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Columbia Ice Field

#3 of 50 things to do in Jasper Features Animals
Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 780-852-7034
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper
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Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 780-852-7034
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a "must see & do" if you're in the area. Try and get on an early bus, before 11:00, as it does get quite crowded. Get on the big bus at he Center, 10 minute ride to the snow machines. 20 minute ride,...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed yesterday

One of the most outstanding road trips in my lifetime. So many beautiful things to see. So many stops one can make along the way.

Thank JZelly
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have no intension of purchasing tickets to the ice field tours then don't bother to stop. We made the mistake of parking our RV in the west lot which is gravel, but the purpose built lot (read room to turn around) is north...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was part of our tour. It was very crowded and felt like it too many buses. Ice field seemed dirty from bus exhaust. I'd personally would rather protect the glacier from a distance.

Thank ConstantTraveler28
Reviewed yesterday

What an experience. We actually walked on the glacier. David drove us over and was very informative.. THe skywalk over the river nearby was an experience one should not miss, We had a beautiful clear day.

Thank teresareker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For those in denial of global warming this is a difficult place to visit and maintain that view. In less than 100 years at the present rate of regression there will no longer be a glacier in the Rockies. What remains currently is stunning and...More

Thank FatBoyTravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not do the paid tour, choosing to walk up to the Athabasca glacier ourselves. It was a bit of a hike, you should definitely wear good shoes and bring a sweater or jacket. It was windy and started to rain when we were...More

Thank TLG444
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to the glacier now 4 times in my life. The first time we went on the glacier with a oversized snowmobile that could hold about 15 people and had tracks on it like a tank. Now they have large busses with space...More

Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed 2 days ago

A trip from the visitors center takes you from the hustle a tourist destination to a chance to see nature at its finest. Be careful when walking on the ice. It is slippery and a slush develops. The Ice Explorer vehicle is amazing. Anyone in...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had pre-booked and pre-paid for a trip at 1300 to go to the the ice fields/glacier. When we arrived at 12 we stood in a que to check in for 30 minutes. When it finally was our turn - they rejected us and offered...More

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Frances L
June 11, 2017|
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Response from alwaystravelling74 | Reviewed this property |
hi, the tours are very frequent throughout the day, you just need to be there 10mins before. we travelled onto Jasper after and it was around 90mins away by car but I'd set off early just to make sure. There's a... More
May 10, 2017|
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Response from H4rm0ny | Reviewed this property |
Well, if you drove straight Jasper to Lake Louise it would take about 5 hours. (Google maps says 7 hours 15 minutes but it's only 233 kms) The speed limit varies between 50 and 90 kms the whole way so you do with those... More
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Casablancaguy69 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot tour the Icefield by auto. Only by bus which you must book way ahead of time. This is primarly booked already by the Japanese. Almost impossible to book. Your next option is to park your vehicle at the base of the... More