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“Not great!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Columbia Ice Field

Columbia Ice Field
Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Jasper
Type: Scenic Drives, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Vancouver, BC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Not great!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Not as exciting as we had hoped. Pretty boring attraction. Maybe fun if you had children for the learning experience but this wasn't our thing.

Visited April 2013
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“Breath taking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This area is absolutely beautiful and is a must see if you are in the Jasper-Banff area. The tour onto the glacier are a bit pricey but well worth it!

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Stay off the ice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I write this review with two points of view,
1st it is one of the wonders of the world , a fantastic view of the glacier, if you are going on Hwy 93 you can't miss it.
2nd When I first saw this wonderful glacier as a boy the ice was right at the highway, now it is at least 5 miles back from the road. So my point is that in a few years it will simply not be there. I see no reason to have vehicles making a business of driving buses with four wheel drive up on to the glacier countless times a day. If this trend continues I would suggest you go soon as it won't be there for much longer.
Please go and see it, it's a great experience just STAY OFF THE ICE

Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Here is your chance to be right there in the glacier. You can feel, touch and even breathe the atmosphere. The slow journey up to the top by the Icefield Explorer is exciting and the narrative was very informative.
It was really nice to meet an Aussie girl working as a guide in Columbia Ice Fields!

Visited September 2012
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Gemunden, Germany
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“Once in a lifetime opportunity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you have never been on a real Glacier, here's your chance. There is great place to stop for a bite to eat, and to sign up for a tour of the Glacier. You can't go up there alone by yourself, but the tours are fairly priced, and you will have a great guide and be driven up in a specially made vehicle to traverse snow and ice.

Visited September 2012
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