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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

301 Highway 93, | 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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301 Highway 93, | Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible experience! Our driver was Alec! He Should get a Mountain named after HIM! Great Guy Made the rainy day more fun with knowledge And humor!

Thank Bas J
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Bas J, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and your driver Alec was able to make your experience all the more memorable, even with the rainy weather!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can make all the tour choices on line and save money too before you get there, just print at home and your done. When you arrive you are swiftly directed to where you need to be for the tour chosen but I have to...More

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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi oddbod1808, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Advanced purchase tickers are really the ideal way to go during peak season to beat the crowds! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and our staff were able to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our Icefiel Glacier tour was great! Very friendly Busdrivers and Staff. Our guide to the Glacier, Ben, was great. We had a lot of fund, get a few nice information and had a really wonderful time. Thumbs Up! The bad thing was, that I need...More

Thank Lila L
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lila L, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us on the Athabasca Glacier and our staff were able to make your experience all the more memorable! Based on previous feedback, we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked our combined Glacier Adventure and Skywalk package through Pursuit. The experience was amazing! We went at end of May/early June 2018, so it wasn't busy tourist season yet. We booked one of the first glacier adventure tours of the morning, so luckily it...More

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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi jacki9627, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Glacier Adventure tour with us and your driver/guide was able to make your experience all the more memorable. It is great you were brave enough to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative guide who was the best 13 yr old guide on the glacier- Rachael. To be able to walk on the glacier was awesome.

Thank Neil H
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Neil H, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us! Rest assured, all of our drivers are of legal driving age and extremely qualified!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Frazer and Patrick gave us a ride to remember in the Snow Coach and kept us entertained with anecdotes and facts. The walk on the glacier was an experience to remember and the views were, of course, awesome. Wear your warmest clothes and strong shoes....More

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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Wrekinhavoc, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us on the Athabasca Glacier and our drivers were able to make your experience all the more memorable! We hope you were able to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove all the way from lake Louise. We were the only Ice Explorer up on the glacier after the last one departed. We were served a bento box with hors d'oeuvres and Hot Chocolate. Recommended for Couples since Dinner is included too. This Tour...More

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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi clive1992, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our Evenings On The Ice Experience and your dinner in Altitude! We hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Canada, it would not be completed without exploring to Glacier Ice-field and Skywork. We've get there last mid April. That time was a bit cold and it was not a good time to go there even could not take photo. Lol. Let...More

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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi khinhtwemyintlegal, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Due to our unique location and close proximity to multiple glaciers, our winter season extends well into the spring. We are pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy your tour with us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re staying in Banff, AB, Canada, you have the unique opportunity to do something you can only do in a few places around the world, “walking on a glacier!” The Athebasca Glacier sits just on the border of Banff and Jasper Nat’l Parks right...More

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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gina A, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you had such an amazing experience with us on the Athabasca Glacier and you were able to take advantage of enjoying the refreshing glacier water! The Icefields...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a thrilling experience to walk on Columbia Glacier ice field. Service provided by Brewster was very good. One feels as he has stepped into heaven on earth while spending moments on the Glacier. It’s my life time experience. Highly recommended for any...More

Thank KPLall
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi KPLall, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on the Athabasca Glacier! We hope you visit us again next time you are in the Canadian Rockies!

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Lindz L
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Terry L | Reviewed this property |
Would highly recommend booking in advance, also good discount on 4 different experiences including Banff lake cruise and gondola as well as the glacier and skywalk Terry Lunn
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Gurpreet K
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Janice M | Reviewed this property |
There's a visitor centre to park your car and access the bus that takes you to and onto the glacier, bit pricey i would highly recommend parking your car at the glacier car park across from the centre and walking to the... More
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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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