One of Jasper National Park’s top attractions is the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield, an icefield whose water flows into North America’s major rivers and then on to the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
To get a taste for the travel experience, here are some recent videos taken by fellow Jasper National Park travelers riding the Brewster Ice Explorer bus on the Athabasca Glacier. These videos are taken by Jasper National Park travelers with video cameras and the skills to put together a video and share it on YouTube.
One could argue that these videos are a little bit of a spoiler and reveal too much. Don’t worry! In the case of the Athabasca Glacier, anyone who has been there and taken pictures or video will always say that there is no way to truly capture the experience. The scale of the place is beyond comprehension.
So we should thank our fellow camera-toting travel video makers. They provide a taste of the Athabasca Glacier, but it is just a small sample – hopefully motivation for your own Athabasca Glacier experience. If you want a true taste, you can actually eat the snow.
This Athabasca Glacier video (narration in Chinese), taken from the driver’s seat of a Brewster snocoach, offers a unique perspective. Try to get a front sear on the bus for a similar experience.
This final video shows that visiting the Athabasca Glacier on a snowy day might not be such a good idea. The view just isn’t the same.