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Address: Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-565-7547
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Description: Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia...
Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
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And You Can Drink the Water

We took the first tour of the day as were staying in the Glacier View Inn. Definitely the best time of day! We had the retro ice bus and the driver/guide was excellent. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Mojitomoment
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We took the first tour of the day as were staying in the Glacier View Inn. Definitely the best time of day! We had the retro ice bus and the driver/guide was excellent. If only I had visited this place before my O Level Geography Exam.

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Sonoma, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We awoke to a unexpected snow storm the morning of our hike and upon approval were given the option to refund our money if we chose not to go. But so glad we heeded their encouragement and did the walk in snow. Got outfitted in layers of clothing, gloves and crap ons and away we went. Ian was a great... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our day started off badly. After leaving Jasper in PLENTY of time to be early for our tour, we sat at a road closure due to construction for over an hour. We had no hopes of making the tour. OUR DAY TURNED AROUND QUICKLY when we arrived at the meeting point and Sabina ran up to the car window to... More 

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Chicago
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wow!!! What a great experience!! We booked the ice cubed 3hr glacier trek in the first week of Sept and were lucky enough to have hit the snow storm & -6 C temps!!! We almost cancelled, but thank goodness we didn't. As you can see from our pictures, the visibility was low, but we still had a great time!! They... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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JasperIceman, Owner at Ice Walk, responded to this review

Wow, Elevenpurpe, That's pretty bad isn't it! Unfortunately, coming across your review tonight was the very first that I had heard of your situation. But let me first say that we will certainly get you your choice of a refund or a walk some other time. (Why don't we say both the above... And it will be on us. I... More 

Cartagena, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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