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Columbia Ice Field

Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Drives, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Narooma, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The well organised drill of getting visitors to and from the glacier was amazing as was the experience of walking on the glacier. Safety was obviously high priority and the comical commentary and banter of the staff eased the serious side of the experience but made us aware that there are limitations to where you can wander to. The environment... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took the bus tour to the ice field, it was 50 bucks each person, and the driver was a great guide! We saw glaciers from very close, played with ice, and it was worth every penny! The visitor centre has a great restaurant. I recommend a bus tour to people of all ages, just take your warm clothes if... More

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South Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Did this experience on a Rocky Mountaineer tour so did not have to wait in line. Great trip onto the ice with a lady driver. The 4X4 bus onto the ice was an experience in its self. The driver, I think her name was Mel was full of knowledge about the glacier. Would recommend this trip. They cater for wheel... More

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Sussex
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75 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Second time of doing this, well worth the expense. Takes about 1 and a half hours all told. You travel on a tundra buggy which goes 12mph max and then get to walk on the ice. Bring your woollies - it's freezing.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Stopped on way between Banff and Jasper. We arrived around 11am so the queues were small and we booked our Glacier tour for 12.30. By lunchtime the queues were very long. We had lunch in the cafe. Pre-made sandwiches and rather expensive but you are long way from the nearest town here! We booked the Glacier and Skywalk. You are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The icefield is large and quite full of tourists. A 6-wheel drive bus takes you up an incredibly steep hill (and back down) to the icefield. You can get out and walk on the icefield with all the otehr people on the bus. Some people were catching the meltin gglacier water and drinking it. There is a place to park... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was a nice interesting visit to the Ice fields, the glacier and water are very nice, cool day :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The trip out to Athabasca Glacier was scenic and interesting and our guide was entertaining. It was a thrill to stand on the ice and collect water to drink. Didn't enjoy the sky walk as much and felt it was not worth spending the money on.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We'll organised transfers to ice explorers and good friendly guides. Sky walk was disappointing. Did not live up to expectations

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newyork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

can't go to jasper without experiencing a trip onto a glacier! Amazing sight and worth every penny. The large ice vehicles take you down a 30% decline to enter the ice.....don't sit in front if you're a bit nervous.......and you get to walk on the glacier and get to experience something that few people can

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