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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.

Highlights

  • Admission to the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park
  • Admire panoramic views of glacial valleys and snow-capped peaks
  • Learn about the geology, ecology, biology and Aboriginal history of the glacial region from the interpretive displays that line the Skywalk
  • Feel your heart pound as you stand almost 1,000 feet above the valley floor on the glass-bottomed platform
  • Enjoy the stunning drive from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre along the Icefields Parkway

What You Can Expect

Glacier Skywalk Admission

The Glacier Skywalk is your front row seat to nature's most grand performance

Enjoy the breathtaking views (and breathtaking walk) out on the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-bottomed walkway situated 1,000 feet above the valley below. This unique viewing platform is the perfect spot to take your Alberta visit to new heights with incredible views and fascinating on-site exhibits.

Travel on your own along the Icefields Parkway – one of the most stunning highways in the world, with views of more than 100 glaciers and other alpine landscapes, before arriving at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, where your Glacier Skywalk experience begins. Board your coach for the quick five-minute transfer to the Glacier Skywalk, after which you’ll have plenty of time to explore the site at your leisure. It’s recommended you allow at least 45 minutes, though you’re free to stay at the site until closing time, when the last coach returns to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. 

Step out onto this incredible glass-bottomed viewing platform (called Discovery Vista) feeling your heart pump as you take in the amazing views of the nearby glacial valleys and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. If you’re looking for more to do while on-site, check out the Discovery Trail, offering interpretive displays on the region’s geology, biology, ecology and Aboriginal history, plus a walk along a cliff-edge boardwalk with great views of the valley.

For full details on the two different sections of the Glacier Skywalk, please read the itinerary details below.

Itinerary

The Glacier Skywalk is made up of two sections, which you may explore and enjoy at your own pace: 

Discovery Trail
As you walk along this cliff-edge boardwalk in the Sunwapta Valley, admire the stunning mountain vistas and enjoy the interpretive displays that strive to introduce you to the geological history and current physical features of Canada’s mighty glaciers. Learn about how water shaped this landscape millions of years ago, the ancient sea creatures that once lived here, the tough survival instincts of various life forms, the eco-friendly design and construction of the Skywalk, the plant life that lives in this region, and the way water flows from the Columbia Icefield to the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. 

Discovery Vista
Perched at the end of the Discovery Trail is this glass-bottomed platform that stands 918 feet (280 meters) above the Sunwapta Valley. It’s a thrilling way to enjoy the gorgeous views of the valley and the snow-capped mountain peaks.

Customer Reviews

Douglas B T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience. All staff very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it.

Carol K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Although the day was not sunny......the Skywalk was a wonderful experience.

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nicely organized. Comfortable buses. Spectacular view.
Thank You!

Malisa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was beautiful. The views were stunning and even this scared of heights person did well. The glass on the bridge was very clear and we could see bighorn sheep grazing under the bridge.

Diane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent views especially as it had been snowing

elaine p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour would of been fantastic if I could have completed it however my fear of heights stopped me from participating howevery.husband did do it and we have amazing photos. Tjiscwas well organised and informative

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was an awesome event. The skywalk gives an awesome view.

Deborah G

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Nice experience, but too crowdy in summer

Howard C

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Pretty good experience. Views are terrific. Unfortunately the weather wasn't to good but I still enjoyed it.

Simon B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Great tour. We really enjoyed it. My only issue is we booked online but when you get there you get given a time, ours was 1.5 hours after arrival. Not that much to do so seemed a waste but this is a minor thing. Still very much worth doing!

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