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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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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good25%
  • 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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"audio tour"
in 52 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 34 reviews
"free audio"
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"observation platform"
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"valley floor"
in 15 reviews
"self guided"
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"glass walk"
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"sky walk"
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"goat"
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"purchase tickets"
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"columbia icefields"
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"icefields centre"
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"taking pictures"
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"columbia ice field"
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"take your time"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I say interesting as you are walking over glass panels several hundred feet above the ground and it gives you some nice views. The down side if that its rather expensive if you pay for it separate to the ice fields. If you get a...More

Thank Ben D
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We did the quick trip to the Glacier Skywalk since it was included in our ticket for the Ice Fields. It was fine and offered good views but overall not something that I would have done or would recommend doing as a stand-alone experience. That...More

4  Thank EricC883
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

We signed up for this event online, and the picture looks better than the actual experience. If you have a car, you can pick any one of a number of spots in the area to stop and look at the glacier. If you really feel...More

5  Thank BRADLEY M
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Very nice attraction in Jasper national park, where you walk on a side way with a glass floor. Beneath, 280 m of nothing! Advice: be there as early as possible, within a short time the place is taken over by Asian tourists.

2  Thank Hanshja
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Jack, Patrick's roommate, was our driver to the Ice Skywalk. On his tour he drove us through the "shooting gallery" a place where large boulders can fall onto unsuspecting travelers. The park initiates a timed rock fall to prevent dangerous falls and damage. Our driver...More

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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Hello Kelleygirl2. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Columbia Icefield and Skywalk attractions. I'm glad you enjoyed your guide and were able to see some of the local wildlife...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

This was an amazing adventure and we did it as a 4 package deal. So worth it and this was a great outfit.More

2  Thank mpeacock_10
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Hello mpeacock_10 Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, as well as some of the other tours we have to offer. I hope you choose to visit again in the future. Regards,...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

You go to the Glacier Skywalk as part of a combo ticket that starts with the Icefield. Both are unique experiences that you shouldn't miss if you are exploring the Icefields Parkway route.More

2  Thank benhub
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Hello benhub. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to both of our attractions at the Icefield. I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Canadian Rockies. Warm...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

The view is nice, the Skywalk itself is cool, but the story of the massive engineering that went into creating it is incredible.More

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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Hello touchup2017. Thank you for reviewing the Glacier Skywalk. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your experience and found the engineering to be incredible. I hope you found the rest of your time in the Canadian Rockies to be just as amazing. Warm...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

The drive to this tourist attraction from Jasper town is a far one. Make sure you have a full tank of gas before heading out. We had to turn back because we would have ran out of gas. When we got there, we lined up...More

2  Thank Taylor G
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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Hello Taylor G. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I'm disappointed that we were not able to meet your expectations. The Skywalk is designed to be an interpretive attraction highlighting the ecology, geology and glaciology of the surrounding mountains; with the...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Thai was just terrible to charge money for, one does not see any glacier and its tedious to get to it, by having to line up for Bus and then line up to see the so-called adventure. A real tourist trap and money graber !!!!More

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Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Hello lizandsusy. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I'm disappointed to see that we did no meet your expectations. The location for the Skywalk was chosen as to have a very minimal impact on the environment in Jasper National Park. Building...More

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kav1201
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Ben A |
Google maps is displaying incorrect times right now, it's about 2.5 hours from Banff to the Columbia Icefield
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MarkandJu
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Jaki R | Reviewed this property |
It depends on if you do a tour or go on your own. We did a day trip and caught the bus at the glacier. You get about an hr on the glacier. The skywalk you can stay as long as you want
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Rosemary H
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Steve M | Property representative |
Hi Rosemary The walking distance is approx 800m from start to finish. the walkways are designed to be fully accessible with relatively level gradient and wide path that is concrete surface (except for the vista point glass... More
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