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Glacier Skywalk

The Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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US$30.47*
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Glacier Skywalk Admission
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US$208.87*
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Banff
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US$172.11*
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper
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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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“audio tour” (56 reviews)
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The Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank touchup2017
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Taylor G
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank lizandsusy
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The skywalk is built on the side wall of a canyon and has amazing architecture and cultural exhibits as well as the glass floor walk that extends over the canyon.

Thank Anne B
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Anne B. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your visit. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in the Canadian Rockies. Sincerely, Matthew Laitinen Glacier Skywalk Manager Columbia Icefield

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The skywalk was nothing great, no spectacular drop looking down from the glass floor as advertised. The glass was badly marked with scratches and very cloudy looking so the view down was obstucted. You are better to just look up and enjoy the views around...More

Thank Janice M
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Janice M. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I'm sad to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We are currently working towards replacing all of our sacrificial pieces of glass in early 2018 to provide a scratch free...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

This 'attraction' was as much about the engineering as the views for me. I enjoyed the cantilevered glass walkway, on the day I visited the weather was changeable but we did get sunny breaks that allowed us to appreciate the scenery and views. The structure...More

Thank Pam B
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Pam B. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our complimentary Audio Tour. I hope the rest of your travels were also enjoyable. Regards, Matthew Laitinen Glacier Skywalk Manager Columbia...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We did the walk as part of the Glacier tour package - the structure and walk were incredible. The best aspect was the audio guide which is included, both informative and brings the walk to life. Hopefully, visors will take more home than just the...More

Thank RSyal
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello RSyal. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and listened to our complimentary Audio Tour. We hope you decide to visit us again in the future. Regards, Matthew Laitinen Glacier...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

This walk on a glass walkway over a deep ravine was part of a tour. Although different it didn't really have a wow factor for me. In its defence the admissions were controlled so it wasn't crowded when we visited. There were occasional whoops of...More

Thank Philip S
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello Philip S. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your visit with us. While we will be looking into new ways to increase our 'wow' factor, I am happy to see that you got...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was included in our Jasper to Banff tour. The views are incredible as you look down into the gorge and over at the mountains. Lots of info boards and you can also do a self guided audio tour which we didn't bother with. The...More

Thank cossyann
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hello cossyann. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. Glad you were able to walk on the glass with no fear. We do have many guests each season that find the glass...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a very unique activity and one you will remember forever. We purchased a combo ticket which included the bus to the Ice Explorer which takes you to the Columbia Icefield and allows you to walk on the glacier. After that experience-with many photo...More

Thank Eur0pe2013
Matthew L, Manager at Glacier Skywalk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello Eur0pe2013. Thank you for taking time to review the Glacier Skywalk. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. It is fantastic to hear that you did not get too scared of the glass walkway. I hope you enjoyed the rest of...More

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kav1201
31 May 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
21 April 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
8 February 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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