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Address: Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff

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we enjoyed walking up to the borderline of this massive glacier. We didn't do the bus ride out onto the actual glacier. It was expensive for what was offered. If you take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There isn't much to see unless you do the bus tour that actually goes onto the glacier but even then its not anything that amazing. If you have never seen a glacier before then it will be awesome. I don't like how far away you are restricted from going to the ice itself but that's what happens when things get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

we enjoyed walking up to the borderline of this massive glacier. We didn't do the bus ride out onto the actual glacier. It was expensive for what was offered. If you take the walking track from the car park you can get fairly close (some steep moments) and read the markers along the way that show you how much the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited in summer.We had taken advance tickets and hence the whole process was very smooth. The glacier walk and the ride in the vehicles is something to remember. Please remember to take a empty bottle to collect the Glacier water. The guides are very knowledgeable.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well organized tour in enclosed specially designed Ice field cruisers. After a short trip, you get out and you walk on ice. Yes, it's slippery, but it helps you appreciate the power of glacier. Also it shows you how they are retreating.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were blessed to be able to go and see a part of one of the most beautiful natural wonders left. This place really puts things in to perspective. If your anywhere near Jasper or Glacier National Park you must take the time to go. Make sure you go out on the big buses.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

another great Canadian experience. its a touch expensive to get the bus up to the glacier but its worth it. the ice and amazing temperature drops as breathtaking and the taste of the fresh water is unqiue. The views from the glacier are great up to its source and the side glaciers, back to the road and the many car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Have driven the icefields parkway quite a few times, both in summer and winter. If you ever get the pleasure of driving this deserted stretch of highway in the winter, you'll realize why it's called the "icefields parkway". Road is pretty much a skating rink between nov-march. On one particular snowy winter drive through the night from Jasper to Lake... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We made a planned stop here whilst driving from Banff to Jasper, After buying the Ultimate explorer ticket from Brewsters in Banff, which gave us access to this and 3 other attractions, including the Glacier Skywalk. This ticket is more cost effective than paying for each attraction separately. It is recommended you queue up as soon as you arrive at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Its a natural beauty.. The fact that its a glacier and receding makes it a place to visit. What brewster charges for it for what it provides doesn't make any sense. Its not like they maintain the glacier.. its just a 1/2 km bus ride to the glacier with a guide cum driver that they provide you could park near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We rode the ice explorer vehicle with the five foot high tires onto the glacier. It was a great experience. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed getting out and walking on the glacier. It is amazing that the glacier loses ten feet of depth and fifteen feet of length yearly. We were glad to be able to... More 

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