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 $29.95
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Please note: The Glacier Skywalk is now closed for the season and will reopen May 1, 2015!

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Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

2015 Ticket Prices
Adults (age 16+) $29.95
Child (age 6-15) $14.95
Infant (age 0-5) Free

  • Children age 5 and under are free
  • Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds
2015 Operating Hours
Apr 17 - Apr 30 Closed  
May 1 - May 29 Daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 30 - Sep 7 Daily 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sep 8 - Sep 30 Daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oct 1 - Oct 18 Daily 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM*

*Weather permitting

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 Discovery Centre is the departure point for the Glacier Skywalk. Ample parking for vehicles, RVs and motor coaches is available at the Discovery Centre. A frequent shuttle service transports guests to the Glacier Skywalk attraction. Located on the Icefields Parkway, this route is known as one of the most scenic drives in the world with turquoise lakes, rushing waterfalls and over 100 visible glaciers.

Travelers heading north from Banff and Lake Louise follow the Mistaya and North Saskatchewan River systems, passing by the iconic sights of Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, and the Weeping Wall. From Jasper, the route passes Athabasca Falls and the Sunwapta Canyon. This rugged expanse of mountain wilderness is home to elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goats, grizzly bears, and black bears.
 
From Banff, travel 57 kms (35 miles) north on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Lake Louise. Pass the Lake Louise turnoff and continue for approximately 1 km, watch for the Hwy 93N exit indicating the Columbia Icefield. Follow Hwy 93N for 125 kilometers (78 miles), to the Columbia Icefield. 
 
From Calgary, travel 183 kms (114 miles) west on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Lake Louise.  Pass the Lake Louise turnoff and continue for approximately 1 km, watch for the Hwy 93N exit indicating the Columbia Icefield. Follow Hwy 93N for 125 kilometers (78 miles), to the Columbia Icefield. 

From Edmonton, travel 366 kms (220 miles) west on Yellowhead Hwy #16, to Jasper. Proceed past the Jasper turnoff approximately 2 kms to the 93S Junction. Turn left onto 93S Icefields Parkway and follow for 102 kms (63 miles) to the Columbia Icefield.


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