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Columbia Icefield Scenic Walks

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Address: 100 Gopher Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-423-7433
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00

Walk the retreating path of the mighty Athabasca Glacier with an...

Walk the retreating path of the mighty Athabasca Glacier with an experienced guide and learn how Mother Nature transforms a landscape that appears desolate and barren into a valley of lush vegetation and wildlife. You will see plants that hold unique adaptations to survive the harsh mountain climate, rocks that tell the ancient story of mountain building, and techniques that will help you survive off the land like the early Explorers and Native Aboriginals.

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Great views in all directions including down, informative boards along the trail, well worth the time ,especially after I had overcome my fear of heights.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
West Sussex, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is an interesting experience to be standing on glass and look down! Yeowza! But you are not over the glacier, you are over the Sunwapta Valley. You do this for the novelty of standing out there feeling like you are out there in space. We were there the end of September, and everybody was being nice about taking turns... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great views in all directions including down, informative boards along the trail, well worth the time ,especially after I had overcome my fear of heights.

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March, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We booked the Skywalk or Scenic walk just as a stop off on the way to Jasper, its well worth a visit, you are not there long as it not that big but the views are great, but I do think a little bit pricey for what it is.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to do something touristy I'd suggest this over the glacier walk, by value for money, however the views are not different to what you could see from the road- you are paying for the novelty of this experience of walking on glass over the canyon. My husband is an engineer and the structure was of interest and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The newly opened sky walk over the glacier is an additional attraction to visit this magnificent place. Do carry thick woolens even in summer, the view is simply stunning and it's dream come true, a heaven on earth. Sad to know that the glacier is receding every year and receded more than 1.5 km over the last 125 years !.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you are interested in the surrounding areas, glaciers, animals etc you should definitely take a visit here. It is so worth it. It is not just the skywalk which is this great glass floored walkway out over a canyon, they have really thought about how to get people engaged with their surroundings. You get a handheld audio tour as... More 

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Banff, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I do not know if this its legal or illegal , not to put washrooms for your guess that they are spending $$$40 dllrs , n you are offering a Some kind of scenery Attraction which it's Amazing ,, but COME ON !! A least 2-3 out houses there ,, There are Millions of ppl going there,, There is gonna... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

It is a skywalk over a canyon you can see from the road, little more than a novelty, spend your money elsewhere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The skywalk thing is quite good. I thought i would be bored but i spent an hour here and didn't feel like it's a waste of time nor money. Yes, it is packed with people but there are breaks in between the rush for great picture ops. Definitely make time for this if you are in the area.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

On our visit to Columbia Icefields we had purchased a Banff Adventure package, which included admission to the Scenic Walk along with 3 other attractions. This walk was an enjoyable activity. it includes audio tour which explained the origins of the Rocky Mountains, the vegetation zones, and animal wildlife of the region. The highlight of it is walking on the... More 

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