Glacier Walk

Columbia Icefields, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Yesterday I posted an image that I took while walking around Heidelberg, Germany. Today's post is another shot that I took walking around, but in a polar opposite location. This image was taken just off the Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada.

The walk on the Athabasca Glacier is a really cool (pardon the pun) thing to do. In order to get onto the glacier, you must take a tour where specialized buses known as Ice Explorers leave the parkway and travel onto the glacier. For their size (they hold about 50 people), these vehicles have very small engines, and the top speed they can travel onto the glacier is 19 miles per hour. It is usually a lot colder on the glacier than it is on the parkway, and you only get about 20 minutes on it to walk around. Even with limited time, it is still an experience you won't forget.