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. A new way to connect with the Canadian Rockies!
GLACIER SKYWALK, Go beyond nature’s edge and immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring interpretive experience in one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Explore the immense powers of glaciology from a fully-accessible, cliff-edge walkway that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 280 metres (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley. From ice-capped mountain peaks to vast glacier-formed valleys, the Glacier Skywalk is your front row seat to nature’s most grand performance.
Address:Hwy 93 North – Icefield Parkway, Box 1258, Columbia Icefield, AB BANFF JASPER COLECTION 1.866.606.6700
Stride boldly across a glass-floored lookout for an 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.
The Glacier Skywalk experience begins with a five-minute scenic transfer by coach from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Take your time as you journey along the Discovery Trail – a fully-accessible, cliff-edge walkway that extends along the Sunwapta Valley. Look down and you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago. Look up and you’ll see the most stunning mountain and glacial vistas. Look around and you’ll discover one of the most unique ecosystems in the world – in a place where it’s so hard to survive, the adaptation never ends.
The grand finale to this experience is a glass-floored observation platform 280 metres (918 feet) over the Sunwapta Valley. This is a bird’s eye view that’s fully accessible to all abilities and is an incredibly unique perspective of nature at its finest.
This entire journey is presented in an interpretive story-telling format that’ll connect you on a deeper level with the natural world. It’s a place so special that only a handful of people in the world have had the opportunity to experience it. In other words, it’s flat. out. awesome!
Getting to the Glacier Skywalk
The Glacier Skywalk departs from the Columbia Icefields Glacier Discovery Centre, 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.
All vehicles must park at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre when visiting the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Adventure.
No car? No worries! Brewster Sightseeing tours provide tours from Calgary, Banff & Jasper that include the Glacier Adventure. We offer pick-up & drop-off service at most of the major hotels in downtown Calgary & Banff.
Dining at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre
Indulge in a delicious meal, sip cocktails overlooking the famous Athabasca Glacier, or fuel up for your mountaintop adventure with two all-new great dining options at the Columbia Icefield. Remember your experience with great finds at the Gift Shop, plus take home the perfect picture from the interactive photo shop.
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