There are only a few places on the planet where you can see glaciers and Canada is one of them. Getting to stand on one and drink glacier water has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.
Thanks to global warming, they are receding and aren’t as vast or massive as they used to be but they are still majestic and once they came into view…breath taking.
On this trip I was able to visit the Columbia Icefields which consists of six glaciers. It’s located in the top end of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park. It holds the Athabasca, Castleguard, Columbia, Dome, Stutfield, and the Saskatchewan Glaciers. Interesting side note…the water from the melting Snow Dome feeds into all three Canadian Oceans and visiting all three oceans is the goal of this trip. I just won’t be intersecting the oceans at the same spots.
Standing on the glacier and drinking its water…check that off the bucket list! If this is on your list, I would encourage you to do it before it’s to late. They are melting fast and the rate they are melting is increasing.