On this adventure, you board “monster” buses with people-size tires that can handle moving through the ice on the Athabasca Glacier, depositing you atop the glacier where you can stand on ice created by snow that fell 400 years ago. For kids, the bragging rights alone are worth the trip, not to mention the fun of throwing snowballs made of centuries-old flakes. Although the Columbia Icefields cover nearly 200 square miles, the Athabasca Glacier is one of the more easily accessible spots, especially when you access via a Brewster Snowcoach. Tours take place mid-April to mid-October; reservations suggested. The Icefield is located about 75 minutes north of Lake Louise and a one-hour drive south of Jasper National Park.