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“Underwhelming”

Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
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US$29.78*
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Glacier Skywalk Admission
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the power of nature on the Glacier Adventure – the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. Here, you’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour to the Columbia ice field was extremely underwhelming. If you want to solely step foot on a dirty ice to get a picture, then you will be satisfied. If you want to experience any beauty/adventure on the glacier, there are other companies out there to do so.
This is not worth the money at all. The guides were very friendly and funny.

Thank adventurecouple2018
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi adventurecouple,

We're sorry that you did not enjoy your tour.

The price of a Glacier Adventure ticket includes much more than a photo op on the Athabasca Glacier. Our guides provide over an hour of interpretive commentary, as well as a ride on the iconic Ice Explorers! A Glacier Adventure ticket also includes entry to the Glacier Skywalk, which is a self-guided tour that could take as little or as long as you'd like.

We're glad that you found our guides entertaining!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of 6 visiting in June 2018. We pre-booked our time which we were really glad of. When we pulled up the car park was full so we were a little worried about how crowded it would be on the glacier. But we had no reason to worry, the whole thing ran really smoothly. Our driver was Ben and he was fantastic, really informative and very funny. Really made the trip for us. The glacier itself is breathtaking, something that you really need to do if you are in the area. The sky walk is also very good, but if we had to choose between the two, the glacier would in everytime!

Thank alexma2016
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi alexma2016,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Glacier Adventure tour with us and everything went smoothly! It is great that your driver/guide delivered a memorable and informative tour that left a lasting impression. We hope you were able to take some amazing pictures.

Enjoy the rest of your time in the Canadian Rockies!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy and pleased to met Emma as our tour guide or snowcoach mobile driver this morning! She is friendly, fun and charming person! The second picture, I was with Phill. He is also fun, friendly and funny our bus driver who took us back from skywalk tour to where we stayed, the Glacier Inn.

Thank Lydia L
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lydia L,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Glacier Adventure tour with us and our staff were able to make your experience all the more memorable! Hopefully you were able to learn some interesting information about the area and take some amazing photos!

We hope your stay at the Glacier View Inn was as memorable as your tour!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was pre-booked and I found it well organised. We were transported by bus from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre to a changeover point where we boarded an Ice Explorer. Sam was our guide/driver and gave interesting commentary of the way up and back about the Glacier and Ice Explorer. We had an opportunity to get out and explore the Glacier and take photos. An awesome experience despite the cold and rain!

Thank Sarah G
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah G,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us on the Athabasca Glacier despite the rainy weather. Due to our unique location we experience a wide variety of weather systems on any given day.

We hope you were able to get some good photos while out on the Glacier!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was something completely different from my other trips, majestic mountain, gigantic ice field and pure beauty. Haley our Ice-Explorer Driver and guide was fantastic and inspiring. Thanks all of people who are working hard there.

Thank parisoofi
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Karolane D, Front Office Manager at Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi parisoofi,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and our staff were able to make it all the more memorable! Hopefully you learned some interesting information about the area and wildlife and got some amazing photos!

We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the Canadian Rockies!

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