Canadian Rockies Road Trip – Columbia Icefields Skywalk

We stopped at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre and booked a tour to visit the Columbia Icefields Skywalk. The Glacier Skywalk is a glass-floored observation platform cantilevered more 900 feet above the Sunwapta Valley floor

The 1km walkway is well laid out and takes you out on a glass-bottomed walkway right over the valley which is a little disconcerting till you get used to it.

From the skywalk you get great views down the valley with forests, waterfalls and dramatic mountains.

On our return to the Columbia Icefields Discovery Centre we could look out over the Athabasca Glacier through the rather misty and rainy conditions. The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently loses depth at a rate of about 5 metres per year and has receded more than 1.5 km and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years.

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