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“Good, just way too busy”
Review of Columbia Ice Field

Columbia Ice Field
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Jasper Rafting Trip on Athabasca River Mile 5
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stopped here on the way from Jasper to Banff. We did the Icefield Explorer and the Skywalk. Even though we were here at 10am, It was so busy that it took us a while to get tickets. When we finished, we wanted to have a bite to eat and coffee. The queue was so long that we just gave up.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have deliberated how many stars to give this review. The good stuff: walking on a glacier, and drinking glacial ice water, is an experience I never thought I'd have. The bus drivers gave us some interesting facts mixed with humor, and we were pleased we made the trip. However, the visitor/ticketing center was crazy busy, and we felt that $50 for 15 minutes on the glacier was overpriced. By the time you have got off the bus, you realistically have under 10 minutes to look around, which means that you have half an eye on your watch and so are not fully concentrating. As a result, I came off the glacier feeling a little disappointed. I would still recommend this trip, but just be prepared and try to sit at the front of the bus so that you can get off quickly!

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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Right from the bus that takes you to the Ice Bus the fun starts. Drivers provide good information and humorous entertainment.

You get just enough time on the glacier to take it in and enjoy it.

When we went it was crazy busy but even so we felt the wait times weren't that bad and the glacier was not crowded.

Thank Clintski
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Busy. Long waits to get tickets. Got a $10 discount when got the Glacier adventure with Skywalk adventure. It was about 1.5 hour wait for our Glacier adventure, so we went on the Skywalk in between that time. Cold up in the glacier so obring some thicker jackets. Lovely scenery. A bit expensive for what you get, but a once in a lifetime experience.

Thank DunkmanEdmonton
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Definitely take this hike up to Parkers Ridge, even for non-hikers its a great pay off at the end. About 1-2 hours getting up, uphill obviously the majority of the way.

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