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Columbia Ice Field, Jasper
(4.1/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
The remnant of a vast glacier that once covered the region, Columbia Ice Field takes the crown as the largest of its kind in the area. Surrounded by some of the park’s highest peaks, the expansive ice field feeds numerous rivers with its meltwater, including the Columbia and Fraser rivers in the western part of North America. Head for the ice field’s visitor center to learn more about the process of glacier formation and movement; from there, you can explore the only accessible part of the ice field, which reaches a thickness of 350 m (1,148 ft) in places. Be sure to bring your camera, as you’ll get a sweeping view of the mountains around you, nine of which stand at a height of more than 3,000 m (9,852 ft). Put Columbia Ice Field and other Jasper attractions into our Jasper vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You can experience much about the Athabasca Glacier without taking the expensive buses onto the glacier. You can park on the glacier side of the road and walk up to near the bottom of the glacier. Mak...  more »
  • Seeing the Columbia Ice Field was like being in a different world. It is simply breathtaking and unlike anything I've seen before. The water running through that hasn't frozen yet makes it even more b...  more »
  • It's Just , Just wonderful. True Nature there. I collected the water & drank. It's Amrit.., Necktar of Life.., Life time experiences.