Columbia Icefields

Canada: Alberta (Jasper National Park – Glacier Skywalk)

The Canadian wild west has always been a major attraction for nature lovers from all over the world and now Alberta has a new draw, the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park (http://www.brewster.ca/rocky-mountains/destinations/columbia-icefield/activities/glacier-skywalk/). Opened last May, this 1475-foot long glass-floored walkway carved and folded into the mountainous landscape gives the eerie sensation of floating above the Sunwapta Valley, which lies nearly 1,000 feet below.

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Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier

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The Glacier Skywalk is an experience like no other, offering adrenaline pumping views of majestic glaciers, ice-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and Canadian wildlife.

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Upon arriving at the Jasper National Park Visitor Center, guests are greeted by the Athabasca Glacier just across the parking lot. The Visitor Center offers tickets to various adventures, including the Glacier Skywalk. The cost for this one hour quest is $24.95. En route to the skywalk, tourists can explore the glacier ecosystem on the Discovery Trail, a walkway that snakes along the canyon wall.

Once you reach the Skywalk, you will be amazed by the views. Look down and you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago. Look up and you’ll see the most stunning glacial vistas. Look around and you’ll discover one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. The Skywalk has various numbered viewpoints where visitors can input the corresponding number to a hand-held device provided upon entry and learn about what they are seeing.

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Be aware that when visiting the Skywalk, you should always dress appropriately, as even in the summer months the temperatures tend to be on the chilly side. Always bring an extra sweater or jacket and make sure you have proper footwear.

The Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park is a definite bucket list contender for all who want to experience the priceless feeling comes from connecting with nature.

Address: The Icefields Parkway Columbia Icefield Glacier Di, Jasper National Park T1L 1J3

Phone: +1 800-760-6934

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