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 Directions & 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 visit Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre?
Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre Hours
April 17, 2015 – October 18, 2015 | Daily
Apr 17 to Apr 30 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
May 1 to May 29 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 30 to Sep 7 | 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sep 8 to Sep 30 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oct 1 to Oct 18 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For Parks Canada Visitor Centre Hours in Discovery Centre
May 9 to September 27, 2015 Daily | 10:00 AM. to 5:00 PM ( Verify).Phone: 780-852-6288
What about Discovery Centre Amenities, Accessibilty & Parking?
Parking available. Picnic tables. Restaurant & Cafe.
Icefield Centre Hotel – Glacier view Inn (closed in Winter – November to May)
Gift shop. Wheel chair accessible.
Click on the pictures below to know more about other attractions in Icefields Parkway