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Review of Columbia Ice Field

Columbia Ice Field
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Daughter and I had a great trip up to the Glacier, on the way up it was snowing but at the top the cloud broke and we had blue sky and sunshine, it was beautiful and great photo opportunities. Our guide was very informative and very Kindly took photos for us.
Well worth a visit it is breathtaking, we also had a drink from the melted glacier only wish we had taken a bottle with us....

Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip to the glacier which was spectacular. The skywalk is also impressive.
Be aware if booking a time in advance that you should arrive at least 30 minutes earlier than the allotted time. The queues were considerable and we missed our time slot even though we were 10 minutes early. We were not informed of this when we rang up to book the slot. We were also late because of extensive roadworks. But the stunning scenery made it worthwhile. A must when visiting the Rockies.

Thank judy062
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by the glacier and walked up. You need to do this. It is amazing. The walk up the hill is very difficult. Wheelchairs and people with any difficulties in mobility or heart or respiratory issues cannot do the hill. (warning signs up even)
Wished that they created the walk right to the ice.
It was freezing the day we went so make sure you bring the appropriate clothing with you

Thank Jackie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be warned this place gets busy in spring / summer with tourists and Ice Explorers going up & down to the Ice Field approx. every 30 mins. Everything runs like clockwork with the Ice Explorer guides/drivers providing informative commentary on the environmental history, climate change impact as well as a good dose of humour on the way to & from the Ice Field. The explorer ride itself was exciting due to the steep hilly nature of the terrain and we even managed to spot some mountain goats.

The actual stop on the Ice field is limited to 15 mins and we were advised not to drink the glacial run off water as it's not as clean as suggested.The Ice Field is huge, stretching over a vast area and the glaciers amazing.

You'll struggle to get a photo opportunity without other tourists being in your photo but a camera is a must none the less. I'd advise wearing layers/possibly light rainwear because once on the Ice Field the temperature drops and the wind can be biting. You need to be independently mobile and wear sturdy footwear with good grip as the Ice Field is obviously a bit slippy.

I'm pleased i've had the opportunity to have this experience during the shoulder-season as I might not have enjoyed it as much in the peak spring/summer tourist season.

Thank Explorer968
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Ice Explorer ride to the Ice Field/Glacier so we could walk on the glacier. We learned that where we walked the glacier was 800 feet deep. The walk was fun and the ride on the Ice Explorer was exciting.

Thank Sue R
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