Discover the power of nature on the Columbia Icefield Adventure—the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. At the heart of the incredible Icefields Parkway is one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world. It’s the adventure of a lifetime at the Columbia Icefield. Ancient stories, astounding scenery and a deep sense of wonder are at the heart of this unforgettable experience.
You’ll explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier on a giant Ice Explorer - During a 90-minute tour, driver guides share fascinating facts about the place of glaciers in our world along the trip up and onto the Athabasca Glacier. You can step onto ancient ice estimated to be up to 1200 feet deep, and even fill a water bottle with the purest of glacier water.
Then, history comes alive as you walk out on the glass-bottomed Skywalk; a thrilling adventure that traces the path of mighty glaciers through the Rocky Mountains. The 1-hour self-guided experience features an interpretive journey along a cliff-edge walkway, leading to a place unlike any other in the Canadian Rockies.
Floating 918 feet above the glacial Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park, a glass-floored observation platform invites visitors to enter an awe-inspiring natural world of soaring birds, nimble mountain goats, tumbling glaciers and rugged peaks.