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Review of Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier
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Owner description: The snow never melts on this glacier, a major tourist attraction.
Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful....”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Enjoyed the glacier....mountains surrounding the area are majestic and awe inspiring. The entire road going to the glacier area is worth it....pack your lunch, if you can. Food is very expensive....2 tuna fish sandwiches and chips cost us $32 US dollars...

Visited July 2013
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Sun City West, Arizona
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“Over the Top Experience”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our photo club touring group had a private Ice Explorer experience. Hang on! The ride on the glacier is breathtaking. It was misty rainy on the way there then the blue sky and sun appeared just for us as we walked on the glacier. There were many tourists at the top taking photos and trying to drink some of the glacial water -- hint: bring a water bottle or cup with you and take a taste. As we were leaving, the sun and blue sky went away -- we are soooo lucky! This was definitely one of the major highlights of our 2-week trip across Canada.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Worth a short stop while doing the Icefields Parkway, but wouldn't call it the highlight of the trip, unless you have never seen the snow.

Visited July 2013
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gotta do it!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Everyone should take the ride up the Glacier at least once in their life time. The history of the Glacier is so interesting and it is amazing to learn how much it has receded over the years.
My husband has done mountain rescue training on the Glacier and even had to rescue a woman who fell into a crevice. It is a beautiful spot...but you do have to take care!

Visited July 2013
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Toronto
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“Wait until after 6pm for a peaceful experience”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

As we were staying in the Glacier View Inn in the Icefields Centre, we were able to let all the crowds leave before walking out to the glacier.

The glacier has retreated quite a bit it appears, and the view isn't as close as we would have liked. We opted not to go on the bus tour that takes you on to the glacier - that might have been a good experience.

Regardless, if you don't plan to go on the bus tour, I recommend visiting after 6pm (the last bus is at 6pm), to avoid all the crowds. The walk out is peaceful and the views are wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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