We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again. There’s no place quite like Alberta. From the big bustling cities and charming little towns to the many parks and one-of-a-kind sights, there’s so much to explore – especially in the Rockies!

A must-see for those visiting the area? The Columbia Icefield!

The biggest and best in the mountain range, this icy marvel covers approximately 230 square kilometres to a depth of 1,200 feet and is 28 kilometres long.

“The Columbia Icefield is a surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada’s mountains,” Parks Canada explains.

“Nearly three-quarters of the park’s highest peaks are located close to the icefield; ideally placed to catch much of the moisture that Pacific winds carry across the British Columbia interior. Most of this precipitation falls as snow; up to 7 metres a year!”

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Want to check it out yourself? We’d recommend visiting the Skywalk!

Open between May and October every year, this experience offers so much more than a great view.

In addition to seeing the icefields from the glass skywalk (918 feet above), guests can also climb aboard their all-terrain Ice Explorer which will take you right onto the great Athabasca Glacier.

Admire fossils, see waterfalls, breathe in the cold air and see goats and other wildlife – you’re in for a memorable adventure!

Columbia Icefields, Alberta 

When: May 2024
Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12