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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

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Address: Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 N), Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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06:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
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The Glacier Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian...

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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Well this is one of those things that I rec you do mostly because it is unique. The trip consists of a stop at the large building where there are several choices of food places... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this is one of those things that I rec you do mostly because it is unique. The trip consists of a stop at the large building where there are several choices of food places, souvenirs and plenty of outside decks to view the glacier and area. Then you load into the enormous ice cat vehicles (not something you see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's really really beautiful. If you are travelling by car, park your car and then you have to walk some distance to get there. Gets cold and windy as you walk. So better put on jackets and caps when you start walking. Wind chill is killing. I loved it. But sad that the glacier has melted so much over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went up by those big vehicles with very huge tyres. We even collected the glacier water into mineral water bottles. Is very refreshing.....but very very cold if your hand immersed into the glacier water. Will become numb hahahha but it was really nice up there. Do be careful as it is slippery!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to the icefields .the tour guide was ver funny and informative. The ride over to the icefield was great fun Definitely would recommend it to anyone

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Muswellbrook, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

terrific little dip into glacier life.. saddening to think that they are retreating and one of the reasons they are in retreat is because we continue in our perilous journey to destruction via the use of the internal combustion engine and various other carbon emitting pollutants (including cows which we husband for food) Pretty weird being up there with all... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Visited last summer and it was the part of the Brewster tour. We were taken to the edge by coach, information about the formation and background is also provided by the coach. Pack some warm clothes as temperature is always cold. Skywalk visit was also included in the package and it was amazing too.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Our adventure started at Lake Louise Inn where we stayed for 3 days in amazing Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite. Good location, easy access to various activities around Lake Louise and the "Glacier Adventure Bus" stop right there at the hotel. The way from Lake Louise to Columbia Icefield was along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93), excellent quality road with jaw-dropping scenery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

As we were driving from Lake Louise, there's just too much to see and do on the way so we didn't pre-purchase tickets - luckily as we arrived a couple hours later than planned. Omg, the line up for tickets was huge but more so was that the line moved sooo slowly. Either way, we weren't going to miss the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was one of the highlights of my trip. The drive on the glacier was out of this world. Our driver Ness really made us laugh. Her driving skills were awesome. DO NOT MISS THIS WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited the glacier as part of the Ice-fields tour from Banff (can recommend this tour). Amazing big buses especially built for this terrain. We had good weather and it was special to be standing on the Athabasca glacier. We found the time on the glacier was about right as there is a limit to what you can do while... More 

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