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The newest tourist attraction within Jasper National Park is not for the faint-hearted or the acrophobic. Depending on the foot traffic, you can feel the Glacier Skywalk sway just a little as you're looking through a glass floor almost 300 metres straight down to the valley below.

  • Tourists take selfies with the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Tourists take selfies with the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, Alta.

  • Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

  • Tourists take photos from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk in Jasper National Park. The $21-million attraction charges $24.95 per adult for access to a glass-floored observation platform that extends 30 metres above the Sunwapta Valley. The Skywalk opened to the public this month.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Tourists take photos from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk in Jasper National Park. The $21-million attraction charges $24.95 per adult for access to a glass-floored observation platform that extends 30 metres above the Sunwapta Valley. The Skywalk opened to the public this month.

  • Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Alberta's Jasper National Park. Many environmentalists and residents of Jasper believe it is unnecessary and poses a risk to wildlife, particularly mountain goats and bighorn sheep. The Alberta Wilderness Association says it represents

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Tourists take in the views from the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Alberta's Jasper National Park. Many environmentalists and residents of Jasper believe it is unnecessary and poses a risk to wildlife, particularly mountain goats and bighorn sheep. The Alberta Wilderness Association says it represents "encroaching commercialization" into the national parks.

  • The newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park. The project passed a federal environmental assessment in 2012 and was fully endorsed by Parks Canada.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    The newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park. The project passed a federal environmental assessment in 2012 and was fully endorsed by Parks Canada.

  • A tourist steps off the glass floored walkway of the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park. The area where the Skywalk is located was already a popular viewing point for years before the project went ahead.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A tourist steps off the glass floored walkway of the newly opened Glacier SkyWalk near the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park. The area where the Skywalk is located was already a popular viewing point for years before the project went ahead.

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