The trip includes visits to the mountain town of Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, along with an Ice Explorer ride over the Athabasca Glacier at Columbia Icefield
and a chance to explore the famous Butchart Gardens on Victoria Island.
If you want proof, go and look at the Columbia Icefield
in Jasper National Park.
With sensory perception on a spin, I could only assimilate the magnificence of the drive through the Icefield Parkway once I halted at the Columbia Icefield
The group visited a skywalk viewpoint run by a private company at the Columbia Icefield
, which some Canadians have criticized for being intrusive and disruptive of the natural environment.
On paper, Banff's new Glacier Skywalk sounds worthy and educational and, well, Canadian: An open-air Discovery Trail is lined with "interpretive stations" and staffed with guides informing visitors about the hydrology, geology, and ecology of Jasper National Park and its Columbia Icefield
, whose meltwater feeds into the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans.
The largest of six ice sheets that comprise the Columbia Icefield
in Jasper National Park, the Athabasca Glacier receives seven metres of snowfall per year, John Wilmshurst, Jasper National Park's resource conservation manager, said.
High Adventure: Byron Harmon in the Columbia Icefield
The package also includes several sightseeing tours in Banff National Park such as a Glacier Helicopter tour, Summit Helicopter Flightseeing as well as a Columbia Icefield
For example, when Fuhrer and Ostheimer embarked on a thirty-six hour peak-bagging spree at the Columbia Icefield
, they did not discuss their physical exhaustion "for fear of damaging the morale of the Light Artillery.
If the Columbia Icefield
melts before we get there, can we do a different excursion?
On one day of the trip she even managed to walk across a glacier in the giant Columbia Icefield
in the Canadian Rockies.
This picture of the Coventry Telegraph was taken on the Columbia Icefield
in Alberta, Canada, when the Telegraph was taken on holiday and a trip to a glacier by Pauline Evans, of Billing Road, Chapelfields, Coventry and her husband.