Glacier Skywalk Tours

Jutting out from the side of a Jasper National Park cliff, the elevated, glass-bottomed Glacier Skywalk is an exhilarating—if somewhat unnerving—way to experience the epic, untouched landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. From this vantage point, the view of the park’s ice-hatted peaks and glacial valleys is nothing short of spectacular. 

The Basics
At the Glacier Skywalk, make your way along the 1,312-foot (400-meter) Discovery Trail to the Discovery Vista. Here step out onto a curving, open-air observation platform where only a transparent pane of glass underfoot separates you from the Sunwapta Valley floor—918 feet (280 meters) below. 

You can purchase an admission ticket and make your own way to the nearby Glacier Discovery Center, from where a shuttle bus transports you to the Glacier Skywalk. Alternatively, visit as part of an organized day tour from Jasper, Banff, or Calgary. Day tours typically combine visits to the Glacier Skywalk with the Athabasca Glacier, part of the breathtaking Columbia Icefield. One-way day tours, running from Jasper to Lake Louise (and vice versa), Banff to Jasper (and vice versa), and Jasper to Calgary are also available. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Complimentary audio guides are available to visitors. 
  • The skywalk is partially exposed and can be windy and cold, so dress warmly.
  • The Glacier Skywalk is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Glacier Skywalk experience begins at the nearby Columbia Icefield Discovery Center in Jasper National Park, Alberta. To get there, drive 2.5 hours north from Banff  or 1.5 hours south from Jasper along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93). Free Glacier Skywalk–bound shuttle buses depart from the Discovery Center every 15 minutes. There is no parking at the Glacier Skywalk.

When to Get There
The Glacier Skywalk is open from May through mid-October. The best time to come is directly after opening or in late afternoon, around the bulk of the visitors. 

Views from the Skywalk
On a clear day, you will be able to see a portion of the Columbia Icefield, one of Canada’s biggest expanses of glacial ice. The North Glacier of Mt. Athabasca is also visible, as is Mt. Kitchener. If you have a sharp eye, you may even be able to spot bighorn sheep and mountain goats roaming below. 
Location
Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta, Canada
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Hours: Hours vary by season.
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Admission: $34
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Glacier Skywalk Admission

Take in the incredible landscape of Jasper National Park from on high with this visit to the Glacier Skywalk and transfer from Columbia Icefield. Feel the adrenaline rush of stepping out onto the glass-bottomed, 1,312-foot long (400-meter) walkway, perched 1,000 feet (304 meters) above the floor of the Sunwapta Valley, offering unobstructed vistas of the snow-capped mountains and valleys beyond.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour

Traverse the wilderness of western Alberta on this 10-hour Jasper to Banff one-way tour. Travel the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and learn of the region’s colorful past. Discover top attractions including Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and the Weeping Wall. Take part in the Glacier Adventure tour on the Athabasca Glacier or ride the Glacier SkyWalk over Sunwapta Valley. Gain insight into Alberta’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre. Take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint for panoramic views, then conclude your tour in Banff.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$196.85 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Banff to Jasper One-Way Tour

Explore the wilds of western Alberta on this 10-hour Banff to Jasper one-way tour. Travel with your guide through the rugged wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks. Take in top regional attractions such as Bow Lake, the Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise and the Weeping Wall. At the Columbia Icefield, hike to the Athabasca Glacier or take the Glacier Skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Learn of the region’s geology at the Columbia Icefield Centre or enjoy a guided walk to a scenic viewpoint. Then, finish your journey in Jasper.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

Take an outdoor-lover’s odyssey along Alberta’s famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, stopping to enjoy incredible scenery and a ride on the Athabasca glacier, during this 5.5-hour excursion from Jasper. Drive along this incredible roadway, set among two incredible national parks, admiring glacier-fed streams, iconic mountains and local wildlife as you go. Then make a stop for a ride aboard the all-terrain Ice Explorer on the surface of the Athabasca glacier. This Columbia Icefields excursion also includes admission to the Glacier Skywalk attraction, buffet lunch and round-trip transport from select hotels in Jasper.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Jasper to Lake Louise One-Way Tour

Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies on this 10-hour Jasper to Lake Louise one-way tour. Travel along the famous Icefields Parkway with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over mighty glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and sparkling mountain lakes. Stop at top attractions such as Athabasca Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Explore the Athabasca Glacier or take the skywalk over Sunwapta Valley. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Banff and Jasper, and finish your Canadian adventure near the rolling shores of magical Lake Louise.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$192.03 USD
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Lake Louise to Jasper One-Way Tour

Explore the Canadian wilderness on this 9-hour Lake Louise to Jasper one-way tour. Following a pickup from your Lake Louise accommodation, travel with your guide through the wilds of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Marvel at some of Canada’s most impressive mountainscapes, and discover snow-covered peaks and mighty glaciers. Take in top regional attractions on route such as Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia ice field, trek up to Athabasca Glacier or enjoy panoramic Sunwapta Valley views during the glacier skywalk.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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