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Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

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Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

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Highway 93 | Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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The icefield was awesome and huge. My family enjoyed winter on the glaciers in August and took lots of cool photos. The staff were all friendly and good at explaining. All of my family could easily understand their explanation and enjoyed this tour. My 5 -year-old son didn't
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The Discovery Centre is located just opposite the Athabasca Glacier on the Icefields Parkway midway between Banff and Jasper. You can walk to the toe of the glacier from the Centre. There is a restaurant and a cafeteria in the Centre, and Glacier View Inn has rooms where you can
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There is a hotel, restaurant, gift shop, movie theater, info about the glaciers and this is the place to go for all glacier tours. I think it is worth stopping at and checking out, but just beware that it is pricey.
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The tour stopped for a buffet lunch and bathroom break. Briefly visited the gift shop and took some photos before the bus departed across the street for the glacier stop.
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Complete tourist trap. First, you never - never - see the Columbia Ice Fields - the staff informed me you can ONLY see the ice fields by helicopter. Second, you pay $37 to walk on a sky bridge that basically just overhangs a valley. Finally, you can see one glacier from the
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