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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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  • We did the ice fields parkway as part of a Rockies road trip. The section between Lake Louise and Jasper was stunning. Make sure you take drinks and something to eat as we did not see anywhere along t...  more »
  • Make this a must to attraction. The experience is unique and a lot of fun. You can combine this ticket with the Skywalk just down the road. A great experience 
  • Such an awesome view of a natural ice field. The mountains were so beautiful and majestic. The blue sky and white snow just sparkled.