9 Cool Pictures of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier

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.

“You Gotta See This Place! It’s so cool I’m wearing gloves!”
Putting on a glove (by scarin)

Yin and Yang at the base of the Columbia Icefield
Cold Toes (by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker)

Walking on cracked ice – crevasses across the Columbia Icefield
ice_glacier (by iwona_kellie)

Surrounded by ice and snow
Columbia Icefield, Alberta, Canada (by Medmoiselle T)

Inside the Snowcoach
Inside the SnoCoach (by LWY)

Looking out the window of the Snowcoach
Columbia Icefield (by LWY)

Inukshuk rock sculptures
Inukshuk (by james.pratley)

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.
1992 Marker (by sarboo)

Sunset at the Athabasca Glacier – It looks so small from far away.
IMG_9530_31_32_HDR (by KimonBerlin)

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1 comment to 9 Cool Pictures of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier

  • I am a visitor and we can tour the Glaciers – a great view of a portion Iceland. we always do a snow tour. I highly recommend doing at least the basic tour. You’ll learn a lot and it is very amazing.

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