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Glacier Walking Nature & Wildlife

Discover the Athabasca Glacier, part of the largest icefield in North America. The Columbia Icefield was formed around 10,000 years ago when most of western Canada was cloaked in ice. It spans 325 sq km (125 sq mi) and reaches a depth of 360 m (1,180 ft). Hop on an Ice Explorer bus with giant rubber wheels that takes you right up onto the glacier or go up on foot on a three-hour guided ice walk. Combine the tour with a stroll along a cliff-edge walkway at the nearby Glacier Skywalk and step out onto a glass observation platform suspended 280 m (919 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley.

9 Amazing Things to Do in Jasper

Sara Hamil Tourism Jasper

In Jasper, there’s no such thing as tourists. People who venture to Jasper are adventurers and explorers - novices and experts. Here are nine amazing things to do in Jasper National Park.

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Athabasca Glacier walking in the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park
Walking on the Athabasca Glacier

Easy Escapes: Alberta, Canada

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Looking for an exhilarating holiday driving through epic landscapes? Then head for the Canadian Rockies, says Tracey Nightingale.

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Western Explorer Holiday

One of the most popular train tours, the Western Explorer. Jump on board the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountaineer and discover some of the most stunning sceneries in the whole of Canada!

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2017-09-16
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Glacier Adventure

Jasper, Alberta
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Every corner of the world has its must-see attraction… in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, it’s the Athabasca Glacier. The Glacier Adventure tour uses massive Brewster Ice Explorers specifically designed for glacial travel to take passengers on a remarkable, interpretive excursion up onto the surface of the ancient glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield, the largest of its kind in the Canadian Rockies.

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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure™ reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier.

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