Columbia Ice Field

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Columbia Ice Field
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Jean-François Tessier
Montreal, Canada564 contributions
Would have given 6 stars if i could
Oct 2020
So magnificent!!!
Unfortunately, the tour were cancel at time due to a deadly accident in the summer.
You can still walk from the parking spot to the toe of the glacier (approx 15 min) - it can get really windy and there's no tree to protect from the sun. So that short walk is not that fun.

There's really good interpretation of the formation (and degradation of course) of the glacier! It gives you a sense of danger about rising temperature on earth..... It's like if you can see the destruction of nature right in front of you with your own eyes.... Poetic and deadly.

But it's an immersive experience. Just looking at that big icy wall, hearing the moving ice.
Written February 16, 2021
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Mama60
Nova Scotia32 contributions
Massive
Oct 2020
First time to see the Ice Field they are huge, such an awesome site to see. We didn't go out on the fields it was raining. But beautiful in a raw way.
Written October 26, 2020
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Lorraine V
Canada119 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020
It was cold that day & also snowed. I didn't walk up to the glacier but my friends did & they like it.
Written October 23, 2020
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CWT
293 contributions
Scenic drive
Oct 2020
We drove the parkway from Banff to Jasper. The scenery is beautiful. We stopped at the Columbia IceFields Center (gallery is closed) and hiked the Toe of the Glacier trail across the road. It was windy on the trail and I was happy to have a warm coat. They have signs that show how far the ice extended in past years. A bit depressing to see how much it has receded. Definitely a must-do!

We also stopped at Mistaya Canyon and Athabasca Falls both of which were scenic too.
Written October 19, 2020
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Stevomars
Calgary, Canada541 contributions
Do the Hike
Oct 2020
If you have an hour doing the hike to the foot of the glacier is definitely amazing. Several informative signs along the way to give you a sense of how the glacier has retreated.

We has sunshine and as we walked the sun warmed our backs even the the wind whipped at our face.

Wanted to take a drink of the water tumbling out of the glacier but could not find a good place to get on my belly.

Such incredible scenery - don’t miss it.
Written October 18, 2020
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Emma D
5 contributions
Icefields visit
Oct 2020 • Solo
I've been up on the ice bus. The glacier is amazing. Eve. If you just stop and walk the path up to the edge of it, it is worth it. You don't need to pay the money to e joy it and get some amazing pictures. I have driven past many times and always stop for photos. It keeps shrinking every year so the sooner you go the better!
Written October 17, 2020
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Trish L
Calgary, Canada115 contributions
Beautiful and disappearing.
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is an amazing place. The winds coming off the glacier are chilling but wondrous when you look at the power of nature. Gorgeous views, nice little hike up. We even took a drink from the water from the nearby stream, cold and fresh. Go for a walk, take a bunch of photos. Enjoy.
Written October 12, 2020
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creos2020
Red Deer8 contributions
Jasper Skywalk
Sep 2020
Booked our tickets online and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and views from the cantilevered glass and steel structure. The handheld audio devices providing details for the tour were really helpful.
Written October 2, 2020
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21226
Penticton, Canada228 contributions
Fantastic view of a major ice field.
Sep 2020
Very well laid out by the Parks staff for both car viewing and walking. Signage is well presented about the ice fields history and the receding of this once enormous ice field.
Written October 2, 2020
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Edward C
22 contributions
Mesmerizing
Sep 2020
This may not last forever, so enjoy while we can. The sheer vastness of the icefields is amazing, but sadly has diminished significantly. Easy stop on the icefield highway and the discovery centre has good views with facilities. No excitement, just nature unlike anything you would encounter.
Written September 19, 2020
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