Glacier Skywalk

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. Welcome to the all-new Glacier Skywalk in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!
 
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.
1 Hour
from $24.95

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Hours & Rates

The Glacier Skywalk is now closed for winter and will reopen in Spring 2015.

Please check back shortly for our new hours & rates!


 

Getting Here

Driving Distances to the Glacier Skywalk
Banff, Alberta 180 km 2.5 hours
Jasper, Alberta 108 km  1 hour
Lake Louise, Alberta 120 km 1.5 hours
Calgary, Alberta 308 km 3.5 hours
Edmonton, Alberta 450 km 5 hours
Vancouver, BC 932 km 10.5 hours

Note: Drive times are based on direct travel routes and exclude stop times for sightseeing.

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.
Directions
The Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre is the departure point for the Glacier Skywalk. There is no parking available onsite at the Glacier Skywalk. There is ample parking for vehicles, RVs and motor coaches at the Glacier Discovery Centre. The Glacier Discovery Centre is located on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 N) approximately 6 kilometres south of the Glacier Skywalk - 1 hour from Jasper and 2.5 hours from Banff. The Icefields Parkway has been recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world with over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing waterfalls and numerous hiking trails, picnic spots and campgrounds.
 
Travelers heading north from Banff or Lake Louise will follow the Bow, Mistaya and North Saskatchewan Rivers and experience such spectacular sights as Lake Louise, Bow Lake, Peyto and Crowfoot Glaciers, Mistaya Canyon and the Weeping Wall. From Jasper, the route passes Athabasca Falls and the Sunwapta Canyon. It is an unmatched majestic beauty and a wilderness habitat for elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat and both grizzly and black bears.
 
Leaving Banff, travel 57 kilometers (35 miles) north on the Trans-Canada Highway #1 to Lake Louise. Then travel 125 kilometers (78 miles) north, from Lake Louise on The Icefields Parkway Hwy 93N to the Columbia Icefield.
 
Leaving Calgary, travel 183 kilometers (114 miles) west on the Trans-Canada Highway #1 to Lake Louise. Then travel 125 kilometers (78 miles) north, from Lake Louise on The Icefields Parkway Hwy 93N to the Columbia Icefield.

Leaving Edmonton, travel 366 kilometers (220 miles) west on The Yellowhead Hwy #16, to Jasper. Then travel 108 kilometers (67 miles) south on The Icefields Parkway Hwy 93N, to the Columbia Icefield.


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