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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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The Glacier Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Each 80 minute journey is lead by an experienced driver-guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment.
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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Close look to one of nature's finest. We were very fortunate to have a guide who is a graduate student doing her her research in glaciers. Excellent tour and very informative. Highly recommended.

Thank vacplanner123
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in September (after Labor Day) and mid-week so we were not in the busiest season. Our tour was at 12n and we arrived around 11:15. Found parking easily and got our snow boots on and gear ready. The visitor's center is chaos- just...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you haven't ventured to the top of a mountain or walked on natural ice then this is one of the best ways to do both. Today the sun was out and had snowed the night before so was white and warm. Our driver Jordan...More

Thank Leesa C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading reviews I was a bit unsure of this excursion, but today ended up being a good day! We enjoyed the glacier adventure and we got some amazing photos. Our tour guide, Ev made it very enjoyable...she was a fantastic guide which can really...More

Thank Alissa7890
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking forward to walking on a glacier only to discover that the designated area was very small and crowded with several busloads of people so we could not move around. We also had to pay to go to the skywalk which was a...More

Thank Garbo16
Steve M, Director Guest Experience at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Garbo16 Sorry to read that you did not enjoy your Glacier Adventure experience. For safety reasons we do operate within a managed zone on the Glacier for our guests to experience the Ice. We always seek to try and provide the largest area possible for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You get a shuttle coach which takes you to your ice explorer...dress warmly and wear walking boots or sturdy shoes. You get out on ice for about 15 minutes and it is spectacular but cold and very slippery. Stay within specified boundary as there are...More

Thank andreaat62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An experience not to be missed when visiting Banff/Jasper in the Canadian Rockies!! Take the tour up onto the Athabasca Glacier on an All-Terrain vehicle. We had one of the coolest guides/drivers who value-added the experience with his extensive knowledge and sense of humour. Thank...More

Thank Karon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed some beautiful views from the upper glacier. Our family walked in the Glacier which is quite challenging but definitely worth the effort. Super Kyle is awesome!

Thank 14dexterg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...pun intended. It was extremely windy on the day we went, so much so that it actually pushed me a bit on the ice as I stood there! Our guide Maddie and all of the Brewster staff were very entertaining and knowledgeable. I only wish...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would you pay $75 for a 8 mile round trip? Not just any trip, but on the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. We were traveling with our bus tour group down the Icefields Parkway on the Continental Divide in the Canadian...More

Thank robert c
Steve M, Director Guest Experience at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

robert c Thank you for your detailed review, sounds like you enjoyed the overall experience we had to offer. Our pricing is competitive in relation to other operations within the area and we do offer discounts for those who pre-purchase in advance or take advantage...More

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robert c
15 September 2017|
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Response from gilljm | Reviewed this property |
Not onto the glacier but you can hike from there and get to the viewing hill near it. If you want to walk up and on the glacier contact a company called "ice walks" - they give you crampions for your shoes and they are only... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from Deborah V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't use an address or coordinates. You can't actually miss it, it's on the main highway 93 N approximately 2.5 hours north of Banff. Don't forget your sensible shoes!
18 July 2017|
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Response from Brianna M | Property representative |
Both the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Adventure (Ice Explorer Tour) are fully Wheel-Chair Accessible. Wheel Chair Accessible Tours must be booked 48 hours in advance by calling or visiting an Explore Rockies Center... More