Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park

4.3
#6 of 19 in Nature in Jasper National Park
Take a walk on Athabasca Glacier, and see the otherworldly look of the rocky moraines left by the slowly shrinking ice. One of six main "toes" stemming from the Columbia Icefield, the glacier remains in constant motion, moving forward a few centimeters each day. Be careful when walking on the ice: hidden cracks and crevices are extremely dangerous, so be sure to stay within the barriers. Make Athabasca Glacier a centerpiece of your Jasper National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jasper National Park day trip app .
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  • We visited the glacier on Cold wet day mid July. The visit was interesting, especially the ride to the glacier with the Explorer. Luckily we had the first ride of the day and there was no one on the glacier yet. Our guide and driver of the Explorer, Prince Philip, was highly skilled and enthusiastic. Also always in for a chat and some extra information.
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  • It was a miserably cold, wet and windy day when we visited but we did manage to step onto the glacier if ever so briefly. The tour was worth it for the drive up and back with Fraser, who was very info...  more »
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