Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Go beyond nature's edge and immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring interpretive experience in one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Explore the immense powers of glaciology from a fully-accessible, cliff-edge walkway that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet(280 metres) above the Sunwapta Valley.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from C$37.80
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  • GAlbers
    2 contributions
    Amazing experience
    We went in June 2019 and booked a rather expensive adventure ticket to go on the Athabasca Glacier, the exhibit and on a tour to the skywalk. Every penny worth it! It's a once in a lifetime experience, to actually be on a Glacier, to see the views, also the views and animal sightings on the skywalk. Also included is a free tour to the making of the skywalk and our tour guide Hannah from the USA explained everything to us, from animals to flora. I recommend it any time.
    Hi Orfanidou, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time, and I will make sure to pass on your notes to Hannah as well! We do hope to see you again soon! Regards, Kate Culos Front Office & Logistics Manager Columbia Icefield Adventure
    Written July 7, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2019
    Written March 9, 2020
  • Prratyush
    Lethbridge, Canada1 contribution
    Columbia Ice field glacier tour & Skywalk
    Nice place! Amazing views! Make sure to purchase tickets in advance or else have to wait 1-2 hours before you can get on the tour. Overall good experience. Definitely worth the visit if it’s your first time!
    Hello Prratyush, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It so great to hear that you found the Skywalk nice and worth the visit. Purchasing tickets in advance is great advice as our tours tend to fill up quickly, especially during our peak season. If you are looking to purchase tickets the day of we recommend coming during our shoulder season (spring and autumn) when tours are not as busy. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we hope to see you again soon at the Columbia icefield. Sincerely, Emma van Everdingen Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
    Written September 2, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2021
    Travelled with family
    Written August 29, 2021
  • Cindy L
    23 contributions
    Unique View over Columbia Icefields
    This was our first experience with the Skywalk. It was a simple self guided tour with an option to download an audio tour for headphones. It's unique see through material afforded views below you as you walked along the bridge. Expect very long lines at the Columbia Icefields Center even though you may have pre-booked a specific day/time online. The time stamp does not afford you to skip the line. We had to wait a while for the air conditioned buses to pick us up at Center but little wait on return to center. Our reservation was good over several days with one visit allowed. Allow plenty of time to park if you drive in. There is also quite a lot of steps to enter the Columbia Icefields Center. I never saw an elevator for the outside entrance. You can not park at the Skywalk.
    Hello there, Thank you so much for the rating and lovely detailed review, we truly appreciate it! We hope you enjoyed your time here at the Columbia Icefield and Skywalk. Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Supervisor Columbia Icefield Skywalk
    Written September 12, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2022
    Written August 27, 2022
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James S
Red Deer7 contributions
Sep. 2023
The Skywalk does not offer anything over the lookout that was already there. We disagreed with the idea of attracting more visitors to the park from the day the project was announced.
Written September 24, 2023
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dorisY1666AT
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Family
Expensive, but don’t think it’s worth it.
It is something, in my opinion, you would want to experience but not more than once. It is pricey.
Written September 23, 2023
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Hello there, Thank you for your review, we always welcome all feedback. We are sorry that you don't think that the Skywalk was worth it. We strive to provide an excellent experience for all of our guests and hope you enjoyed your time at the Skywalk nonetheless. Have a wonderful time in the Canadian Rockies! Sincerely, Philippa Heelis Skywalk Supervisor Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 24, 2023
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BethS
Milwaukee, WI9 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
The skywalk is an extension of the Columbia Icefield Tour and it is not to be missed. The bridge extension offers an opportunity to really experience the valley below in unique way. Standing very quietly you are able to hear the 6-7 different waterfalls below. You can easily be transported back in time imagining the community that used to inhabit this area. Although the bridge is really fun, the iron sculptures and information signs leading up to bridge. Really neat for the whole family.
Written September 22, 2023
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Hello there, Thank you so much for this lovely rating and review! It seems like your family truly enjoyed the experience. The Skywalk truly is a special place. Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 23, 2023
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Bfredd
Benicia, CA1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Family
Given that glaciers are retreating at an alarming rate I was conflicted about taking the tour given the number of visitors, and vehicles on the glacier. In the end, I think it was an educational experience that I’m glad I got to share with my family.
Written September 22, 2023
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Hello Bfredd, Thank you so much for the rating and review. We are glad that you got the chance to learn some valuable information while enjoying the stunning views. Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 22, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AlkyReddy
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2023
Just so beautiful and it went how it was planned. Very well maintained and safe for everyone to travel.
Written September 22, 2023
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Hello Alky, We are so glad you enjoyed our stunning views here at the Skywalk! Thank you so much for the kind words and rating. Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 22, 2023
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Michael O
Belfast, UK13 contributions
Sep. 2023
We had booked this tour as part of our Rockies Road Trip. It didnt disappoint from the large Ice Explorer wagons, to walking on the glacier and walking on the glass . Cant believe some people just rocked up and wanted to get on tours there and then. Do a wee bit of planning and prebook
Written September 21, 2023
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Hello there, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. It truly is a special place! Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 21, 2023
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clgoggin71
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2023
Excellent information provided on the tour about the area, wildlife and glaciers. No portable washrooms available which was disappointing and would have been good to know before we left the Glacier tour.
Written September 20, 2023
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Hello there, Thank you for the rating and review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Skywalk! Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 21, 2023
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683JaneP
Camberley, UK7 contributions
Sep. 2023
You only need a short time here as there is not much to do. Still, it’s a unique experience and worth the trip, especially as you don’t need to worry about parking and the shuttles are very efficient.
Written September 20, 2023
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Hello there, Thank you so much for the rating and review! We hope you enjoyed your time at the Columbia Icefield. Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

del882023
Haywards Heath, UK1 contribution
Sep. 2023
This was a wonderful experience with fantastic guides. We had 25mins on the glacier and also went on the skywalk. One not to miss if you are in the area!
Written September 20, 2023
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Hello there, Thank you so much for the kind words, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your full tour at the Columbia Icefield. Sincerely, Louise d'Entremont Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kearnsjc3
2 contributions
Sep. 2023
My wife and I recently visited the glacier and skywalk. What a wonderful experience. The guides were excellent and the experience of a lifetime.
Written September 18, 2023
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Hello there Thank you for your 5* review! We always welcome all feedback and are so glad that you had a wonderful experience with us as well as enjoying our guided tour offerings. Enjoy your time in the Canadian Rockies! Sincerely, Philippa Heelis Skywalk Supervisor Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Written September 18, 2023
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COLUMBIA ICEFIELD SKYWALK - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Columbia Icefield Skywalk is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

Columbia Icefield Skywalk admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$38.69, while a popular guided tour starts around C$8.69 per person. See all 13 Columbia Icefield Skywalk tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Columbia Icefield Skywalk can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Columbia Icefield Skywalk tickets and tours on Tripadvisor