COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS, Jasper National Park
The columbia icefields was a magnificent place to visit. We could hardly walk it was so icy. We would have loved to have had the chance of a ride on the snowmobile.
Fondest memory: Sights and views on this cold and icy day at the Columbia Icefields.Would not have missed the opportunity for the world.
The largest icefield south of Alaska the COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS cover some 389 square kilometres (233 sq. mi.). Though Hans and I did not go on it, an exciting 55 minute Snocoach Tour will take you out onto the Athabasca Glacier for an awe-inspiring glimpse of icy crevasses. Visit the Icefield Interpretive Centre for informative exhibits and slide shows.
Fondest memory: The accompanying picture shows the part of the Columbia Icefields basin where overflow water gathers. In the background is Mount Kitchener (elevation 3505 metres)
Favorite thing: One of the few places in North America outside of Alaska where you can get up close and personal with a glacier.