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Ice Walk

Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Absolutely amazing

We (a group of five) had Pete as our guide; He guided a small group of 10, including us, on a walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
vixklen
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Toronto, Canada
Loved this Experience!

We were emailed perfect instructions for where to be and when at 9:40am for a 10:00am start. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen S
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Freehold, New Jersey
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Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour walk” (19 reviews)
“hour tour” (13 reviews)
“hiking boots” (21 reviews)
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Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We (a group of five) had Pete as our guide; He guided a small group of 10, including us, on a walk up along the Athabasca Glacier. We started the hike after the company suited us up in some serious winter-hiking gear (it's free of...More

Thank vixklen
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were emailed perfect instructions for where to be and when at 9:40am for a 10:00am start. We brought our own gloves, hats, coats and warm socks and recommend doing that if you can. They do provide hats, gloves, boots and crampons but it's always...More

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the 3 hour ice walk with Jess and it was an amazing experience. Jess was one of the best guides I’ve experienced on any type of tour I’ve done. She made you feel safe, was informative and did a great job guiding a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great diversion. The ice explorer vehicles were pretty impressive as was the glacier-produced wind on our walk. At first, we thought that our 25 minute limit on the glacier was tight but due to extreme wind and low temperature. Guides were great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This started out as a cold and intimidating adventure, but turned out to be one of our best experiences in the area! The company has plenty of extra gear and our guide, Jess, made sure we were well outfitted before we started. It IS cold...More

1  Thank Denise B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I’d done the 6-hour version instead, couple days later. At the time, the wind was so strong that it looks like Arctic disaster movie. I envied folks sitting pretty in the monster snowcoach. We ran into a Canadian Army search and rescue team....More

Thank GJ46
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Did Sundog Tours of Maligne Canyon this morning with Alicia. She was great, good knowledge of the area and was very safety conscious as we had a group of varying ages and capacities. Alicia new the drier tracks to the canyon so we weren’t puddling...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This was my first glacier experience, and a definite highlight of my week-long adventure in the Canadian Rockies. I had a pretty jam-packed itinerary, so I only did a 3-hour afternoon icewalk, but I'm sure the longer deluxe tour would have been well worth doing...More

1  Thank JaimeMC71
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Arranged this a few months in advance. Did the deluxe Icewalk, a 6 mile round trip hike up the Glacier. We ate lunch (not provided) at the top. This hike was very cool, literally and figuratively. Dress warmly, ie winter gear, you are on a...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We took the Icewalk Deluxe guided tour during a week long Banff/Jasper trip and this was hands down the most unique activity we did while there. Our guide, Corin, was very friendly and made sure that everyone was enjoying their hike up the glacier. I...More

Thank Sarah W
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연주 유
December 17, 2017|
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Response from xbox409 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you could, but I would suggest you to get a tour guide unless you feel confident that you can deal with any kind of problem that might come up during the walk. Walking on ice is dangerous to say the least, you... More
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Margaret C
September 3, 2017|
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Response from shutterbug1976 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't purchase tickets for the tour. I stopped and hiked in the area with my son. I would've stayed longer but I wasn't dressed appropriately. You'll need to layer, knit cap, and a coat to stay warm. It was misting and... More
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David R
August 10, 2017|
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Response from M H | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Jasper for the 10am, 3.5 hour Ice Cube walk. They did start on time. Besides the short walk from the parking lot, you are on the glacier the whole time. Not sure how you would work it in with the snow coach.
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