Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

52.220281, -117.22405

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About Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

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.

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

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.

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

Click on the GPS cordinates below for Columbia Icefield Discovery centre map and directions.

GPS: 52.220281,-117.22405

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How much to visit Columia Icefield Discovery Centre?

Free.

Included in National Park Admission fee.

Glacier view Inn rate: 199+. Taxes not included.

When to see Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre?

columbia visitors centre

Columbia Visitors Centre

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre Hours

Opens April 17, 2015

2014 Hours:

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.

sunwapta falls Icefields parkway Jasper

Sunwapta Falls,  Icefields parkway Jasper

Athabasca-falls

Athabasca Falls, Icefields Parkway

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