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Icefield Centre

Hwy 93 | 60 kms south of Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-852-6288
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Ranked #15 of 19 Attractions in Jasper
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is a destination in itself. The newly-renovated facility features the world-famous Glacier Adventure, Glacier View Inn, restaurants, shopping and the Glacier Gallery interpretive exhibit. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre also offers ample parking and is the departure point for free shuttles that take visitors to and from the new Glacier Skywalk.

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105 reviews 105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sounds wonderful but does not live up to hype. Hugely reduced since my first trip. Exensive for what it is.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Well positioned opposite the glacier, with two styles of restaurant available overlooking the glacier. Large car park which I would imagine would be full to overflowing in the peak season. If you have all the information you need from the park brochures/internet and Lonely Planet guides and you don't need to pay a visit to the loo or purchase food... More

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aberdeen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Food good but could of been warmer, very busy place but coped very well.great views to take photos.well organised for taking you to ice field and staff all pleasant

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This summer my boyfriend and I took his two kids for a day trip to the Icefield Centre. It was EXTREMELY over crowded, dirty, and loud. There was almost nothing available in the cafeteria for food and the options that were available were a huge wait (burgers, fries, and such.) The snacks we bought were way over priced and the... More

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VICTORIA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This centre is right across from the Athabasca Glacier and there is a beautiful view of the Glacier and the Rockies from their parking lot. Stay away from the overpriced gift shop where they were selling stuffed bears for $189.00

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wrap up warm for a lifetime experience. A Bucketlist experience. The icefield team enlighten you with knowledge, wit and humour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ok, no doubt their is price involved...but seriously, if one doesn't not go the ice field centre and walk on the glacier, they are missing out. It is the coolest experience, taking photos on the ice and holding up big chunks of ice in the air, it's amazing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visiting the Columbia Icefield is worthwhile; if you have not had previous glacier experiences! It was new for my wife, and she enjoyed it very much; however I am a seasoned climber and have spent months climbing, and camping on many glaciers throughout the world in past years.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place is very crowded and noisy even in the off season. The food is high priced and poor quality, do not eat here.

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St. Albert, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

we were at the Icefields Center to purchase tickets for the Glacier Skywalk. The Center is extremely busy and confusing. To purchase tickets for the Icefields Tour or the Skywalk, you have to line up in the same place, which is very busy and confusing. Then you have to line up again in another place for the Skywalk shuttle bus.... More

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