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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 #13 of 19 attractions in Jasper
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is a destination in itself. The newly-renovated facility features the world-famous Glacier Adventure,... more » 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. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The shop is quite nice with some good gifts etc. the cafe was busy and the food average and not cheap but there is no where else so you are a captive audience

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London, Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pretty interesting and great views. A little disappointed that it does not give you a view of the glacier, which is what we had expected

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Chilliwack, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Purchased some post cards at the gift shop. The place was extremely busy. Thankfully there are numerous washrooms. We only went in as this was part of our Brewster tour package. Lunch in the Chinese dining room was only mediocre, and it was very rushed. So rushed that most of us didn't even have time to finish our meals before... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There used to be a miniature museum in the center, It appears to be gone, or at least out of view. The center has a mediocre gift shop, but is mostly as set of bathroom connected by long hallways in which people queue up from one event to another. It is not what it once was and is not what... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the first year for the Glacier Skywalk so along with bookings for Glacier Adventures (bus to the glacier) the Centre was very very busy. It was a bit unclear where we were to go to line up for our activity. We entered the line for the bus to the Skywalk with our prepaid online tickets just to reach... More

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Sussex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Ice Field Parkway road from Jasper to Lake Louise was truly wonderful but this centre en route was very commercialised with a fast food restaurant - we stopped for only a few minutes before driving on - very crowded with coach loads of tourists.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were NOT thrilled with the quality of the food here. And the prices were rather steep. My one son ordered a meal that ended up so spicy that he couldn't even enjoy it. I guess it is a huge tourist grab so they don't have to be good, but boy were we disappointed!

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York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The place was chaotic. Ok it was raining, but even at 10am in the morning there was just a wall of people as we walked through the door. People were wandering around not knowing which queue to get in. The long queue for tickets moved quicker than the one for pre-booked tickets, the service was very slow. Once you are... More

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is definitely a must stop when driving through as the glacier is a stunning sight. You can see it very we'll from the centre but you have to be quite lucky with the weather to get good pictures. We were there during forest fires so the view was very hazy. They have a lot of toilets (girls: no queuing!)... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had very high expectations of this but were disappointed. The queues were ridiculously long and the prices were way over the top for the various attractions. Keep driving.

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