Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Glacier Skywalk, Improvement District No. 12



Seasonal, Mid April to Early Fall


About Glacier Skywalk, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Glacier Skywalk is 1,312-foot long walkway, perched 280 metres above the floor of the Sunwapta Valley, offering unobstructed vistas of the snow-capped mountains and valleys beyond.


What to Do at Glacier Skywalk?

Things to Do

From the moment you get down from the coach, walk the 400m trail, offering interpretive displays on the region’s geology, biology, ecology and Aboriginal history.

Walk out onto the glass-floored observation platform and see the awe-inspiring scenery around you from ice-capped mountain peaks to vast glacier-formed valleys.

See shows in the amphitheatre that covers flora and fauna of the Rockies and and the Engineering of the Glacier Skywalk.

When to visit Glacier Skywalk?

Glacier Skywalk Hours

Mid April to ~ Mid October, Daily

July 21 – October 18
Columbia Icefield Skywalk: Daily: 11 AM – 5:15 PM

Best time to visit:

Morning or late afternoon.

Time required to visit:

1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest

How much will it cost to visit Glacier Skywalk?

Adults (age 16+): $32.00 (in advance)/ $35.00
Child (age 6-15): $16.00 (in advance)/ $18.00
Infant (age 0-5): Free

Admission includes: shuttle transportation between the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre and the Glacier Skywalk, a hand-held audio guide and access to the interpretive walkway and the glass-floor platform.

How to get to Glacier Skywalk?

Glacier Skywalk Directions and Location:

Glacier Skywalk is located near Columbia Icefield on Icefields Parkway, 1 hour south of Jasper and 2.5 hours north of Banff.

Your ticket includes transportation to Glacier Skywalk. Reach Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, from there Board your coach to the Glacier Skywalk.

The Columbia Icefield Skywalk is only accessible by a free shuttle from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre.

Shuttles depart every 15 minutes to and fro.
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Parking: No at Glacier Walk, Parking at Columbia Icefield Centre

What about amenities and accessibility?


Wheel chair accessible – wheelchair van service needs to be booked at least 24 hours in advance either at one Explore Rockies outlets or directly at the attraction.



All amenities are available at Columbia Icefield Centre

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