Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Unique glass viewing platform in Jasper National Park with a spectacular view of all glaciers

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk is a large glass platform at the famous Columbia Icefield. It is one of the attractions of Jasper National Park. It offers a spectacular view of the mountains, the glaciers and everything around it. However, it is not the best viewpoint on Athabasca Glacier. You can see it on the left, but there is partly a hill in front of it.

Jasper National Park has had the Columbia Icefield Skywalk since 2014. The 35 meter long glass boardwalk hangs above the Sunwapta Valley. You look into the deep glacial valley, as normally only the eagles do.

Don't be too scared, although the Columbia Icefield Skywalk makes you feel like you can drop through it at any moment. That is why not everyone goes on it, just pay attention. Although it is a special experience. But you have to dare to visit this attraction.

The view from the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

How to get to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk

You can get here via Highway 93 between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper. The price is hefty, which makes you wonder if it’s worth it. In this part of Canada you see a beautiful landscape around every corner.

Best time to visit Columbia Icefield Skywalk

The best time to go is in the afternoon when the light is soft. And you also avoid the large groups, which makes your experience a lot less. And there is also the chance of wildlife such as mountain goats and deer.

Keep in mind that this is a popular excursion for many visitors to Jasper National Park. As a result, buses full of tourists regularly stop here. And your experience suddenly changes. That is why it is smart to adjust your visit.

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