Monday, June 8

Icefields Parkway

Yesterday we drove the Icefields Parkway starting in Lake Louise and we are now in Jasper, Alberta. The Parkway is just over 125 miles in length and travels through both Banff and Jasper National Park, along the way you pass active glaciers (over 100), lakes, rivers, waterfalls - while surrounded by 10,000 foot plus mountains. We camped next to the Icefield Centre and earlier today returned to the Centre for a tour that took us onto the Athabasca Glacier (part of the Columbia Icefield) - quite an experience! One of the more interesting facts we learned on the tour - water flows from this Icefield to three oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic.

On the Icefields Parkway:

 

The Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields:

Our destination, on the ridge just below the top (center of photo)
Our ride
On the glacier, yes - blue ice

 

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