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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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Absolutely Amazing Athabasca Glacier Walk

We had a fantastic time walking on the Athabasca glacier. Our guide Mike was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. We learned a lot of information about the Columbian Icefields... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time walking on the Athabasca glacier. Our guide Mike was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. We learned a lot of information about the Columbian Icefields and glaciers. We were given all of the gear we needed (rain jackets, hats, gloves, rain pants, crampons). It was surreal being on the glacier seeing all of the beauty it has... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I chose the long walk and it was amazing. You see rivers, falls and caves. I learned a lot thanks to Mike, a wonderful guide who really enjoys showing people the glacier. He explained to us a lot of things and always answered our questions. There was another group with other guide but they finished one hour earlier, Mike didn't... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the three hour glacier walk with our group, 4 adults, 3 children ages 17, 13 and 9. It was a once in a lifetime experience and was so worth every penny. I was debating between this or the bus trip and was soooo glad that we did this. Up close and personal with the glacier, jumping streams, seeing... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 16 year old son and I went on this 5 hour walk in July, 2016. Sabbina was our guide and was totally awesome! She gave us all sorts of interesting and fun information about the glacier. We were lucky that the rain held off as it had rained every day up to this point while we were in Alberta.... More 

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Waukesha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Ice Walk on the Athabasca Glacier and it was great. We learned a lot about glaciers and got to see it up close. Ice Walks provides crampons and warm weather gear. Mike, our guide, was great. You meet your guide in the parking lot at the glacier across the road from the Ice Discovery Centre. This was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide and her dog, Snow Patch, led us up from the base of the glacier to about halfway up the glacier, taking us over and across little streams carved into the glacier and all the way up to the edge of a few crevasses, on the Ice Cubed walk. Not for the faint of heart or the out of... More 

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Green Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for the guided walk on the Glacier NOT the bus tour. Booked the 3 hour tour and as others have said if you want to see a Glacier and more of it book the 5 hour tour you will get closer to the top. The 3 hour tour was well worth it. Tour talked about how the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't do this ever again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. Such a money grab, and just packed with tourists. Not to mention as you're driving two massive buses onto the ice field, you're being told that global warming is contributing to the ice melting... obviously, but it makes you think then why are we driving this truck... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked my 20 year old daughter for the afternoon ice walk and she had an amazing time. The guide was friendly and professional and it was very informative. So glad I didn't part with money for a bus ride with a bunch of noisy people. This was an experience of a lifetime and well worth the money.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had done a glacier walk in Valdez, Alaska and had so much fun that we wanted to do another one - glad we did, Ice Walks didn't disappoint! We did the Icewalk Delxue, and loved it. The booking was straightforward, the guide was fantastic, and the experience was amazing. The glacier is fairly "flat" so it's... More 

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