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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 18 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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Calgary, Canada
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176 reviews 176 reviews
6 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is the spot to catch the bus to the Skywalk. The bathrooms were in dis repair and dirty. The overall impression of this place is not up to standard and needs to be upgraded and cleaned

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were misguided into thinking that this was an information centre about the local area but were very much mistaken. It is simply the location for buying, booking tickets for tourists to see/visit the Columbia Glacier and the Glacier viewing point. It is extremely busy and there is a souvenir shop, toilets and two restaurants on site.

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Salvador, BA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have tried to go to the Icefields, but we wait more than a hour just to buy the tickets and we have been informed that we would need to wait more another hour to go. This was probably the worst part of the day. It was so full that we couldn't even seat anywhere.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Considering how much you are likely to be spending if you are there this place is honestly a bit of a dump.

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Eureka, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went to the Icefield Centre before visiting the Columbia Icefield in hopes of learning more about the flora, fauna, geography, geology and history of the area. It didn’t have those things like I’m used to in Visitor Centers” in the U.S. It DID have a lot of ways to spend A LOT of money. We decided NOT to spend... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
53 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We stopped on route to Jasper. The weather was inclement with early snow. The centre was warm and welcoming. We took a tour to the glacier, it was a well organised and slick operation. We had plenty of time on the glacier it was really good. The staff were informative and fun, Becks was our guide and she was great.... More

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Lincolnshire
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The views of the glaciers was amazing, but I was disappointed on how it had been completely dictated by tourists. There was a restaurant, skywalk and bus tours, I'd much prefer to do my own thing

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London U.K.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

No doubt about it this is a fabulous location, a wonderful opportunity to walk onto just a small part of a gigantic glacier. Thoroughly enjoyed and well interpreted by good, entertaining Guides. And brilliant photo opportunities. BUT, be warned, unless you arrive early (first Icebuses leave 1000) you will very likely find the Icefield Centre (building, car parks, amenities) full... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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131 reviews 131 reviews
61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful scenery makes for a wonderful drive down the Icefield Parkway, but the topper was our visit to the Icefield Centre. The highpoint of the day was the Glacier Adventure, during which you are driven to a nearby glacier where you are allowed to walk on the glacier itself. Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Purchased the Glacier Adventure... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

pretty crowded.. terrace is good. has a nice view. decent restaurant.. not really great. should have better crowd control and place to rest

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