People on a Glacier at the Columbia Icefields after getting off the Ice Explorer
A lady scooping up fresh glacier water at the Columbia Icefields
A family on the Skywalk glass bottom bridge at the Columbia Icefields looking out at the Canyon

Walk on a Glacier!

Columbia Icefield Adventure

From $109

Adventure Details

Activity Level
May - Sep
All Ages
2.5 hr drive

Experience the power of glaciers up-close on the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies, the Columbia Icefield Adventure. Travel on a massive Ice Explorer onto an ancient glacier then stand in the sky at the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

The Columbia Icefield Adventure includes the Ice Explorer Tour on the Athabasca Glacier and admission to the Skywalk.

Largest of all icefields in the Canadian Rockies, the Columbia Icefield is guarded by 11 of the Rockies' 22 highest peaks. The glacier straddles the Continental Divide, two provinces and two national parks, feeds three of Canada's largest rivers and eventually flows out into three oceans. The ice is 365 metres (1,200 feet) thick - about the height of the Empire State Building. It is a once in a lifetime experience. You will travel onto the glacier in a specially designed "Ice Explorer"  that will take you directly onto a 10,000 year old sheet of ice. 

Then, experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop. Welcome to Glacier Skywalk in the heart of the Canadian Rockies! You can select to just to the Glacier Skywalk (without the Ice explorer) but we recommend doing both activitites for the full experience.

For those that require transport from Banff, select the Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour from Banff. This includes the Columbia Icefield Adventure (ice explorer + skywalk) and lunch plus highlights along the way!

Book your Adventure

Columbia Icefield Adventure

Adult (16+): $109 Youth (6-15): $71 Child (0-5): Free

Columbia Icefield Skywalk (only)

Adult (16+): $41 Youth (6-15): $27 Child (0-5): Free

Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour from Banff

Adult (16+): $344 Youth (6-15): $224 Child (0-5): Free
Two Children getting on the Ice Explorer bus on the Columbia Icefield Glacier
A family on the glass bottom skybridge at the Columbia Icefield Adventure Centre
The Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield Glacier on a sunny bluebird day
Two children looking out on the beautiful Mountain views at the glass bottom skybridge
The entrance of the skybridge at the Columbia Icefield Adventure centre
  • On this incredible experience you’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer all-terrain vehicle to the Athabasca Glacier, a 10,000-year-old sheet of ice, where you can walk on, feel and drink from the glacier. From there, you’ll head to the glass-floored Skywalk for a jaw-dropping walk at the cliff’s edge.
  • The Columbia Icefield Adventure departs from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, located on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 N)—1 hour south of Jasper and 2.5 hours north of Banff. The Icefields Parkway has been recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world, with over 100 visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing waterfalls and numerous hiking trails, picnic spots and campgrounds.
  • The Columbia Icefield Adventure does not include transport. If guests require transport for this activity, they must select the Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour.
  • The daily operating hours are from 10am - 6pm (with seasonal changes)

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