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“Ice Fields” 5 of 5 stars
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Columbia Ice Field
Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Best Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier...
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Jasper
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Ione, Washington
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“Ice Fields”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

It Was So Pretty With Everything Covered In White, Except The Occasional Blue Glacial Ice On Some Of The Mtns...They Were Clearly Marked, So You Wouldn't Miss Them.

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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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Victoria
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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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