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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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Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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nc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 helpful votes 16 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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