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Address: Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Difficult to imagine the size !!

Columbia icefield ... a glacier for millions of years and covering about 250 square KMs ( as informed by our guide), is just awesome. Just can not believe that suddenly the entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bhopal, India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Columbia icefield ... a glacier for millions of years and covering about 250 square KMs ( as informed by our guide), is just awesome. Just can not believe that suddenly the entire icefield have come to an end and you can see the hard rocks all around..if you are good at your imagination, just think of, before the "global warming"... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The glacier is amazing. My boys enjoyed the steep (over 30%) slope all-terrain bus ride more. We spent 20 minutes on the glacier. It was fun. We also visited Glacier Skywalk. There are transit bus to take you there from Icefield Center. On the skywalk facility, they provide free audio tour and educational booths. They surely kept my boys entertained... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've traveled all over the world and have to admit the experience of walking on a glacier ranks right up there at the top with any past experience. Of course, you can view the glacier from numerous sites and it is still spectacular even though it has shrunk immensely over the last 50 years. Even the bus ride to the... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were travelling from Banff to Jasper and knew of the Icefield, but didn't appreciate how big it was. We stopped off and did the Icefield tour and the Gacier Skywalk, both wee really stunning and definitely worth the visit.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We only saw the Columbia Ice Field from a great distance while driving the Icefield Parkway in Jasper National Park but it was still most impressive. If we had more time we would have liked to have gotten closer.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We hiked up to the yellow tape. It's was a nice hike, and breathtaking in beauty AND effort! There are tours to take you on the ice.

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Columbia Ice field, it is just such an amazing view. I went there with my parents. It was there first time in the rockies. There is a nice campground just across from the Icefield, if you are looking for something a bit more rustic then a hotel room, it is an amazing option. Nice and quiet at night!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were on a road trip through the Rockies and on our leg from Lake Louise to Jasper we stopped to look at the Columbia Ice Field. We drove up to the car park and walked the few hundred yards to the toe of the glacie. Nice to see but if you have seen glaciers in Norway this one was... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You can either take the large wheeled buses up on to the ice field or hike up to near the bottom of the ice field, but it is quite a hike up, though its worth the walk.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience to be on the glacier. Definitely should experience the glacier water and amazing view.

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

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