Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Canada
Guided interpretive adventures since 1985
Icewalk Deluxe details
Icewalks operate May 27 - October 8, 2017
The Icewalk Deluxe is a five to six hour trip up the entire length of the lower Athabasca Glacier, usually culminating in an ascent into the lowest of three icefalls. Starting in the parking lot nearest the glacier, we assess your level of ability and outfit everyone with the necessary equipment. Then we head off to the glacier.
Going past areas covered by the Ice Cubed walks, into some of the most rugged sections of the glacier, this hike is guaranteed to take your breath away! In the upper sections of the trip you'll have the opportunity to look into crevasses, gawk at towering seracs of ice and maybe even see an ice avalanche or two.
Although the distance isn't great (about 10 km round trip), the ice we walk over is never flat. You will need to pay attention and you will certainly sleep well after this trip!
Due to snow conditions on the glacier, these Icewalks usually begin mid June.
Distance: approximately 8.5 km round trip.
Elevation gain: About 300m
The terrain is not steep, but is bumpy and unstable in sections.
Recommended for kids 10 and over.
Daily, EXCEPT Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 9:00 AM, leaving promptly at 9:30 AM, Duration: 5-6 hours
Adults: $160.00 CDN, plus 5% GST.
Children: 10-16 years, $80.00, plus 5% GST.
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