Pursuit's Safety Promise is our commitment to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. Through this program, we will ensure that everyone feels safe at our experiences so that the power of our places can shine through.

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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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Summer 2020 Opening

We’ve implemented industry-leading distancing and cleaning standards to safely open when the time is right. We are anticipating that time to be June 19.

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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: June 19 – October 18*
*Weather & social distancing dependent

Safety Promise Guest Information & Reservation Policy

Safety Promise at the Columbia Icefield

Safe
Safe:
Ensure adequate physical distancing
  • Reduce occupancy at the Glacier Discovery Centre, limit capacity on Ice Explorers & buses to 50%.
  • Create one-way directional flow at Skywalk to provide social distancing.
Clean
Clean:
Heightened hygiene & sanitation protocols
  • Increased cleaning protocols throughout experiences.
  • Sanitize Ice Explorers and buses after each trip.
  • Provide hand sanitizer throughout our experience.
Informed
Informed:
Rigourous staff training & communications
  • Train staff to ensure everyone’s safety & well-being.
  • Ongoing collaboration with regional partners & experts.
Peace of Mind
Peace of Mind:
Taking a positive approach
  • We've implemented these strategies so you can relax and be inspired by the spectacular Canadian Rockies.

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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Let your love float above the valley

Take your wedding to the edge and say "I do" 918 ft above ground. For the first time ever, we are offering weddings packages at the Columbia Icefield. Host your ceremony atop a glass-floored walkway that's made exclusively for you! Then, dine glacier-side and stay the night at the Glacier View Lodge - our newest boutique hotel.

Now accepting Summer 2020 & 2021 Bookings

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Questions? Contact our Local Experts

A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

 
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