngest child that can participate in the Icewalk is 6 years old.

Parents with infants in slings or backpacks unfortunately we are unable to accommodate due to the ability to hinge at the waist and move effectively through the canyon.

What kind of terrain is the Icewalk?

While the terrain is primarily downhill, guests should be prepared for uneven terrain, slide on bottom, move up and down stairs. If you can climb a ladder this tour is for you.
If you have any concerns please reach out to our friendly staff

What kind of conditions should I expect?

Please be prepared for the mountain weather. The Weather in Jasper can change quickly and our winter tours run up to -25C (-17F). Wind chill can change the temperature dramatically and you will be outside for the majority of your tour, if you have any doubts please call our office for specialist advice.

Can I bring my pet?

Due to the nature of the Maligne Canyon Icewalk it is unsafe for pets or service animals to patriciate in this tour.

Can I drive myself?

Of course! Please meet us at our Maligne Canyon Icewalk trailer located at Maligne Canyon Bridge 5 carpark.

What equipment does SunDog Provide?

We provide boots, ice cleats, and helmets as core equipment.
Poles and hand warmers are provided on request.

What should I wear?

We provide boots, ice cleats, and helmets. Please be prepared for the mountain weather. It changes quickly and our winter tours run up to -25C (-17F). Wind chill can change the temperature dramatically and you will be outside for the majority of your tour.

To ensure that you enjoy the tour, please wear/bring:

· Snow pants are recommended for this tour and are mandatory if it is below -16C (3F).
· Otherwise, on warmer days, jeans / regular pants over long johns are okay.
· A warm sweater.
· A warm jacket.
· A hat and mitts.
· A neck warmer or scarf.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Bookings cancelled 48 hours in advance will have a zero percent cancellation policy on the SunDog Tours Sightseeing portion.

VIA Rail has implemented as of June 13th 2022  a $25.00 per ticket cancellation fee on all tickets. Should VIA Rail hold this fee at the time of cancellation this will be held when you request a cancellation.

Can I do these tours in one day?

Unfortunately, you need 2 days in order to complete this tour deal.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

To cancel your booking with a full refund please contact us 24 hours prior to departure.

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Icewalk Train Tour Deal!

Experience the Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper’s most outstanding features from the ground up. Also, travel a little further abroad on the “VIA Train” into beautiful British Columbia!
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Activity Level

Moderate
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Season

Winter
Winter
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Duration

3-6 Hours
Ages

Ages

6 and up

Dunster

$184
plus taxes

CHildren

$193
plus taxes
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