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Ice Walk

Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 800-565-7547
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Best way to experience a glacier

This is an incredible way to experience one of the most pressing issues around climate change... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura G
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Des Moines, Iowa
Spectacular - do this not the bus!

We did the 6 hour ice walk deluxe tour and were so glad we did. Our guide, Jess, was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rosief18
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England
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Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 800-565-7547

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Reviewed yesterday

This is an incredible way to experience one of the most pressing issues around climate change today. Along the hike, you'll see markers of just how far the Athabasca Glacier has receded. Graham, our guide, expertly walked us across the glacier with crampons, showing us...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the 6 hour ice walk deluxe tour and were so glad we did. Our guide, Jess, was fantastic, great fun and very knowledgeable. The day would be incredible just to see the glacier but she really made it for us with her knowledge...More

Thank Rosief18
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our 2nd glacier walk (the 1st was in Alaska). We took the Icewalk Deluxe tour which took about 5-6 hours. The meeting point is at the base of the Athabasca Glacier, where the guides meet the customers and have them sign a total...More

Thank wisniak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing! We hate tourist traps so we didn't take the bus or the skyline view bridge. Plus, It's a glacier that is melting 7 meters/year... Ecologicaly a bus is a bad idea. We went for a walk with a guide for 3 hours since you're...More

Thank nathalielouis87
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the full day trip up to the first icefall. I had very nearly booked the bus onto the glacier but found this at the last minute. If I had been in the bus and seen a group doing what we were doing, I...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW !!!! There is no other words to describe our day! What a fun adventure it was! I cannot imagine any other way to see the Glacier! We had the deluxe 6 hrs Ice walk, and we are very glad we did. This allowed us...More

Thank belmat87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was about to book the Brewster bus tour do experience the glacier but something about taking a huge bus on a vulnerable piece of nature didn't sit with me all that well. Then we found out about the these guided walks and went for this...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Icewalks is a fantastic company operating an excellent 'grass-roots' tour. The guides are all hilarious and so knowledgeable about the Athabasca glacier as well as the surrounding area - I learnt so much! The views are also incredible, something you can only see by getting...More

Thank Briana W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our guided walk on the glacier. There were 14 people in our group. The provided crampons allowed us to walk normally; no one slipped. We learned about glaciers while viewing beautiful formations. We met at the toe of the glacier located at...More

Thank LIANNE M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being in Canada for two weeks, the ice walk up Athabasca glacier was definitely one of the highlights. We are so glad we did the walk and not the bus tour. Our guide, Jess, was incredibly knowledgeable about the glacier (and glaciers in general). Our...More

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Margaret C
4 September 2017|
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Response from shutterbug1976 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't purchase tickets for the tour. I stopped and hiked in the area with my son. I would've stayed longer but I wasn't dressed appropriately. You'll need to layer, knit cap, and a coat to stay warm. It was misting and... More
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David R
10 August 2017|
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Response from M H | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Jasper for the 10am, 3.5 hour Ice Cube walk. They did start on time. Besides the short walk from the parking lot, you are on the glacier the whole time. Not sure how you would work it in with the snow coach.
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bardrichard
13 July 2017|
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Response from RPGinDC | Reviewed this property |
I agree, we loved it. In terms of parking, the parking lot was empty when we arrived for the morning walk but was full when we returned. I suspect that spots will open up as most people do not spend much time in that parking... More
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