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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 visited the Icefields as we happened to be passing. Unfortunately the hotel/visitor centre was closed and the road train was not running but we managed to walk as far as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Icefields as we happened to be passing. Unfortunately the hotel/visitor centre was closed and the road train was not running but we managed to walk as far as we could to the glacier in order to take some pictures despite the freezing temperatures. It is an impressive sight and well worth a visit.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The ice fields were actually closed when we visited, but the area is something out of a picture postcard

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived in April to find that it was still closed but we tool a hike up onto the icefields. Well worth the walk but dress appropriately. It can be cold up here and slippy and snowy (obviously) so wear some decent walking shoes.

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Saint-jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We parked just off the Highway and walked all the way up the hill. It's a GOOD hike so if your not physically fit take the bus. There is lots of cool info on the signs all the way up. If your a mineral or rock nut bring a book and spot the raw minerals you see. We had fun.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There is a wonderful trail just south and east of the Icefields that climbs high above the highway for an amazing view of the Columbia Icefields. Give yourself at least 2 hours, moderate climb, bring water !

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stopped on the way to lake louise, however the village area was closed. We parked in the car park for a while and took some photos. Its pretty impressive..

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Fingal Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

It is big, huge, wonderful, you're in its awe as soon as you see it then you get into a bus then a second and a bigger bus, next minute you are standing on this majestic glacier looking back towards the tiny visitors centre down below. It is simply magical, a must do.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is certainly a beautiful drive, but unfortunately nothing was open. We would have liked to tour the ice fields and go out on the sky walk, but it was too early in the season. You need to visit when everything is open.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The ice field is impressive, whether you get on it on a bus, or just walk up to it, and see it up close. It is eye opening, however, seeing all the marks of where the ice field used to be over the years as it has melted away. It's definitely a cool place to stop if you've never seen... More 

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The drive along the icefield parkway is magnificent. The views are staggering. There is a new glass walkway overlooking a steep valley, but it was closed during our visit. The glacier was our final destination and well worth the drive. One note- this is a cold, wintery part of the world so dress accordingly. There is a reason why this... More 

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