The Icefield Centre is open seven days a week during the summer months.
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.
Main Floor: Gift Shop
Lower Floor: 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.