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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

301 Highway 93, | Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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Discover the power of nature on the Glacier Adventure – the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Here, you’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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301 Highway 93, | Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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+1 877-423-7433
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"ice field"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to walk on a glacier this is the place to go. Basically drive to the Columbia Icefield Center and catch the bus & Explorer ride to the glacier. It is cold so make sure you have your layers on. We went in...More

Thank Stewtait
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the glacier adventure as a family of 5 and took the adventure ticket which included the bus to the glacier and also the skywalk. The trip began with the bus to the glacier. Our tour guide was Ben and he was so much...More

Thank Ern94
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great stop on our Iceland parkway stop . Allow at least 3 hrs. We got our tickets online but still had to wait in line to have them printed there. Our tour guide Sam was great !!! Hi Uncle Sam!!! We did...More

Thank bonnie M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning views of this receding glacier. Walking on ice that’s millions of years old is quite a rush. I’d highly recommend the experience!More

Thank Kristin T
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kristin T, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Glacier Adventure Tour with us. We hope you learned a lot about the area from your guides and got some amazing photos. Enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour of the glazier we had Jordan as our guide out to the ice and he was informative and very funny had some issues with the weather but still got to walk on the ice this was July and we had ice and snow...More

1  Thank Judith L
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Judith, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I imagine you were here on Friday, with that mention of the weather. We had some whacky weather that day--weather in the Rockies is always unpredictable so it's a good idea to check the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour bus took us to the main where we had to ride another huge motor coach. Right there the experience was unique by itself..(huge bus with tire as high as 5 feet.) The feeling of standing on top of a glacier as high has...More

Thank Abe N
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Abe, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. The Ice Explorers are indeed an attraction in and of themselves, topped only by the glacier itself! Our tours do run on a fairly tight schedule, only in order to accommodate the number of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip on the ice explorer, it was -10 and light snow. Our driver was Ben and he was fantastic, very friendly and entertaining. Ben had excellent knowledge of the glacier and surrounding area. Thanks for a great day on the Glacier...More

Thank heff2078
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi heff2078, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad that Ben made your experience so memorable! We'll be sure to pass this on to him. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were on a motorcoach tour with our four grandchildren ages 6-12. Riding on the huge icefield explorer was exciting as we climbed the steep grades and down the ice--super! Our driver, Ben from Australia, was superb!!!!! He was informative, super funny and a treat...More

1  Thank DonnaandGene
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi DonnaandGene, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We agree that standing on a glacier is must-do for all ages--and riding in those Ice Explorers is just the cherry on top! We'll pass your kind words onto Ben. That's excellent that he...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very unique experience. Jess was our Ice Explorer driver, and she was very enthusiastic about her job. The tour is very informative, and there is lots to learn. As others have said, it is slippery out there, so wear sensible shoes and...More

Thank LittleLadyG
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi LittleLadyG, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm sitting here with Jess right now, and she's absolutely glowing! The glacier is certainly slippery--thanks for giving people the heads up. Enjoy the rest of your time in the Rockies!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled from California with our grandchildren to visit Banff and Jasper. At the top of our grandson's list was a ride on the Ice Bus at the Columbia Glacier. When we arrived yesterday for our scheduled tour we found all the customer service agents...More

Thank Beverly H
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Beverly, Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Friday was indeed a crazy day weather-wise! We're very happy that everything got sorted out for you, and we'll be sure to commend Jordan for that! Enjoy the rest of your time in the...More

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Nayot P
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Karolane D | Property representative |
Hi Nayot P, Hiking boots for rent are not something that we offer here. There might be a place in Jasper or Banff that can help you out depending on which way you are coming from.
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Abraham M
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Karolane D | Property representative |
Hi Abraham M, You can pre purchase tickets online on our website, Pursuit- Banff Jasper Collection. The regular price for the Glacier Adventure is $99+tax per person but if you buy online at least 48 hours in advance... More
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vishnu k
July 6, 2018|
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Response from XMYU | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would recommend you book online in advance. As this is a high demanding season, you may not be able to have the chance to purchase a ticket in the visit center, tickets may be sold out already when you arrive there.
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