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Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
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Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

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Join a small-group tour and hike down into the gorges of Maligne Canyon. This hike takes you past unusual geological formations, behind frozen waterfalls, and into caves made of ice. Explore the deepest canyon in the Canadian Rocky Mountains with a guide who helps you discover the area and provides lots of fascinating facts about Jasper and its history.
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Ages 6-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Arrange hotel pickup or meet at the downtown tour office
  • Warm winter boots and ice cleats are provided for your comfort
  • Witness Maligne Canyon frozen in icy beauty on an active tour
  • Learn about the geology, ecology, and history of Jasper National Park

  • You will be supplied all the equipment you need to enjoy the canyon. Including boots and icers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Maligne Canyon
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Arrange to be picked up from your hotel or meet your guide at the downtown tour offices for the ride to Maligne Canyon, the deepest accessible gorge in the Canadian Rockies. Dress warmly for the experience, which runs in the morning or in the afternoon, for your convenience. Winter boots and ice cleats are provided for your trek across the frozen river. Explore ice caves and frozen waterfalls from the valley floor, as your guide tells the story of the gorge, the geology that formed it, and the history of the area. The Maligne Canyon ice walk is an active way to spend a few hours—not all the winter activities in Jasper involve the ski hills! End the tour at your selected drop-off point in town.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: • Please contact SunDog Tours at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm booking and pick-up location.  Should you not have a hotel in Jasper please indicate that you will meet us at our central location The Maligne Canyon Bridge 5 Parking Lot unless you contact SunDog Tours directly to provide alternate Hotel-pick up details in advance.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3872P25

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please add in your shoe sizes
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Maligne Canyon Ice Walk?
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        What is the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk cancellation policy?
        Maligne Canyon Ice Walk cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Maligne Canyon Ice Walk on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Maligne Canyon Ice Walk?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Maligne Canyon Ice Walk on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3872P25

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        Ginnie A
        14 contributions
        Jan 2020
        Dave was our guide on this tour. Our vacation was at the end of January but we lucked up on some perfectly beautiful weather for our hike. Dave was of course very knowledgeable about the area we hiked. He was a very good guide that showed us the best way to hike down on the trail. The sights we saw were breathtaking! I am no spring chicken, 69 years young, so I was worried I would have trouble keeping up. I had no problem. The whole hike was basically down into the Canyon where we were picked up and driven back to our hotel. I was glad to be picked up because going back up the Canyon would have been a tougher hike. Some other tour groups were doing that.
        Written February 9, 2020
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        Mountains=HappyPlace
        Grande Prairie, Canada31 contributions
        Add this to your list of “must do” when at Jasper in the winter. No words can express the splendour of the the canyon in the winter! We did not go on a guided tour, we explored it on our own. Be prepared, I highly recommend wearing ice cleats for snow traction. You can buy them at Costco or Canadian Tire. Dress warm, bring a snack and enjoy the many views. Keep the park beautiful, don’t litter!
        Written July 24, 2022
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        Thompson2014
        Sherwood Park, Canada21 contributions
        Our guide Lutz expertly guided us through the canyon. He always went ahead first to make sure the area was safe and to check the ice. We were picked up at our hotel, provided with boots, cleats and helmets. We had lots of time to take pictures and it was not a rushed tour at all. We even saw some ice climbers while we were there. I would say this is a more advanced hike as you are walking on ice, walking in the water sometimes and crawling under debris on occasion. If you have mobility issues, I wouldn’t recommend this tour. You can do it on your own but make sure you have the proper footwear. I would recommend going in January or February just to ensure you get to walk on the canyon floor.
        Written February 2, 2022
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        TravelVitoYYC
        Calgary, Canada189 contributions
        We were fortunate to be in Jasper right after a cold snap so there was lots of ice but the temperature was hovering around 0° C. Liam, our guide, was amazing. He was friendly, professional and took the best picture of us. The walk was not too challenging but we still had to be very careful. This is a must do in the winter as these views are an impossibility after the thaw. Lunch was delicious (I recommend the chicken) and we appreciated the bus ride back to the starting point after the 2 - 2.5 hr walk. It went quickly as there was so much to look at. Liam also gave great advice regarding other activities in Jasper. Highly recommend.
        Written January 27, 2024
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        loscuatro4
        Calgary, Canada33 contributions
        Jan 2020 • Family
        Wonderful experience for our family of four!. We took a tour, cleats were given to us which helped walking with confidence on the ice. We walked for about 3 hrs however, were not able to get inside the caves as the ice was not hard enough to hold people walking on it. Recommended activity.
        Written January 25, 2020
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        Southtrack
        Canberra, Australia241 contributions
        One of the best activities of our Canada trip, if not the best. The guide leads you down a snowy trail into the gorge, where you make your way upstream, walking mainly on the frozen river. The rock and ice formations are (literally) gorgeous. It is easy to walk on the ice with the provided ‘cleats’ (like mini crampons), and waterproof warm boots are available if you need them. Sometimes you will see ice climbers making their way up the frozen waterfalls.

        We were lucky to have a small group.

        You never know just what your guide will be like on these activities, but ours was absolutely first rate. He worked really well with the group, gave great demonstrations of how to negotiate tricky sections, engendered confidence, and helped everyone work to their own level, providing neither too much nor too little assistance to anyone.
        Written January 23, 2024
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        Jackie D
        Okotoks, Canada1 contribution
        Mar 2023
        We all loved our tour. We saw some wonderful things took many pictures and got to walk on ice, walk in water, go into an ice cave, watch some ice climbers, even go for a bumslide or two. Then near the end we stopped to watch some deer close up. Our guide ‘Jeff’ was very informative, humorous, and kept us all safe.
        Thanks so much for the memories.
        Jackie
        Written March 27, 2023
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        Jennifer C
        Crescent Head, Australia11 contributions
        Aug 2023 • Friends
        What a great experience and a smoothly run process. The guide, Ben was informative, knowledgeable and patient with our diverse group of walkers. Ben the bus driver was also great fun and looked after us well. Do yourself a favour and arrange this guided tour.
        Written August 21, 2023
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        TinkToo
        Edmonton, Canada199 contributions
        Mar 2022
        We did this tour on a Saturday afternoon in March, the temp was above zero so there was a lot of slush on the trails instead of ice. This made walking much easier! You are given big rubber boats and ice cleats, as well as a helmet, to wear. Our guide Luis was amazing. The hike is easy and mostly downhill, they drive you back up to the top at the end. The view from the bottom of the canyon is quite amazing. Especially if you are familiar with this canyon during the summer when the water is raging through. Highly recommend this tour! Looking forward to doing it again soon.
        Written March 20, 2022
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        Mike C
        St. Albert, Canada2 contributions
        Jan 2024 • Family
        I would suggest anyone that visits Jasper in the Winter, take the Ice Walk in Maligne Canyon. You get to see the bottom of the canyon that you cannot see in the summer. The views of the ice and the canyon are amazing. The tour guide was very entetaining, edicational, and knowlegeable about the area, so you also get some geology and human history about the area as well.
        Written January 5, 2024
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