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Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre

Hwy 93 | 60 kms south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-852-6288
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The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is a destination in itself. The newly-renovated facility features the world-famous Glacier Adventure, Glacier View Inn, restaurants, shopping and the Glacier Gallery interpretive exhibit. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre also offers ample parking and is the departure point for free shuttles that take visitors to and from the new Glacier Skywalk.
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  • Average22%
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Hwy 93 | 60 kms south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I feel very blessed to live around 4 hours driving from the Columbia Icefields. Everytime I get closer and closer to the ice. Now, if you don't have the health to hike up to the mountain there are buses running up and down as per...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is more of a changing of vehicle place than a visitors centre, everyone stops here to have lunch & use the restrooms. One restaurant seemed to cater for Asian tours so everyone else ends up in the self service mayhem restaurant all trying to...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took advice from friends and didn't spend the $400+ for our family of four to go for a walk on the glacier. Instead we spent the $100 to walk out on the glass-floored skywalk, which was a unique experience. The driver's mike was malfunctioning...More

Thank Ratio F
Reviewed 1 week ago

You walk in having parked up in bus bays which is confusing in itself, to then have to walk around the building to get in? The queues are not sign posted and nobody seems to know what is going on. You cannot book any excursions...More

Thank PopcornMonkeyReviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped and did the skywalk, didn't bother with the glacier, as this was the end of our trip, maybe we were "glaciered out" but there was something about looking across at the glacier and seeing all the cars driving up to it and then...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to book our tickets for the Icefield Adventure and was serviced by an awesome French lady :) I have forgotten her name! But she was great. We did go into the self-service restaurant in the search of water, but all they had...More

Thank Annalee D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All budget travelers, pack your food and coffee for your glacier adventure! Food at the Discovery Centre is super expensive. Coffee/hot chocolate cost $3 (Can dollar) or so.

1  Thank FFei85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what an experience to visit the icefields. The icefields are amazing but the true star of our visit was our driver Maddy a true country girl from Australia. This girl was entertainment plus. From her accent, comedy and singing a true highlight. Don't miss...More

Thank HNT40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brewsters seems to "own" the Rockies south of Jasper. So they don't really care whether customers are satisfied because they are the only way to get to the icefields. They are woefully understaffed and overwhelmed. We had booked a tour of the Icefields and the...More

2  Thank Juliann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Discovery Centre is a very nice stop on the way to Jasper or towards Banff. Cafes are there along with ticket booths for glacier adventures.

Thank Anirban B
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vroholt
Hi, we have planned a trip to Calgary and staying in a vacation home, we have a car rental for the week. We plan to go Banff, Lake Lousie and up to Columbia Icefield and visit some of the sites along the Icefields Parkway (highway 93). We will have to return the same day back to Calgary. We know it will be a long day. We will leave early 6:00 AM. Do you think it would be better to drive straight to Columbia ice field and then enjoy the sites on the way back, or stop at some of the sites on the way and just get to Icefield when we get there before closing time. What do you think estimated day will be and being able to enjoy what there is to stop and see along the way. I know there will be plenty of traffic. If we didn't have a home rented we could drive one day and stay and come back the next. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
31 May 2017|
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Response from lexter266 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's difficult to say since I don't live in Canada. However, here're my points. 1. If you stop at places on the way and end up at Columbia Ice Field, it might be better. Lake Louise needs to be viewed during the day... More
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MandLTravellers
8 September 2016|
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Response from SkywalkAntoine | Property representative |
Hello MandLTravellers, Thank you very much for your question. The Glacier Adventure now includes both the Ice explorer tour and the Glacier Skywalk. We recommend taking 2 hrs to 2 hrs and a half to do the tours. If you... More
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Jody A
10 August 2016|
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Response from Robert T | Reviewed this property |
Do either, depending on the line-up at the registration centre, which could be huge. If you go to Jasper first get your tickets there, in advance, for your next day at the IceFields. The Tourist Info Centre in Jasper will... More
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