Columbia Icefield Centre

Summer Season: Columbia Icefields Centre along Icefields Parkway North of Saskatchewan River Crossing - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: Columbia Icefields Centre in Summer

Columbia Icefield Centre is located in Jasper National Park, just 5km north of the Jasper-Banff National Park Boundary (Sunwapta Pass), on the spectacular Icefields Parkway (Highway #93 North).

Original Icefield Chalet opened by Jack Brewster in 1939 with Red Roof, Which Later Changed to The Current Columbia Icefield Centre with Green Roof - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 1, 2011: The original Icefield Chalet opened by Jack Brewster in 1939 has a red roof. The current Columbia Icefield Centre has green colour.

Original Columbia Icefield Chalet opened by Jack Brewster in 1939 with Red Roof, Which Later Changed to The Current Columbia Icefield Centre with Green Roof - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

The original Columbia Icefield Chalet of 1939-1995 also had Petro Canada gas station, which no longer exists.

The Icefield Centre is open seven days a week during the summer months.
Tel: 780-852-6288
Fax: 780-852-6287

May 1 – June 5: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 6 – September 1: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
September 2 – October 15: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 16 – April 30 — CLOSED

The Icefield Centre has four floors:

  • Top Floor (3rd): Glacier View Inn
  • Middle Floor (2nd): Dining Restaurant and Cafeteria
  • Main Floor: Glacier View Inn Front Desk, gift shop, Glacier Adventure tours, visitor info desk
  • Lower Floor: “The Glacier Gallery” – an extensive interpretive exhibit packed with info for icefield and glaciers (FREE Admissions)

Third Floor: Glacier View Inn

You will see Athabasca Glacier & Dome Glacier of Columbia Icefield if you choose to stay in Glacier View Room, instead of Mountain View Room. Not sure if the hotel offers discounts through coupons or promo codes.

Summer Season: Glacier View Inn of Columbia Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 2, 2011: Glacier View Inn logo



Interior View of Bedroom at Glacier View Inn of Columbia Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 1, 2011: Glacier View Inn interior view of bedroom

Old-Styled Room Key at Glacier View Inn of Columbia Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: The Glacier View Inn room key consists of random holes.

Main Floor: Gift Shop

Gift Shop of Columbia Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 2, 2011: Hmmm...honey bear paws......

Gift Shop of Columbia Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 2, 2011: Gift shop entrance

Lower Floor: Glacier Gallery Exhibit

3D model of Columbia Icefield at Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 1, 2011: 3D model of Columbia Icefield

Aerial photo of Columbia Icefield at Icefields Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: Aerial photo of Columbia Icefield

Glacier Gallery Exhibit at Columbia Icefield Centre along Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 1, 2011: Glacier Gallery Exhibit

More info: Icefields Parkway Travel Guide

The Icefield Centre offers two dining possibilities for guests, a cafeteria and a dining room. Both are located on the second floor of the Icefield Centre. The cafeteria is open daily running the same hours as the Glacier Adventure tours, and offers a wide range of food options, from salads to hamburgers. The dining room is open for breakfast and dinner for guests, and then again as a buffet lunch for tour groups. David and Steve Hong manage the food services, which are privately owned by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Chu, through their company, Columbia Icefield Food Services. The Chu family has operated food services at the Columbia Icefield for over 25 years.

The Icefield Centre Curio Shop is located on the first floor of the Icefield Centre opposite the Parks Canada Information Desk. Open from 9 am to 6pm, the Curio Shop offers souvenirs, clothing and postcards; something to suit every tourist. Peter Wright and Associates in Vancouver, BC have operated the Columbia Icefield Curio Shop for over 25 years.

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