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Address: Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-565-7547
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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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Surprisingly Thrilling!

I went with my boyfriend on the ice walk in August, and it was amazing. There is nothing more amazing than walking the glacier. You see so much more than if you only take the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jamie A

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my boyfriend on the ice walk in August, and it was amazing. There is nothing more amazing than walking the glacier. You see so much more than if you only take the buses. I only wish we could have done the whole day hike, unfortunately they only offered it on certain days, and we were limited on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Family was somewhat skeptical about hiking up the glacier when we could take the bus like everyone else but thus was great. Scenery and experience was very special. Guide- I can't remember her name, kept us organized and safe (yes there really is danger danger out there so don't go on your own) gave us lots of interesting info and... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It was an easy hike down into the Maligne Canyon, and quite beautiful. Our small tour group-- there were eight of us, plus our guide-- thoroughly enjoyed it and each other's company. We stopped a few times to enjoy the view and learn about the places we were traveling through. No problems, just a good time. At the bottom of... More 

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JasperIceman, Owner at Ice Walk, responded to this review

Hi David, Your review ended up on the site for Icewalks at the Columbia Icefield, but if you are ever interested in walking on even more ice than in Maligne Canyon, and would like crampons that never allow you to slip, why not join us for an Icewalk at the southern end of Jasper National Park sometime during the summer... More 

Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My wife's cousin from Sweden said he wanted to walk on a glacier. We live in Canmore, so we knew just where to go for this! Before the walk began we were given the equipment - boots, crampons and hiking poles. The crampons were easy to put on and off, and worked well on the bare ice. The approach to... More 

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JasperIceman, Owner at Ice Walk, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Thanks for your kind words. We love to meet locals who come on our Icewalks - after all, we often share the same reasons why we enjoy living here. Be sure to come back, before it disappears! (And to think I used to say this in jest...) All the best, Peter More 

Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I went on the Thursday glacier walk which was I believe 3-4 hours and it was AMAZING! The two guides that we had were magnificent and even better - I got to travel with George the glacier dog who is an incredible fluffy mix! I have never had a more amazing time on a tour in my entire life. I... More 

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JasperIceman, Owner at Ice Walk, responded to this review

Hi Dani, And thanks so much for your kind words.They make me realize just why I have been able to continue at this work for so long: It's still fun! And, I think, worthwhile, to be able to connect people from all around the world to such an amazing spot. Be sure to come back - before it disappears completely!... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Superbe amazing fantastic tour. Glacier guide who was very experienced informative and very friendly. We felt completely safe with him at all times. Stunning experience every minute worthwhile

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Alberta. Having been on a few strenuous hikes the previous days, we were fairly tired, and worried that we wouldn't be able to survive the walk. Thankfully, the walk is very much manageable, with plenty of stops to catch your breath and adjust your clothing (it gets warmer as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was a glacial experience not to be missed. The weather was terrible with rain and sleet on our trek but that did not hinder our experience with Ice Walk. Knowledgeable and interesting guides. Don't worry about getting wet -- they've got you covered.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Good walk on the glacier. Quite an active pursuit (we hike). Learned something for sure. Good guide - Sabina. Tried to make sure we had a good day and got good photos. Definitely better than ice truck / bus things - do this if you want to experience the glacier at all. Try to get on tour with peter's lovely... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was amazing - way exceeded expectations and felt like an authentic experience with a very experienced guide. Very well organised - we were given extra clothes to wear and crampons. Very impressed with our guide (Sabine) she had a genuine interest in the glacier, shared lots of interesting information, was funny, relaxed and super experienced. This activity is probably... More 

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