Columbia Icefield Glacier Walk

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May 24, 2014: Columbia Icefield Glacier Walk Adventure

Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk

Columbia Icefield is located in the south border of Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies along the Continental Divide of North America. The icefield has six major glaciers:

Athabasca Glacier is the only glacier in Columbia Icefield where tourists can ride on snow coach (SnoCoach) and enjoy the glacier walk without much hiking.

Athabasca and Dome Glaciers can be viewed from Icefield Centre. Stutfield Glacier can be viewed nearby Glacier Skywalk. Saskatchewan Glacier can be accessed after a long hike starting from the hairpin loop, south of Icefield Centre. Other glaciers are on the other side of Columbia Icefield and require extensive, long-distance, multiple-weeks wild backcountry hiking.

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May 24, 2014: SnoCoaches on Athabasca Glacier

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May 24, 2014: SnoCoaches on Athabasca Glacier

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May 24, 2014: Columbia Icefield Glacier Walk Adventure

Read Icefields Parkway Tour Guide for nearby attractions.

Toe of Athabasca Glacier Hiking Trail

In addition to the SnoCoach ride, you can also hike by foot to the toe of Athabasca Glacier.

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May 24, 2014: Hiking trail to the toe of Athabasca Glacier.

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May 24, 2014: What a breathtaking view. It can be a great venue for wedding photography, engagement photo shoots, selfie portrait, and family group picture.

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May 24, 2014: Ice walk adventure on Columbia Icefield

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May 24, 2014: Mt. Athabasca (left) and Mt. Andromeda (right)

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May 24, 2014: Two hikers at the base of Athabasca Glacier

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May 24, 2014: A group of tourists hiking to the base of Athabasca Glacier.

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May 24, 2014: Hiking trail to the toe of Athabasca Glacier.

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May 24, 2014: the toe of Athabasca Glacier

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May 24, 2014: the toe of Athabasca Glacier

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May 24, 2014: the toe of Athabasca Glacier

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May 24, 2014: A turbulent river at the toe of Athabasca Glacier will eventually drain into Sunwapta Lake below.

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May 24, 2014: A little pond at the toe of Athabasca Glacier.

Views from Icefield Centre / Glacier View Inn

After the SnoCoach ride and Athabasca Glacier hike, you can always come back to the Icefield Centre for a relaxing rest.

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May 24, 2014: Columbia Icefield

Columbia Icefield Centre, Athabasca Glacier and Snow Dome Glacier - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

May 24, 2014: Columbia Icefield

Columbia Icefield Centre, Athabasca Glacier and Snow Dome Glacier - Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

May 24, 2014: Columbia Icefield

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