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Address: Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-565-7547
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Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia...

Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.

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The only way to see Athabasca Glacier

We went on the 3 hour walk and were very pleased we did. Hat, gloves, jacket and spikes to walk on the glacier can all be provided at the start of your walk. As mentioned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
juliemac1012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the 3 hour walk and were very pleased we did. Hat, gloves, jacket and spikes to walk on the glacier can all be provided at the start of your walk. As mentioned elsewhere the guide is very knowledgeable and keen and the walk isn't too difficult. Some minor footwork needed at times to cross over cracks in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really appreciated the afternoon tour of the Athebaska Glacier. Our guide was the company owner who shared his decades of knowledge of this glacier, part of the large Columbia Icefield. The base of the glacier has retreated so far that the first part of the walk was on a moonscape like terrain. Then we put on the supplied crampons and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was recommended to us by a friend - I now recommend it to everyone! We did the 5hr deluxe walk - this only goes on certain days so plan your trip around this. We met at the point just across from the ice - don't forget to dress for all sorts of conditions. The staff then provide cramp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It costs about the same as a trip in the big buses, and you get to see so much more. Worth the cost i think.

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant guides with a wealth of information about the glacier. Well worth taking the Deluxe tour (approx 5-6 hrs on the glacier) Bring appropriate clothing in the form of layers really important as the weather is changeable, the company do provide wet weather gear, crampons and boots should you need it.

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Lancashire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been lucky enough to walk on two other glaciers but this was by far the most interesting and informative trip. The whole trip was really well organised with extra layers and equipment given on arrival (the glacier can be windy so wrap up). Our guide was Sabina who made sure the pace was right for the group, she... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on a walking holiday through Canada and seen some amazing things but the Athabasca Glacier walk is right up there for me in terms of a once in a lifetime experience. We met at the designated point and the staff from Ice Walk issued us with cramp on's for our shoes and water proof over trousers (other... More 

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Thank 77JAP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended a glacier tour, so we naively arrived at the Discovery Centre thinking that the glacier tour they seemed to be advertising via Brewster was the one we wanted. Luckily, after glancing again and again over the offering (via bus) and being warned that we might not even get on to the ice because the walk part... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience for the whole family including 14 year old sons. I had previously climbed on many glaciers but it was nonetheless interesting to hear more about their dynamics and structure. I had been on Athabasca glacier in 1982 and it was shocking to see how far it had shrunk back (several hundred meters). Our guide Emily was considerate, informative... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great experience. We missed helihike in Franz joseph (NZ) due to bad weather. So I cant compare with other glacier hikes.But the hike by itself is great. You get to see so much while walking. I felt really sorry for the guys in the bus who missed this. If you cant make take the bus, but by... More 

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