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Address: Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 17808527034
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So this sells out pretty quickly in summer, we weren't able to go on our way there, but purchased a slot for the way back, good as we were thus able to avoid much of the hell that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We originally planned to take the commercial bus tour that drives right onto the glacier, but when we arrived (about noon), we were told the earliest we could get on was 3.5 hours. We decided to pass, and instead chose to do the hike up the hill which takes you very close to the glacier, but not onto the glacier.... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So this sells out pretty quickly in summer, we weren't able to go on our way there, but purchased a slot for the way back, good as we were thus able to avoid much of the hell that is the Icefields centre. It's a fun trip - good to travel in their special vehicles and the guides seemed genuinely passionate... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Avoid the crowds and get there ealrly. We arrived about 9.30am. By 11.30 am the place was crawling with people. It was great to enjoy the glacier with only a few people. Very well organised.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Going to the icefields in the Ice Explorer was fun. On the day that we went, we experienced both summer-like weather and then snow and cold, all in the space of 3 hours. It was pretty exciting.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were so lucky to see this on a day it snowed! When it rains in the plains, i.e. even just across at the icefield centre, don't be disheartened, it probably means you will get snow on the icefield

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The good, you can get up close to a glacier. It is easily accessible. The bad, the building to buy tickets is a zoo. They are really not set up well to deal with the crowds. Its a madhouse. Do get your tickets on line so you dont have to wait in the extremely long lines.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Totally touristy but still a fun little excursion. The cafeteria food with some good Asian-inspired dishes was a pleasant surprise.

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Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm glad I went on the tour up to the glacier because how many opportunities do you have to actually stand on a glacier without being a mountain climber? The down side is that the glacier was very crowded and the snow was dirty where the buses drive and people walk. I am glad that they keep the safe area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This highway should be one of the worlds best drives. Around every corner is another amazing vista. So many awe moments.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Make sure you visit the columbia ice field before it gets any smaller. Every time we visit this attraction the ice has receded more and more, it will be sad to see it disappear entirely one day, but such is the life of a glacier. It's a lot of fun to walk up on top and the giant buses are... More 

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Address: Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 17808527034
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Jasper National Park  >  Jasper

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