Depending on how you feel about heights, you'll utter "wow" or "uh-oh" when you walk out on the new curved Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park in western Alberta, Canada.
Visitors may feel as though they are walking on air as they stroll along the 918-foot-high curved Glacier Skywalk,which is set to open May 1. The skywalk's clear glass floor juts out of native Alberta bedrock, and its steel, glass and wood construction are designed to blend into the natural landscape.
An interpretative walkway details the area's geology, ecology, plants and wildlife as guests head to the skywalk, which won its first architectural design award in 2011, before construction even began. Other design, engineering and environmental awards have followed. In January, Travel & Leisure chose Glacier Skywalk as one of the world's 27 coolest attractions.
The eco-friendly Glacier Skywalk operates on solar power so it matches the environmental footprint of Tangle Ridge Viewpoint, which remains a free attraction at the site.
A free shuttle takes guests to the skywalk from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Center, where bathroom, parking and ticket facilities are located.
When: May 1 –Oct. 19; hours vary.
Cost: $24.95 for adults; $12.50 for children (ages 6-15).