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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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Discover the power of nature on the Glacier Adventure – the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Here, you’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome spot!! Tour guide got the tickets and showed us where to line up for the start of our adventure.

Thank Dianne H
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

The staff was wonderful. We had a very funny guide and learned a lot too. We ended up getting stuck on the glacier because of weather but the staff still made it enjoyable.

Thank Agoss87
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I realize that inviting millions of people to come to this area for a chance to walk on a glacier is not the best thing for the environment, but there is something special about being able to actually walk on a glacier. I'm a city...More

3  Thank Westgalady
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

It was time for the much anticipated walk on Athabasca Glacier. We and 54 other people boarded on the Ice Explorer that would carry us out to the glacier. Our driver gave us more information about this area. As we passed small 400 year old...More

4  Thank Kelleygirl2
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Taking a guided tour will give you priority to the main attractions but I did fell a little rushed at every stop. The glacier is retreating at a steady pace and I don't think all the tourist are helping, but it's worth a look. The...More

1  Thank FF_Traveller_123
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

I didn't know what to expect and I could never have imagined the site of the glaciers and ice field - so beautiful with a presence that is fast escaping us. My husband and I visited late October and the winter was already in full...More

Thank MDC0
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing to see and be on the glacier. We did the walk ourselves, completely Free. Park your car and take the walk along to the base of the glacier, from there you can get up onto the glacier and walk up on it, there...More

Thank Janice M
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are from Australia and were visiting Banff on the 12th October 2017. We chose this tour so we could explore the icefields. We had a bus driver and an Australian worker on board (he poured hot chocolate drinks for the tourists...More

5  Thank bon1979
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We visited here as part of our coach tour from Jasper to Banff. Our bus driver Pat and guide Erin took us to the base of the Glacier where we transferred to an Ice Explorer vehicle and then transported up to the part of the...More

3  Thank cossyann
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this tour and booked it in advance. We went in October and it was fairly cold outside and they had recently got some snow which made for beautiful scenery. Unfortunately the whole tour was a lot of waiting for...More

1  Thank A C
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cdrh
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Janice M | Reviewed this property |
No you can park your car either at the visitors centre or at the glacier and walk to it that way.
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LookingForFamilyFun
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Janice M | Reviewed this property |
If you are driving and stopping here there are daily tours available at the visitor centre. It gets very busy so book your tour as soon as you arrive at the centre or pre book online.
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tonilee_13
December 23, 2017|
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Response from Dushyantha P | Reviewed this property |
Have not stayed at any of the places. However from what I saw during our travels and friends pics, Jasper would be my choice.
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