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Address: 100 Gopher Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
Phone Number: 1-877-423-7433
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

Walk the retreating path of the mighty Athabasca Glacier with an...

Walk the retreating path of the mighty Athabasca Glacier with an experienced guide and learn how Mother Nature transforms a landscape that appears desolate and barren into a valley of lush vegetation and wildlife. You will see plants that hold unique adaptations to survive the harsh mountain climate, rocks that tell the ancient story of mountain building, and techniques that will help you survive off the land like the early Explorers and Native Aboriginals.

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On our visit to Columbia Icefields we had purchased a Banff Adventure package, which included admission to the Scenic Walk along with 3 other attractions. This walk was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ

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New Delhi, India
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The newly opened sky walk over the glacier is an additional attraction to visit this magnificent place. Do carry thick woolens even in summer, the view is simply stunning and it's dream come true, a heaven on earth. Sad to know that the glacier is receding every year and receded more than 1.5 km over the last 125 years !.... More 

Thank ellen507
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested in the surrounding areas, glaciers, animals etc you should definitely take a visit here. It is so worth it. It is not just the skywalk which is this great glass floored walkway out over a canyon, they have really thought about how to get people engaged with their surroundings. You get a handheld audio tour as... More 

Thank EpicTravelChangesYou
Banff, Canada
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not know if this its legal or illegal , not to put washrooms for your guess that they are spending $$$40 dllrs , n you are offering a Some kind of scenery Attraction which it's Amazing ,, but COME ON !! A least 2-3 out houses there ,, There are Millions of ppl going there,, There is gonna... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a skywalk over a canyon you can see from the road, little more than a novelty, spend your money elsewhere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The skywalk thing is quite good. I thought i would be bored but i spent an hour here and didn't feel like it's a waste of time nor money. Yes, it is packed with people but there are breaks in between the rush for great picture ops. Definitely make time for this if you are in the area.

Thank Peter C
Scottsdale, AZ
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

On our visit to Columbia Icefields we had purchased a Banff Adventure package, which included admission to the Scenic Walk along with 3 other attractions. This walk was an enjoyable activity. it includes audio tour which explained the origins of the Rocky Mountains, the vegetation zones, and animal wildlife of the region. The highlight of it is walking on the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It's tough when my children and grandsons ran onto the skywalk and it took me almost 20 minutes to get enough courage. That first step is tough!!! But I did it and am so glad I did. What a beautiful view...even below your feet! It's amazing how they even built the skywalk. The skywalk is now part of the Columbia... More 

Thank NoniBaroni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Not for faint of heart or squeamish as you hang over the gorge on a glass walkway suspended from the mountain. But definitely a engineering marvel. Free interpretive guide details the backgroung of this project as well as points out what to look for on the river, the gorge and mountain.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We bought the Brewster Epic pass and decided to visit the skywalk. It was worth the money and time spent. We did not do it last year as there were lots of tourists. Weekdays might be better. We did the ice field first and then the sky walk. From Calgary you can do these two attractions in one day.

Thank AngeloZBeijing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We did the Glacier Skywalk first and the views were great! It was pretty crowded when we were there - would have been nice to have the number of people limited. Since we weren't able to get the full glacier tour, we opted to walk up a half mile trail to the glacier which was still really cool. These are... More 

Thank Tari E

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