How difficult is the Ice Cubed or Icewalk in the Afternoon? If you do any regular
exercise at all, you should have no difficulties. We don’t walk fast and we make
numerous stops along the way. However, we are located at 2000m (6500 ft) above sea
level, so occasionally people notice the altitude. If you have bad knee or joint
problems, or heart troubles, then we don’t recommend it.
How difficult is the Icewalk Deluxe? The Icewalk Deluxe hike is mostly just longer
(8.5 km as opposed to 5 km) than the shorter hikes. The terrain is very undulating
and you have to watch your step. It is not steep, but at 2200 m, occasionally people
notice the altitude. You will sleep well that night!
Do you provide transport to the Columbia Icefield? No. You would need to rent a car
since the schedules of public transport do not fit with the times of the Icewalks.
What should I wear? Warm clothes, no shorts! The guides usually wear a wool shirt,
a wind stopper layer or sweater and always bring a rain jacket. Hiking pants are
best, although jeans will do. Remember, we can provide all the gear you need, but
you will be most comfortable in your own gear. Check the Equipment page for full
Do you have boots for me? I wear a size 14. We have hiking shoes and boots between
kids size 3 and adult size 14.
How cold does it get up there? Generally between 5 and 15 degrees C. (That’s about
40 to 60 degrees F.) On sunny days there is always a wind on the glacier. Don’t
I missed the tour? Can I get a refund? No, but we will do our best to get you on another
tour. Our cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to the Icewalk.
If it’s raining do you still go out? We always try to go, even if the weather is inclement.
Most often the rains at the Icefield come and go quickly, so we sometimes delay for
a short time. Remember that we can give you the necessary rain gear. If there are
thunderstorms, we will cancel and offer you a full refund. This only happens once
or twice a summer.