About Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
The visitor’s centre, named Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, located opposite Columbia Icefield is inside a ‘Green’ building, with many environmentally friendly features.
The building completely shutdowns in winter.
Columbia Icefield Centre also houses a small museum(discovery centre) and Glacier view inn.
What to do at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre?
Things to do at Columbia Icefield visitor centre
See the Columbia Icefield nestled on the foot of majestic Mount Athabasca.
Learn about glaciers, how they are formed and the impact of climate change on glaciers through interpretive displays and audio visual presentations.
Visit Parks Canada desk at the main level and get all the information you need for your Banff-Jasper Trip.
Get your tickets for Glacier Adventure and start your adventure here.
See the Snowcoaches used to transport the visitors for the glacier walk/ice walk in an earlier era. Learn about the mechanics of how the coaches travel on ice through display boards.
Discovery Centre is also the departure/arrival point for the free shuttle that takes visitors to & from the Glacier Skywalk.
Stay in the Glacier View Inn.
How to get to Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre?
Columbia Icefield Visitors Centre Direction & Location
Located in Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway, 4 km from Sunwapta Pass , the Columbia Icefield Discovery centre is ~ 104 km from Jasper town, ~128 km from Lake Louise and 49 km from Saskatchewan river crossing. The visitors centre is located on the opposite side of the Columbia Icefield.
Click on the GPS cordinates below for Columbia Icefield Discovery centre map and directions.
How much to visit Columia Icefield Discovery Centre?
Included in National Park Admission fee.
Glacier view Inn rate: 199+. Taxes not included.
When to see Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre?
Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre Hours
Opens April 17, 2015
April 18 to April 30 & Oct. 1 to Oct. 19,2014 : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May 1 to May 31 & Sept. 2 to Sept. 30,2014 : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
June 1 to Sept. 1,2014 : 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
For Parks Canada Visitor Centre Hours in Discovery Centre ( Verify).Phone: 780-852-6288
Mid May – End of September | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM (2015 hours TBA)
What about Discovery Centre Amenities, Accessibilty & Parking?
Parking available. Picnic tables. Restaurant & Cafe.
Icefield Centre Hotel – Glacier view Inn
Gift shop. Wheel chair accessible.