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Glacier Walking Nature & Wildlife

Glacier walking is the most epic stroll you’ll ever take. How can it not be? Hundreds of kilometers of 10,000 year old, extremely thick ice? It's crazy to imagine all of Alberta was covered in glaciers millions of years ago. A glacier walk includes the most refreshing, icy tonic ever: ancient glacier meltwater. • Walk it: You can take the monstrous Ice Explorer bus to the Athabasca glacier, or a three-hour guided ice walk instead. • Cherry on top: Post-glacier walk, tip-toe out to the Glacier Skywalk – a glass observation platform suspended 280 m (919 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley. 

Glacier walking on the Columbia Icefield

Athabasca Glacier walking in the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park

Athabasca Glacier | Sean Thonson

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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Glacier Adventure

Your adventure includes a ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in the all-terrain Ice Explorer with the grand finale, a stroll along the cliff-edged walkway of the Glacier Skywalk. Save 10% when you book in advance (48 hrs+ before arrival). Some restrictions apply, see website for details.

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Alberta Landscape and Cultural Discovery

Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodoos, emerald lakes and fascinating arts, Alberta is home to a changing landscape and an array of activities. Visitors will explore diverse scenery on this 11-night tour, from the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies to the prairie lands and coulee landscapes of the Badlands.

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Columbia Icefields Tour

This is an incredible opportunity to experience this famous highway and explore the Athabasca Glacier. Travel from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield and back with numerous sightseeing stops along the way. Admission to the Glacier Adventure and Glacier SkyWalk included. Offered Mondays and Thursdays.

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Ridgeline Guiding Services

Canmore, Alberta
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Based in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Ridgeline's professionally certified ACMG guides are happy to provide you with enjoyable mountain guided experiences for all skill levels. We offer private guided trips and training courses in the areas of: Rock, Ice, & Alpine Climbing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Scrambling, Via Ferrata Tours, Rescue, Navigation, & more. Contact us today and lets start making memories tomorrow that last a lifetime!!

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Glacier Adventure

Jasper, Alberta
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Discover the power of nature on the Glacier 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. You’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk at the cliff’s edge.

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Aster Mountain Adventures

Canmore, Alberta

We are a small tour company offering guided hiking, backpacking, climbing and backcountry skiing adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Contact us to arrange a tour customized to your preferences. We also offer scheduled interpretive hikes on 'Glaciers and Climate Change'. These hikes are offered at two locations - Wilcox Pass, near the Columbia Icefields and the Iceline Trail. Learn all about how glaciers have shaped our landscape in the past and at present, and what the future holds for glaciers in the Canadian Rockies.

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