Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park

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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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  • i am generally a bigger fan of tidewater glacier - more pristine and beautiful. best of all, the calving and the tsunami-like effects dont come to athabasca glacier expecting the same. this kind of.....  more
    i am generally a bigger fan of tidewater glacier - more pristine and beautiful. best of all, the calving and the tsunami-like effects dont come to athabasca glacier expecting the same. this kind of.....  more »
  • To be able to walk on a Glacier, touch, feel and drink the water... nothing gets better. Only sad to hear that these will all be gone in around 60 to 80 years from now. That is very SAD to say the... 
    To be able to walk on a Glacier, touch, feel and drink the water... nothing gets better. Only sad to hear that these will all be gone in around 60 to 80 years from now. That is very SAD to say the...  more »
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  • A must see b4 its all gone
  • Glacier on which you can walk..

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