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glacier skywalk 4 - banff alberta canada - brewster travel canada - 620Walking out from a 918-foot-high cliff and stepping above a sweeping valley is not for the faint of heart, but thanks to the brand new Glacier Skywalk in Banff, Canada, we all want to give it a whirl. Standing on the glass-floored observatory platform at the end of the trail, we imagine, is as close to floating as we’ll ever get. 

The skywalk encompasses two other major sections: a receiving area with a free (though not quite as cool) viewing platform, accessible by a scenic coach ride from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery, and a paid Discovery Trail that eventually leads to the glass observatory ($24.95 CAD or $22.63 USD). Along the way, what the park is calling its “interpretive experience” introduces visitors to the area’s geology, biology, and other essential elements along majestic mountain and river views.


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The skywalk opens on May 1, but in the meantime, we’ve gathered up some photos for your viewing pleasure. And don’t miss the wonderfully dramatic trailer-style clip that showcases the observatory.


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