STRIDE BOLDLY ACROSS A GLASS-FLOORED LOOKOUT FOR A THRILLING 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 Glacier 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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The wildfire in the Verdant Creek area of Kootenay National Park continues to burn since first being detected on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Parks Canada staff are actively managing the fire; however, smoke is affecting air quality and reduced visibility in some areas of Banff National Park. 
 
At this time, there are no impacts or disruptions to our operations.
 
Those with respiratory conditions should take precaution when visiting the area while smoke advisories are in place.

We are working closely with our partners to monitor and stay informed about the wildfire to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information.
For more information on the Verdant Creek wildfire, please visit Parks Canada’s website.

SMOKE IS CLEARING: View of the Glacier Skywalk at 2PM Friday.

From a drip of water to a massive field of ice

The Glacier 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.

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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EVENINGS ON THE ICE
Up Coming Events

Guided morning tours

Available Daily

Join a guided tour at 10:15am or 10:45am to discover how the environment of the Canadian Rockies is one of adaptation. It’s a quiet time of day. Complimentary with a Glacier Skywalk ticket, limited to 15 guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Tips & Tricks

BEAT THE CROWDS
The best time to visit the Columbia Icefields is before 1pm or after 3pm. Beat the crowds, increase your chance of wildlife sightings and take advantage of enhanced experiences like a guided morning tour on the Glacier Skywalk.
ALTITUDE and CHALET RESTAURANTS
Two all-new restaurants! 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. 
THE ULTIMATE GLACIER ADVENTURE
Pair your adventure on the Glacier Skywalk with a trip on the massive Ice Explorers as part of the Glacier Adventure. It’s two iconic experiences in one!
ACCESSIBILITY AT ITS CORE
The Glacier 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.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Let us do the driving! Join a sightseeing tour that includes the Glacier Adventure, Glacier Skywalk and other iconic locations on the Icefields Parkway. Explore Sightseeing tours

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