Go beyond nature's edge

Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop.

The Glacier Skywalk is an experience like no other: a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement. Start by taking your time to explore a cliff-edge walkway that is filled with nature-inspired interpretive exhibits. Look down and you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago. Look up and you’ll see the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Look around and you’ll discover one of the most unique ecosystems in the world; a place where it’s so hard to survive that adaptation never stops. 
 
The grand finale to this experience is a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls.
 
The entire journey is presented in an interpretive story telling format that will be sure to leave you with a special bond with our natural world that few people have the opportunity to experience.
$32
/Adult
AGES 6-15 $16
AGES 5 & UNDER FREE
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Your best bet is to arrive in the early morning or late afternoon. Beat the crowds and increase your chance of wildlife sightings.

The best time to visit the Columbia Icefield is before 11:00 am or after 3:00 pm.
Glacier Skywalk Amphitheatre
Enjoy an interactive learning experience that covers a wide range of topics, including Herbivores vs. Carnivores, Bears of the Rockies, Fossils in the Mountains and the Engineering of the Glacier Skywalk. Located in the amphitheatre, presentations are free of charge and run daily every half hour from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you’d like to learn more, guides are on hand all around the attraction to educate you about birds, bighorn sheep and other animals. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, handle unique props and have one-on-one conversations with our guides.
Glacier Adventure
Combine the the Glacier Skywalk with a walk on an ancient glacier, giving you the full Columbia Icefield experience. Find out more »
Columbia Icefield Restaurant
The Glacier Discovery Centre has two dining options: a cafeteria and a family-friendly dining room. Open daily, the cafeteria offers a wide range of options from salads to hamburgers. The dining room serves breakfast and dinner à la carte, and lunch is offered as a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet – perfect for an afternoon of mountain adventure.
Columbia Icefield Curio Shop
Located on the first floor of the Glacier Discovery Centre, the Curio Shop offers clothing, postcards and other souvenirs perfect for preserving your memories of the Columbia Icefield.
Columbia Icefield Sightseeing Tours
Let us drive while you explore the Icefields Parkway. Join a sightseeing tour that includes the Glacier Adventure, the Glacier Skywalk and other iconic locations on the Icefields Parkway. 
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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

2016 Ticket Prices
Adults (age 16+) $32.00
Child (age 6-15) $16.00
Infant (age 0-5) Free

  • Children age 5 and under are free.
  • Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds.
  • Attraction tickets are non-refundable.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
2016 Operating Hours
Apr 15 - Apr 29 Daily 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Apr 30 - May 27 Daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 28 - Jul 10 Daily 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Jul 11 - Sep 4 Daily 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sep 5 - Oct 2 Daily 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Oct 3 - Oct 16 Daily 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM*

*Weather permitting
  • Tour times are required and subject to availability. Tour times can be booked in advance at any Explore Rockies location or upon arrival at the attraction.
  • To avoid peak times, plan your visit in the early morning from 10am-11am or late in the day from 3pm-5pm.

Getting Here

GPS Coordinates:
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 52°13.220 N and Longitude 117°13.441 W.
Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Icefields Parkway
The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is located on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 N) – 1 hour south of Jasper and 2.5 hours north of Banff. The Icefields Parkway has been recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world, with over 100 visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing waterfalls and numerous hiking trails, picnic spots and campgrounds.

Parking
All vehicles must park at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre when visiting the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Adventure.

Schedule
Tours depart every 15 to 30 minutes from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. 

No car? No worries! Explore Rockies sightseeing tours provide tours from Banff & Jasper that include the Glacier Skywalk. We offer pick-up & drop-off service at most of the major hotels in Banff.

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