The Glacier Skywalk, Alberta, Canada

The skywalk was designed by Calgary’s Sturgess Architecture and Edmonton’s Read Jones Christofferson Engineering to be an extension of the surrounding landscape. PCL Construction Management built the skywalk. Many of the pieces were made off site and brought in for installation to limit the impact on the environment. The $21-million Glacier Skywalk officially opened May 1. It’s an effort to get more people out of their cars and engaged with the natural environment around them.

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Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 foot drop.The Glacier Skywalk is an experience like no other: a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement. Start by taking your time to explore a cliff-edge walkway that is filled with nature-inspired interpretive exhibits. Look down and you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago. Look up and you’ll see the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Look around and you’ll discover one of the most unique ecosystems in the world; a place where it’s so hard to survive that adaptation never stops. The grand finale to this experience is a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. The entire journey is presented in an interpretive story telling format that will be sure to leave you with a special bond with our natural world that few people have the opportunity to experience.