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Glacier Skywalk

The Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 800-760-6934
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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.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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The Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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"glass floor"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very disappointed at this. Expected to be walking over glacier not just a river and migraine. I feel I have been conned. Tried to get refund and was told it is company policy not to issue refunds. Not impressed.

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed today

My family visited the Glacier Skywalk in July. When we arrived we met Maeve and she asked if we would like a guided tour. She was awesome and explained to us the history and important facts about the Glacier Skywalk. It was so enjoyable. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so happy and pleased that Mike approached us upon our arrival at the Skywalk. He informed us about the Skywalk, the Glacier and all the surrounding mountains and wildlife. We found him to be polite and very informative and he certainly made this...More

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mike made tbe Skywalk so much more interesting with his informative dialogue during our visit. He was very knowledgeable about the surroundings! Great job 👍

Thank Janice G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wheelchair friendly but wouldn't do it again. Gets very crowded at the skywalk but it was the height of the holiday season.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having been to the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon, I was looking forward to seeing this one. There is no comparison. At the Grand Canyon you wear booties over your shoes to keep the glass clean and scratch - free, not so at Glacier, and...More

Thank bensmum66
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello bensmum66. I appreciate you taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your visit. Our total aim is to be a unique Skywalk experience through out the world, as we do have a lot of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fun experience. Just to be able to tell people you walked on a glass bridge and see their expression is priceless. We snapped a few fun pictures and it was interesting to see how they built it. Not sure we would have...More

Thank M1chtopher
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello M1chtopher. I appreciate you taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your visit to the Columbia Icefield and Skywalk. I hope while here you were lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife. We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge is cool and worth the drive (assume in injunction ice field tour). Nice little walk with some educational stuff and nice views. The bridge itself is cool. Some marvel of engineering I suppose, looking down is pretty neat.More

Thank CPickeral
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello CPickeral. Thank you for reviewing the Glacier Skywalk. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your visit. The Skywalk is designed to be a informational tour with the view. I apologize we were not able to provide you with the wow factor that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been on the other two glass decks and perhaps we didn’t care for this one because the one at the Grand Canyon was great, the one at Niagra Falls was ok and this one, well, maybe we are tired of them. If you have...More

1  Thank Warren T
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Warren T. I appreciate you taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am sorry to see that we were unable to meet your expectations for a Skywalk. I hope while here you decided to take part in one of our many interpretive programs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the architectural features and the explanations on the building process more than actually walking on the bridge. It is indeed very well designed. I had thought we could walk over a part of the glacier. Not really. You walk over a canyon close...More

Thank Karine B
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Karine B. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am disappointed to see that we did not meet your expectations on tour. I am however glad to see that you found the engineering interesting, and your children found the tour...More

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jocat94
2 July 2018|
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Response from Matthew L | Property representative |
Hello. Once you have completed your Ice Explorer tour, a shuttle bus will take you directly to the Skywalk. No need to book a separate time as we will have already arranged transport. Hope this helps. Matthew
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Imran M
22 June 2018|
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Response from Matthew L | Property representative |
Hello Imran. Jasper National Park does not allow any drones flying within its borders. Because of this, we strong discourage any drone activity near or on the Skywalk. Hope this helps.
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Rahul R
12 May 2018|
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Response from Matthew L | Property representative |
Hello, We highly recommend taking the 10:00 AM shuttle from the Discovery Centre. It is typically very quiet first thing in the morning and this will provide you with a more solitary experience. Also, we do require all... More
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