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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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Brilliant what we could see, as it was blowing a gale and you needed goggles to see properly. The experience was what we came to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant what we could see, as it was blowing a gale and you needed goggles to see properly. The experience was what we came to see.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very well organised trip. Entertaining driver of the monster ice truck. Weather was not too good and had a complete white out on the way back, all added to the experience though! The actual glacier was very interesting and beginning to melt in places. Lovely blue hue to the glacier and water that had melted.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was one heck of a great experience. It was cold, but not the type of cold that goes through you. Just about all seasons were experienced on this excursion. I'll never forget the Columbia Ice Field for as long as I live. Just superb.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the most unexciting event in my 5 weeks of holiday in Canada. May be I was spoiled by the glacier in New Zealand, all I can say this was very boring. They should also improve on the staff training, they had no idea what they were doing.

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Fort St John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Its so beautiful and its a good hike. Nothing like a warm day with the cool wind off the ice. Lots of help with tours and hikes if you want.

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Calgary, AB
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You have to stop at the centre and take a bus ride up to the Icefield which has been receding so not sure why busses are permitted access and visitors permitted to walk on the icefield. Another bus ride to visit the Skywalk and I think quite a rip off for both.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I didn't have much time here so considering I've hiked on glaciers in the past, a bus trip up to the glacier didn't interest me. Instead I did the skywalk. Some people may consider $30 a bit much but I think it's reasonably priced considering busses run every 15 minutes, self guided interpretive tour is well done once you figure... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The Ice centre can get really busy. But there are decent toilets on the ground floor and there is a cafe (not bad valu) and a restaurant too. Well organised and safe! You are bussed to a station just short of the glacier and then you mount the ice trucks. 5 to 6 steepish steps to board and driver did... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Glacier Snow coach and Skywalk must-do. Parkway trip from Jasper 100km lots of wildlife but too many idiots getting out of their vehicles too close to the animals. Warning the visitor centre was under renovation and restroom was a dump. only two toilet stalls in order.

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Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I was dubious about this excursion but May was dry and sunny in Jasper and our eldest child was visiting so down the parkway we went.After many stops for look-offs we arrived. It is not excessively expensive but not cheap either. I appreciated the guides monologue, the snow mobile and the experience of traveling up to the glacier. Children under-12... More 

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