Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop. Welcome to the all-new Glacier Skywalk in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!
The Glacier Skywalk is an experience like no other: a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement. Start by taking your time to explore a cliff-edge walkway that is filled with nature-inspired interpretive exhibits. Look down and you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago. Look up and you’ll see the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Look around and you’ll discover one of the most unique ecosystems in the world; a place where it’s so hard to survive that adaptation never stops.
The grand finale to this experience is a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls.
The entire journey is presented in an interpretive story telling format that will be sure to leave you with a special bond with our natural world that few people have the opportunity to experience.
Driving Distances to the Columbia Icefield
|Banff, AB||180 km||2.5 hrs|
|Jasper, AB||108 km||1 hr|
|Lake Louise, AB||120 km||1.5 hrs|
|Calgary, AB||308 km||3.5 hrs|
|Edmonton, AB||450 km||5 hrs|
|Vancouver, BC||932 km||10.5 hrs|
Travelers heading north from Banff and Lake Louise follow the Mistaya and North Saskatchewan River systems, passing by the iconic sights of Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, and the Weeping Wall. From Jasper, the route passes Athabasca Falls and the Sunwapta Canyon. This rugged expanse of mountain wilderness is home to elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goats, grizzly bears, and black bears.
From Banff, travel 57 kms (35 miles) north on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Lake Louise. Pass the Lake Louise turnoff and continue for approximately 1 km, watch for the Hwy 93N exit indicating the Columbia Icefield. Follow Hwy 93N for 125 kilometers (78 miles), to the Columbia Icefield.
From Calgary, travel 183 kms (114 miles) west on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Lake Louise. Pass the Lake Louise turnoff and continue for approximately 1 km, watch for the Hwy 93N exit indicating the Columbia Icefield. Follow Hwy 93N for 125 kilometers (78 miles), to the Columbia Icefield.
From Edmonton, travel 366 kms (220 miles) west on Yellowhead Hwy #16, to Jasper. Proceed past the Jasper turnoff approximately 2kms to the 93S Junction. Turn left onto 93S Icefields Parkway and follow for 102 kms (63 miles) to the Columbia Icefield.
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 52°13.220 N and Longitude 117°13.441 W.
Brewster Travel Canada has been providing amazing natural experiences to guests of the Canadian Rocky Mountains since 1892. Starting with two young Brewster brothers providing guided excursions in the Rocky Mountain national parks, we are now a leading travel and tourism provider in Canada offering Canada-wide vacation packages. We own and operate four of the biggest attractions in the Rocky Mountains; the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise, Glacier Adventure and the all new Glacier Skywalk.