Columbia Icefields Icewalk

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Columbia Icefields Icewalk
The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle. The more than 300km2 expanse of ice straddles the Continental Divide and, while only a fraction of the ice is visible, standing on the Athabasca Glaciers, one of many glaciers fed by the Icefield, give you a sense of scale that is awe-inspiring. There are two ways to get onto the ice: you can be driven on in a Brewster Snowcoach, a missive 4-wheel drive vehicle that drops you on the ice for a spectacular photo op, or climb the toe of the glacier with Ice Walk, a company specializing in guides half-day and full-day walks out onto the glacier. The Ice Walk doesn’t require any technical skills and offers an interaction with the glacier which boarders on the spiritual. Get lucky and your guide may take you to a millwell or crevasse, glacier features you can explore up close.
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Athabasca Glacier, Improvement District No. 12, AB T0E 1E0, Canada