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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sky walk” (84 reviews)
“global warming” (63 reviews)
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Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 780-852-7034
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"athabasca glacier"
in 174 reviews
"sky walk"
in 84 reviews
"global warming"
in 63 reviews
"glacier water"
in 121 reviews
"climate change"
in 36 reviews
"snow coach"
in 33 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 88 reviews
"unique experience"
in 81 reviews
"visitor center"
in 61 reviews
"bus ride"
in 33 reviews
"lake louise"
in 95 reviews
"walk around"
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"parking lot"
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"car park"
in 79 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 34 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 58 reviews
"skywalk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting half day out...that's extended to more of a full day by the Discovery Centre being incredibly busy and also insisting you pay to do both activities (Sky Walk and the Ice Fields). Obviously then you'll probably need to stop and have some...More

Thank The_Gastro_Gnome
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Difficult to describe this amazing area in words. There are so many glaciers in the area and we were glad to have driven the Icefields Parkway in both directions to see this area from both perspectives.

Thank Kath B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glaciers! Glaciers! Glaciers! Urge you to stop and take this all in and book the Giant Bus Trip out onto the Glacier too! Well worth the time and money for the tour!

Thank VacationerGP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure we were going to be able to make it here as we were stuck in Jasper for an extra day due to controlled avalanches. But luckily the road was opened and we were able to make it. The hike is very deceiving....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its supposed to be a highlight of our trip. However it kind of overated. But taking the bus with big wheels is an experienced. The view just ok. The ground is slippery but to drink water from the stream running down the icefield is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeah... If you come to the Rockies, then you absolutely have to visit here. You can see the spectacular scenery for free from the Icefields Centre while you grab lunch in the cafeteria or restaurant. Or, take the ride out onto the glacier and walk...More

Thank BMphotoTours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went onto the ice field and drank the 10,000 year old water and it is just amazing to hear that we are standing on 300 metres of ice. The vehicles are also fun to travel in onto the ice

Thank nwickham2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to walk as close as we could to the glacier. It didn't look that far from the parking lot but it was deceiving. It felt like we were walking on a different planet. LOTS of deep snow and ice so the walk was...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We drove up onto the ice field and walked from there. It was well worth the drive, we went in March and it was COLD so bundle up.

Thank Tracey O
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Have driven a number of times from Banff to Jasper and back. The road is quite a scenery. Have been in many mountains, but driving through the Canadian Rockies is an experience. In wintertime, the road can be icy and with lots of snow. We...More

Thank RobxxxL
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Kelly C
18 April 2018|
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Response from brendakO3734HO | Reviewed this property |
The Skywalk elevation is about 280 meters or 920ft.
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lauralS704ZU
7 October 2017|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
You can pay to take a 3 hr. guided walk onto the glacier where they supply all needed supplies. It costs about $120/person. If you don't go w/ this group or the more expensive tour with the big tire buses you cannot go onto... More
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beachbabySurrey_BC
31 August 2017|
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Response from Nelli S | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can access ice fields on your own, only by a tour bus or guided walking tour. There is no public access. You can see it from the road for free.
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