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Columbia Ice Field

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Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 780-852-7034
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper
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Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"athabasca glacier"
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"sky walk"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed yesterday

Extremely interesting trip up to the ice fields. The Ice Explorer (the vehicle used to transport to the glacier) is fascinating with six wheel drive, huge tires and ability to navigate 35% grades to and from the glacier. It had snowed 6 inches the day...More

Thank Myron S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole trip through the Columbia Ice Field was amazing - so many glaciers and snow. We were lucky that many of the lakes/rivers were still semi frozen so we saw some really impressive sights. Really enjoyed this part of our trip.

Thank Karen255114
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mother Nature at its best! The guides (we had Canadian Nick for the glacier walk) were great- bright, chirpy, and very knowledgeable. Must wear enclosed shoes, take a coat.

Thank OzsunriseQld
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting Canada in Summer and really want to experience snow this is the place to visit. The ice bus was an experience not to miss and our driver Ben was very informative.

Thank fishnnshopn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the first tour of the day. Would highly recommend it. Plenty of parking fewer people. By the time we finished. It was chaos in the building with tour groups. I would suggest layers and good footwear for traction. Skip the cafe over priced...More

Thank allison d
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the Columbia icefield tour. A good tour if you have mobility issues or if traveling with very young or old people in your group. Nevertheless, a good experience to walk on the glacier but do note that you will be at the same place...More

Thank mel7155
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Reviewed 3 days ago

it was a great tour. highly recommend booking in advance. wear boots so you can comfortably walk on ice. It was surreal walking on a glacier; it was very cold and weather changed from nice and sunny to windy, snowy and cold. the bus ride...More

Thank hazelnut71
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing to be standing on a glacier! beautiful day the end of May, but still cold on the ice. Layers and proper shoes required. Very well organized with the transports (booked ahead) from the visitor center to the glacier. As they are timed trips, they...More

Thank readytogoanytime
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in Banff or Jasper, take the time to drive there, you will be happy you did. Pay for the Columbia Ice Field Adventure package and go to the glass Skywalk.

Thank June Y
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did this in combination with the skywalk (not recommended... hot and super crowded). The glacier tour was very cool but there was a lot of lining up and waiting AND we had prebooked our time through the hotel. Our guide Jess...More

Thank Canamcanuckeh
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Elijah M
10 May 2018|
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Response from andyhum | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we saw hikers whist we were there.
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Elijah M
10 May 2018|
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Response from jaunty5 | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly walk up to the end of the glacier but travelling on the ice - it should be discussed by the National Park Service. (Are you an experienced mountain climber ???)
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Kelly C
18 April 2018|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
You get off of the bus around 6500 feet about sea level. And, at the highest point the farest edge of the skywalk horizontally reaches out from the edge if the cliff about 100-150m above the ground.
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