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Ice Walk

Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 800-565-7547
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Do this, not the silly bus thing

We did the full day trip up to the first icefall. I had very nearly booked the bus onto the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David C
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Maryland
No other way to discover the Glacier !

WOW !!!! There is no other words to describe our day! What a fun adventure it was! I cannot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
belmat87
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Montreal, Canada
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Guided interpretive hikes on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield, since 1985.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cubes” (24 reviews)
“hiking boots” (21 reviews)
“hour tour” (13 reviews)
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Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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+1 800-565-7547

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the full day trip up to the first icefall. I had very nearly booked the bus onto the glacier but found this at the last minute. If I had been in the bus and seen a group doing what we were doing, I...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago

WOW !!!! There is no other words to describe our day! What a fun adventure it was! I cannot imagine any other way to see the Glacier! We had the deluxe 6 hrs Ice walk, and we are very glad we did. This allowed us...More

Thank belmat87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was about to book the Brewster bus tour do experience the glacier but something about taking a huge bus on a vulnerable piece of nature didn't sit with me all that well. Then we found out about the these guided walks and went for this...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Icewalks is a fantastic company operating an excellent 'grass-roots' tour. The guides are all hilarious and so knowledgeable about the Athabasca glacier as well as the surrounding area - I learnt so much! The views are also incredible, something you can only see by getting...More

Thank Briana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our guided walk on the glacier. There were 14 people in our group. The provided crampons allowed us to walk normally; no one slipped. We learned about glaciers while viewing beautiful formations. We met at the toe of the glacier located at...More

Thank LIANNE M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being in Canada for two weeks, the ice walk up Athabasca glacier was definitely one of the highlights. We are so glad we did the walk and not the bus tour. Our guide, Jess, was incredibly knowledgeable about the glacier (and glaciers in general). Our...More

Thank Robbobristol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were planning to do the bus tour of Athabasca Glacier, then I came across the Ice Walk tour and picked it instead. This was 3 hours of easy walking, so if you can do that, I highly recommend the Ice Walk instead of the...More

Thank LaurelsSanDiego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandson on the Icefield Walk (3 hour guided hike), and all of us enjoyed it immensely. The organisers offered weatherproof gear, hiking boots and gloves to those who wished to supplement their clothing/footwear, and crampons were provided for every participant. The crampons...More

Thank BooFit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot understand why anyone would come here and choose to drive to the glacier when you can walk all the way. This was an amazing experience, and one we wont ever forget. We absolutely loved this tour. Our guide was passionate about what he...More

2  Thank SJL1605
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of the coolest things that I've seen in 15k miles. I wasn't prepared for the cool weather in August 50-60 degrees with a ice chilled misty rain. Plan ahead & pack a jacket, knit hat and long pants and hike around. It...More

Thank shutterbug1976
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Margaret C
3 September 2017|
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Response from shutterbug1976 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't purchase tickets for the tour. I stopped and hiked in the area with my son. I would've stayed longer but I wasn't dressed appropriately. You'll need to layer, knit cap, and a coat to stay warm. It was misting and... More
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David R
10 August 2017|
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Response from M H | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Jasper for the 10am, 3.5 hour Ice Cube walk. They did start on time. Besides the short walk from the parking lot, you are on the glacier the whole time. Not sure how you would work it in with the snow coach.
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bardrichard
12 July 2017|
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Response from RPGinDC | Reviewed this property |
I agree, we loved it. In terms of parking, the parking lot was empty when we arrived for the morning walk but was full when we returned. I suspect that spots will open up as most people do not spend much time in that parking... More
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