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Reviewed 4 days ago

When we arrived for lunch, cloud shrouded the view of the glacier but when the sun came out after lunch, it was just spectacular. Well worth taking the huge vehicle ride to experience the beauty and awesome sight.

Thank 19John66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was perfect during our recent visit in early October 2018. The driver of the Ice Explorer that we were on, was a young lady in her 20's, named Shelby. She has an excellent sense of humour and was witty with her jokes.

My wife and I enjoyed walking on the glacier. The views were fantastic.

Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly an experience worth doing. After taking a coach tour from Lake Louise where we had woken to an overnight snow fall, which was something we hadn't experienced before in September. Driving along seeing the trees covered in snow was very special. We then arrived at the Icefield, firstly the sky was clear, we went to the cafe for lunch as a group as our time to go up the glacier was later. Such a shame as the cloud came in so the views weren't so good as we had hoped. But travelling up on the special ice transport was great.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see a perfect example of an Icefield this is the place to go. Many options to explore the area.Worth the price to see the Icefield and skywalk together. Well orginized tour. It is cold be prepared!

Thank Raroboy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our reservation upfront, but on the day of our visit we and also the locals were surprised by a day of heavy snowfall. All tours were delayed. In the end we were given the opportunity to return the next day which we did. Luckily the weather cleared up. Still cold but blue skies we were able to enjoy the glacier experience and great views and scenery.

Thank Tamaragw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and an amazing look at land glaciers. There are markings from 1928 from where the glacier has recessed. The tour takes you right upto the foot of the light blue ice.
Global warming !!

Thank bdgdavid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read that this road is one of the most beautiful in the world, and I believe it. You'll never fall asleep, because your eyes will be so wide to take in the ever increasing splendor and beauty that they may never shut again. We traveled near the end of October and a lot of touristy things were closed (like the Icefields tours), but you will not miss out. Stunning sights. Plan on taking at least 5 hours to travel from Jasper to Banff so you can truly enjoy it.

Thank canuck_mel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our visit through the Ice Fields Pkwy we planned to start our hikes at the top point of Athebasca Falls. It is roughly 145km from Lake Louise to Jasper, but we didnt go all the way to Jasper. The parking lot at Athebasca Falls is fairly close to the beginning of the falls trail. We spent a good amount of time here enjoying being up close to the falls, taking pictures and checking out the teal water going over the falls. It's so hard to believe the clear water, the color of the water and the thundering of the waterfalls. They have about 5 different areas to hike to. From the falls, then through the gorge area to the peaceful lake at the far end of the trail. You won't be disappointed at this stop.

Thank dkopecky2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of the trip to the ice fields is the short ride on the Ice Explorer otherwise it's mostly a place where people pose for selfies. I must say that the food at center was overpriced and awful. My hamburger had no taste whatsoever and while is was advertised as "Alberta Beef" it seemed more like a Soy product.

Thank jim m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to know how to rate this. The glacier has heavily receded over the years and is not accessible other than on the expensive guided trips. You can walk to the toe of the glacier but this is a steep walk over rocky terrain and you get no where near the ice. So we didn't buy the expensive trip. We drove part way down to the public parking lot and found a place, with our zoom lens, to get up close and personal with the glacier. We were saddened to see how much the glacier had receded. Then to see the trucks and tourists on the glacier - well doesn't that cause it to recede faster? Great to see a glacier, but this stop was one of our least favorite on the Icefields Parkway.

Thank Begonia3
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