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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“global warming” (63 reviews)
“sky walk” (84 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"
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"global warming"
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"sky walk"
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"climate change"
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"glacier water"
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"snow coach"
in 33 reviews
"unique experience"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"visitor center"
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"bus ride"
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"lake louise"
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"walk around"
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"parking lot"
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"car park"
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"skywalk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a way to see the ice fields. It wasn’t the greatest of days when we visited, was drizzley rain, cold and overcast. Nothing could have prepared me for what was to come. The wind was ferocious when we got up onto the glacier and...More

Thank Jocelyn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was amazing to see! The drive is nice if you are going from Banff or Lake Louise to Jasper you pass by the icefield and is worth checking out. The prices are expensive so just drive and park and walk up and explore the glacier...More

1  Thank ocFoodSafe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family enjoyed the tour of the Columbia Ice Field's. We rarely take tours but given it was the only way to get on the ice fields we went for it. Bit pricey but enjoyable for all ages. Definitely worth doing.

Thank EricC883
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a stop if you've never actually seen a glacier before. You have to be a bit careful about the propaganda regarding global warming, because the Earth has been warming since the last Ice Age, and glaciers are made of ice, so they...More

1  Thank BRADLEY M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was cold, really cold, and the wind chill was extremely cold - but worth every minute. The sheer size of the glacier, the age of the ice, the ride across to the glacier ice field in the huge buses with their gigantic wheels, the...More

1  Thank Rob-ol55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The glacier seems to be getting smaller. We went in summer and there were long (2 hours +) for rides up to the glacier, so book in advance. Unfortunately that means arranging your day driving the ice field parkway around the ice field and I...More

Thank Hughes39golf
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think going to this place was well worth it specially in those big special busses with large wheels and ohh my the ice field which is unfortunately shrinking but amazing glaciers. Must see and we also had a taste of the water. Delicious. Well...More

Thank goutamg787
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really prepares you for the scale and size of this ice wonder. It took me a while to get calibrated and understand what I was actullay looking at, you cannot help but be totally amazed by this natural wonder- not to be missed before...More

Thank Porchetta2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a really incredible experience, but one to leave you sad as well, considering how fast the ice is receding. We parked on the bottom and walked up, be sure to wear good shoes and bring a jacket!

Thank Vanessa-Turista
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The view from the highway was stunning. Imagine the up close view. We drove from Jasper to Lake Louise and saw the Ice Field along the way

Thank Carmen W
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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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sissy48
28 July 2017|
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Response from brigettelcc | Reviewed this property |
I would seriously advise crampons its very icy Warm weather gear too - even in summer x
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