4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Jasper, Canada
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Be captivated by the Columbia Icefields view Glacier-fed rivers and streams, majestic peaks, peaceful lakes and broad-reaching valleys combine to create not only a harmonious blend of scenic wonders for you, but also a protected habitat for Canadian Rockies wildlife. Return to Jasper late in the afternoon, and reminisce about today's alpine experience!

What You Can Expect

Best Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

Columbia Icefield Tour from Jasper

This full day excursion follows the famous Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield Centre. View scenic rocky mountain vistas and local wildlife along the way, with a photo stop at Athabasca Falls. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, ride the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca glacier. The connection back to Jasper will depart at approximately 1:30pm.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to October.

Customer Reviews

Paul W
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was awesome! The bus driver was very knowledgeable about the area and history, it was very organized and we didn't feel rushed at all. Both the ice fields and the skywalk we great as well. We would highly recommend it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an excellent tour guide -Alistair?,who gave us lots of information and his instructions were very clear. Impressive! Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Sundog was not doing a tour the day we were going they were so nice and called Brewsters and made arrangements for them to take us our tour guide was Mike he was very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Misunderstanding on the pickup point meant the day didn't start well but thanks to Mike and Michelle from Brewsters, we caught up with our tour at the Athabasca waterfall. Fantastic weather meant that the parkway was absolutely stunning. Arrived at Brewster Icefield Centre which was busy but well maintained. Choice of food and beverages good. You have to take a transfer coach from the centre to a staging point to board a Snow Coach (about 10 minutes) - take warm clothes as glaciere is cool even on sunny days! Journey on Snow Coach is amazing as is the purported cost of $1,200,000 each! Once you get to the glaciere terminus, you can't even see the Brewset Centre but the views are tremendous. We where the only customers returning to Jasper so once again, Brewsters came up trumps by providing us with our own personal minibus transfer - the driver went out of his way to make sure we saw plenty of widlife on the trip back.

Anna D
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

A brilliant day out, got to see the sights, enjoy the glaciers and even experienced a snow storm whilst on top of the glaciers! Would highly recommend for all those who want to see a different side to the Rockies! Wrap up warm!
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Four of us waited outside our hotel for the bus to pick us up on time. The bus was very comfortable with ample room. At Athabasca Falls we were allowed some time to explore the canyon and photograph the falls. We stopped when it was safe to view a bear feeding beside the road. We were delivered to the Icefields Centre and were given clear instructions on what time and where our next bus would be leaving from. It is a very busy place and we were treated well. Our next diver told us a lot about the icefields. Once at the icefields we had to board the Ice Explorer to take us onto the glacier itself. We had plenty of time to experience this wonder. Then it was back to the Icefields Center, where we had more time to visit the interpretive centre and eat lunch before boarding the bus to return to our hotel. We were lucky enough to see another bear so we stopped for more photos. The whole experience was well worth the money. Thank you to all those involved.

Ken C
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

The last day of tours to the Columbia Icefields before things close down for the winter.

Pick up was early and driver was very good. All of transport was on time and good quality. we returned later on in the day in a car type vehilcle as others were directed to other tours.
Weather was mixed. The trip to the Glacier was amazing.
We enjoyed the trip compliment the tour and driver. Happy to endorse and recommend , but don't leave to this late in the season.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Wish there was more time on the ice field but was a great your loved the glacier skywalk

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

Good trip. Tour guide Alistair was excellent. Felt that we could have spent more time on the actual Icefield as we only had around 15-20 minutes on the ice. The rest of the trip was spent either on the bus, the Visitor Centre or the Skywalk.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

The tour itself was great, but we wish there was more time for pictures and viewing. They stopped at a few spots along the highway for pictures and it didn't give enough time to enjoy the scenery. Travelling with 2 smaller kids made it feel a little rushed at times. There was definitely not enough time at the skywalk to split up as we had 1 little one sleeping on the bus and could not leave her. So by the time one got back to switch there wasn't enough time for the other person to go and we rushed through quick, not enjoying the view. Next time we go, we'll be doing that one privately so we can take our time and enjoy it more. Our bus driver for the tour and the snow coach were both great and very friendly.

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