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Columbia Ice Field

#3 of 49 things to do in Jasper Features Animals
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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“glacier water” (97 reviews)
Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 780-852-7034
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Reviewed yesterday

we did this trip with Discover Banff Tours whom I can highly recommend. The trip was highly organised with a good guide.

Thank hancop
Reviewed yesterday

We went to the glacier but did not book onto the bus tour. parking at the bottom of the glacier it is possible to walk up to a certain extent but that allows decent views without the very expensive tour price - Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The view and the experience were worth doing, although it was a bit crowded when we went at 3 pm. Drink the glacier water, but take from the moving water! We were a bit surprised at how short the visit was on the glacier (20...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

We gazed out over the ice field and watched buses going up and on to the glacier. We were at the visitor centre. The views make excellent photos. We did not take the bus up to the glacier. This is one on hundreds of lovely...More

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful experience to walk out on the Glacier and see the works of God. The ride was terrific, great Explorer.

Thank shelia r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was driving by and decided to check it out. Never being here before we were unaware of how it worked. When we were asking each other where do we get tickets a RUDE lady clearly working there piped up ummm you buy them from someone...More

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were going to do the tourist thing and do the Columbia Ice Field exploration. We drove down from Jasper and went to the Discovery Centre to get our tickets. Surprise! You cant buy just a Glacier Tour you have to buy...More

Thank OntarioPilot
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wow experience! Despite the snow and the limited time at the Ice field to control the human interference with nature, One can enjoy the trip and understand better about the Glaciers over there.

Thank Deebika95
Reviewed 3 days ago

lacierOn a fairly long journey between these two resorts we stopped to do the trip by snowmobile on to the Glacier which was an interesting and spectacular trip taking about 2 hours weth interesting commentary from our driver.

Thank S1228WQdavidm
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we arrived it was windy and cold and we were glad to have warmer jackets with us. This is a difficult place for anyone with mobility issues and I would suggest bypassing this if you are in a wheelchair. We were there on a...More

Thank Dinolady
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Frances L
I have booked tickets online for the Columbia Ice Field tour. I am staying in Jasper shortly before taking the tour and was wondering when to book the tour time I wanted to take.
12 June 2017|
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Response from alwaystravelling74 | Reviewed this property |
hi, the tours are very frequent throughout the day, you just need to be there 10mins before. we travelled onto Jasper after and it was around 90mins away by car but I'd set off early just to make sure. There's a... More
I am traveling from Jasper to Lake Louise by bus and want to stop at the icefields. What is the difference between the Brewster bus tour and the VIATOR tour. Brewster is 8 hours. VIATOR is 4.5 hours.
11 May 2017|
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Response from H4rm0ny | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you drove straight Jasper to Lake Louise it would take about 5 hours. (Google maps says 7 hours 15 minutes but it's only 233 kms) The speed limit varies between 50 and 90 kms the whole way so you do with those... More
Can we tour the Columbia Ice Field if we have our own car and not have to take a tour bus? I know I have to pay for the Skywalk but the bus tours seems pretty expensive since we are a family of 5. We will be driving from Whistler to Kamloops then Jasper and then on to Banff staying one night at each location. Being from Florida any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Casablancaguy69 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot tour the Icefield by auto. Only by bus which you must book way ahead of time. This is primarly booked already by the Japanese. Almost impossible to book. Your next option is to park your vehicle at the base of the... More