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Stride boldly across a glass-floored lookout for an adventure rich in scenery and wonder

Step out on a cliff-edge walkway where giant glaciers perch above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spreads out below. The Columbia Icefield Skywalk experience features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting 1-kilometre walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot (280 m) drop. The walk is presented in an interpretive storytelling format that will connect you to the natural world in a deep and meaningful way.

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BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST AVAILABLE TICKET PRICE
Lock in the best rate when you book in advance
Ages 5 and under ride free
Bundle & save up to 25% with combo packages
Alberta residents' rates available


2020 Tour Dates: May 15 – October 18*
*Weather dependent

Explore the view from our cliff-side

From a drip of water to a massive field of ice

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk is a bird’s eye view of the Sunwapta Valley, born in the Columbia Icefields. Waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and glaciers star in a complex display of nature’s wonders. You’ll connect with the Canadian Rockies in a deep, meaningful and unforgettable way.

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DINE BY THE GLACIER

DINE BY THE GLACIER

Overlooking the mighty Athabasca Glacier rests Altitude Restaurant, a truly unique dining experience located directly off the world-famous Icefield Parkway. Altitude’s décor brings the outdoors in. Everything from the crevasse-blue light fixtures to the rock-like surfaces and icy-blue textiles mirrors the glacial history that it overlooks. Altitude’s menu features locally-sourced ingredients such as a rack of lamb from Sungold Farms. Altitude is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.


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Tips & Tricks

BEAT THE CROWDS

The best time to visit the Columbia Icefield is before 1 PM or after 3 PM. Beat the crowds, increase your chance of wildlife sightings and take advantage of enhanced experiences like a guided morning tour on the Skywalk.

ALTITUDE AND CHALET RESTAURANTS

Two great dining options! Chalet serves casual and fresh food from a grab-and-go menu. Altitude takes the experience of dining to new heights; with exceptional glacier views and locally-sourced Canadian cuisine.

MORNINGS ARE SPECIAL

Join our interpretive guides for a small-group tour and take your Skywalk experience to a deeper level. Discover how the environment of the Canadian Rockies is one of adaptation. No extra cost. Tours are first-come, first-served. 

ACCESSIBILITY AT ITS CORE

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk is a sidewalk-type of access that can easily accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and strollers. Contact us 24 hours in advance to secure a wheelchair-supported visit.

THE ULTIMATE GLACIER ADVENTURE

Pair your adventure on the Skywalk with a trip on the massive Ice Explorers as part of the Columbia Icefield Adventure. It’s two iconic experiences in one!

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Let us do the driving! Join a sightseeing tour that includes the Columbia Icefield Adventure, Skywalk and other iconic locations on the Icefields Parkway.
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A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

 
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