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Columbia Ice Field

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Columbia Ice Field Highway | Highway 1, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 780-852-7034
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I went on both the Skywalk as well as the Ice field tour about a week ago with a friend. We had arrived just before noon. We had bought a combo deal for both the skywalk and the Ice field. The Discovery center as quite...More

6  Thank Jeremy M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My family loved taking the bus up to the glacier and walking on the ice. I felt trapped and disliked the entire scene. I would have preferred to drive up to car park and walking 20 minutes to get up to the toe of the...More

7  Thank JodiFP
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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
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...More

Thank PlanetOz
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...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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....More

Thank Tamaragw
Reviewed 1 week 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
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...More

Thank canuck_mel
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...More

Thank dkopecky2018
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 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...More

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13 November 2018|
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Response from Katherine M | Reviewed this property |
You can walk to the toe of the glacier and see that without a guide. I would never advise anyone to do glacier hikes into non managed areas without a guide. It can be very dangerous with crevasses hidden by snow especially... More
13 November 2018|
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Response from BigguyNC | Reviewed this property |
There's no way to get to the glacier unless you're on the large transfer vehicle.
11 November 2018|
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Response from marshmallow33 | Reviewed this property |
We did it on our own and most did. I’m very happy we decided to do this INSTEAD OF the bus tour to the Glacier. It was the highlight of my visit. If you can do it while it’s sunny, all the better. We completely avoided going... More