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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had the ice walk booked for a day in June. We were driving from Edmonton that morning and ran into some car trouble. We got the the glacier about 10 mins late. We did our own view of the glacier and got up there just after the group had gone past where you're allowed to walk on your own.... More

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Cartagena, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This tour was one of the most impressive experiences in our trip to Canadian Rocky Mountains, en last August, 2014. Not only the amazing feeling of walking on wild ice, but also knowing the details of the creation of this interensting geographic formation. And, lucky you if your guide is Sabina... Besides all that, you will have very very fun!!!

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My family took the Ice Cubed 3 hour walk. Our guide Sean did a phenomenal job leading our group of 10 including my wife and our 13 year old daughter. Sean did an excellent job educating us about the glacier and all of its different features. Walking on the ice is a spectacular way to really experience and understand the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Private +/- 3 hour tour was fantastic. Weather could have been better, but nothing we can do about that. If you haven't walked on a glacier, it is worth doing! Learn about the glacier and see it first hand with a guide. Our guide, Peter, was fantastic and we enjoyed having his dog along for the hike too. Wish we... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I did the glacier hike with the extremely knowledgable and awesome guide Sabina. She was very knowledgeable and took extra time with us exploring different parts of the glacier. We had a great small group, and experienced every kind of weather, first it was raining and gusting wind, then bright sunshine, to heavy snow, and back again to bright sunshine.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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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