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Ice Walk

Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 800-565-7547
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Tours
Description: Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We are so glad we skipped the giant buses and took the extra time to hike for a few hours on the Athabasca Glacier with our knowledgeable and friendly guide, Sabina. This is a much better, much less tourist-y and more in depth experience. We were able to see crevasses, millwells, and fill our water bottles with fresh glacier water... More

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Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed the ice walk in the afternoon and had a wonderful time with the small tour group of 9 people and our guide. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and was willing to take us off the beaten path. We took an empty bottle up and filled it with ice water. Delicious.I can't imagine seeing the glacier any... More

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Delray Beach, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I travelled from Florida for the 5-6 hour Ice Walk. My wife loves glaciers. Previously, we walked on the Marguerite Glacier in Alaska and were very excited about the Athabasca Glacier walk. Our group of 12 was an international one, which added to the experience as you see things from many different perspectives. Our guide Peter Lemieux... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Although we had tickets for the bus as part of our tour package we were advised to take an ice walk. There was no option for the day I wanted (booking well in advance) but Peter added the option on the website as soon as I contacted him. He also stated that once booked it would go ahead and wasn't... More

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Milford, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had our reservation time confused, but the Icewalk people kindly accomodated us by adding us to a later, private group. A bit of a hike to get onto the glacier, but once you put on the crampons it is quite an experience! You can't put the size of the glacier into perspective until you are standing in the middle... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our family vacation, very informative and fun with a knowledgeable guide. Definitely a unique experience and well worth the investment of money and time.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The ice walk is the only way to really experience this. Forget taking one of the buses, book a tour with Ice Walk and then you get an excellent guide, all the equipment you need and you really learn a lot as well as experience it first hand. It was a fabulous morning and our guide, Phil, was informative and... More

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Jasper, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An amazing walk on the glacier, recommend the deluxe walk up to the 1st icefall, crevasses and millwells, wonderful guide, and a great view on a clear day. Don't worry if you don't have the right gear they even supple the warm cloths and boots.

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paris
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did the walk on the 28th in the morning : the area was not busy and the guide was great ! We definitely enjoyed this walk.

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Modiin, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family of 6 - 2 adults and kids ranging in age from 7 to 15 had an amazing time this morning. Peter was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging. He was able to keep the both the adults and the kids interested. They provide all the necessary equipment and we felt safe the entire time. Highly, highly... More

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