Friday, April 11, 2014

Opening of Glacier Skywalk in Alberta, Canada

The new Glacier Skywalk opens May 1, 2014 opens off the Icefields Parkway. A path has a series of stations explaining the areas geology and history. Visitors then reach the u-shaped skywalk which juts out 98 feet from the cliff face.

Through the glass floor of the open air walkway, visitors can look down 918 feet to the valley below, home to the 125 square mile Columbia Icefield.

The skywalk is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in May, from 9 to 6 in June, July and August, 10 to 5 in September and 10 to 4 in October. Entry fee is CAD $24.95.

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