Found: 9 Cool Traveler’s photos of the Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefield
At the south end of Jasper National Park, bordering Banff National Park, lies one of the most visited destinations with the park: The Columbia Icefield. Undoubtedly, the Columbia Icefield is one cool place.
Visitors can tour the Athabasca Glacier – a portion of the Columbia Icefield – by doing a Snocoach tour. I highly recommend doing at least the basic tour. You’ll learn a lot.
The retreating Athabasca Glacier from 1992 to 2006. The last Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago and the glaciers have usually been retreating since then – increasingly in recent years. Whenever more snow melts in the summer than is added in the winter, the glacier retreats.