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Columbia Ice Field

Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier...
87%
Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

You can visit this in a specaially adapted bus, but you see and learn far more by walking on the glacier. You have special grips to put on your shoes, and you are perfectly safe if you stay with your guide. The glacier is constantly if imperceptably changing all the time. You only get to see a small part of... More 

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Fortunate to see the ice fields in real where many only can see in pictures. Wonderful natural creation where melted blue and white snow starts the river which travels over 5000 kms to Arctic sea. Skilled drivers of the purpose built bus explained the facts about this natural creation and you can see what is the Global warming is with... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous views, hiking and tours of the Columbia Glacier. Dress warmly and bring your hiking boots. While quite crowded in the summer months, it can be much quieter in the fall through spring, though of course weather can be a factor, especially if trying to get good pictures.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful. Everyone in the family loved it. There is a cost to travel on the bus but it is worth the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Really fun tour with a great guide/driver -- definitely worth the drive to get to the departure point. Dress warmly even in summer, though, as even I was surprised at how cold my feet were standing on that ice. It's beautiful and the guides, who are quite funny, share some interesting facts about the age and formation of the glacier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

definitely worth seeing. amazing views. very cold in november though! Dress warm. Would definitely stop again if I was driving by

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Let's start with the distance from where you park to where the glacier has receded to due to global warming. It's far! Bring your hiking boots/shoes. Also, dress warm. The wind seems to whip through the area and send a chill up your spine. The path is a lot of rocks and what-not so don't expect and groomed trail or... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a really excellent place, with some wonderful activities. If you don't mind walking, you can get onto the glacier yourself, or you can take the paid tours. The only thing is that you need to mortgage your house to eat at the interpretive centre, if you can get anywhere near the food because of the sea of people... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went onto the glacier in big Brewster trucks which was fun. Amazing walking around on the ice. Take an empty bottle to fill with glacial water. Wasn't cold.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A quick stop at the Columbia Ice Fields, another great experience. Cold.. so dress warm & remember to bring your camera.

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