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Columbia Ice Field

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Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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When we were there it was sleeting and very windy. The vehicles they take to get to the glaciers are an experience in itself. It is not every day you get to see a glacier so yes I would stop and see this.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rick C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard to know whether the best way to raise the importance of climate change by protesting about this, or by visiting so that the evidence is on plain site and thus incontrovertible, but once you are there, it is a stunning and outstanding experience, and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JeffB64CPR
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great drive to see lots of beautiful scenery. Many interesting places to stop along the way for photo ops. We saw it via a bus trip and I would recommend that to anyone. Check with Brewster Tours. And if you get to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Susan F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning to see and the weather turns so quickly in minutes backwards and forwards. Go to the foot of the glacier and stand in awe. Wrap up well because you are going to be awfully exposed out there it’s bleak.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely place to stop along the Icefields Parkway but can be very crowded with tour groups at all times of the year. Very good observation spots but with a new snowfall in the fall differentiation of th3 glacier from snow was difficult.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very unique experience: you get to take a cool vehicle to the glacier and spend some time walking on the glacier with some incredible views. The tour guides were all knowledgable, friendly and funny. It is quite expensive but definitely worth doing once, and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MatthewThompson587
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide on the “monster” ice exploder waa Rusty and he was knowledgeable and humorous as he safely guided us onto the glacier—it is a marvel and the photos do not do it justice! We learned how the glacier waa formed and how it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on our Rocky Mountaineer trip, one of the most exciting events was this glacier experience. Our guide was Captain Jack who drove the excursion vehicle. He was informative, funny, engaging and experienced. Captain Jack answered all questions, explained this ice field and glacier interaction...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 77fasteddie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t stop and explore any of the ice field/glaciers, but the drive along the highway is quite breathtaking. There are several places to park & take pics or just take in the view. Not many bathroom possibilities and gas stations are few & far...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank YZpeople
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking on a glacier is a rich and humbling experience. The more you know about glaciers, the more awe. Glaciers supply 70% of the world’s fresh water. And the Athabasca is one, receding at an alarming rate in global warming. Jack at the wheel of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Katie O
September 10, 2019|
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Response from Cherdud | Reviewed this property |
We had tickets in advance, so we got on the transport bus pretty quickly. From that moment until we returned to the Center, was one and one-half hours. Skywalk was closed the day we were there, so no help there.
August 25, 2019|
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Response from Oriarna | Reviewed this property |
Hi I was there in July and everything was opened. Amazing place to visit.
August 25, 2019|
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Response from Verne85 | Reviewed this property |
If you're fit and mobile I strongly recommend doing the walking tour rather than the bus tour. It's the difference between walking 3km across the ice in a small group Vs getting on a packed bus and driving on the ice to... More
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