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Midway between Jasper and Banff is one of the most popular attractions in Western Canada.

ATHABASCA GLACIER

Athabasca Glacier is part of the masssive Columbia Icefields which are a vast reservoir of ancient water. The Icefields are the source of the headwaters of three rivers that flow to three different oceans. Nowhere else on Earth can you find a triple continental divide that feeds water to three oceans.

As the glaciers melt they are also sliding down the mountain sides and as they do so are crushing vast amounts of prehistoric rock into a fine powder, called rock flour. This powder floats into nearby lakes and rivers. It becomes suspended in the water and reflects light to our eager eyes. The colors are stunning and are different shades of blue, green and grey. Colors vary at different times of day and from lake to lake. It is a remarkable display that nature puts on for lucky travelers to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Glacier on a shelf, very interesting!    
   ATHABASCA GLACIER
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Athabasca Glacier is part of the
massive Columbia Icefields!

Athabasca Glacier

Absolutely Fascinating!
Ride onto the glacier
in comfort and safety
.

STAND ON 1,000 FEET OF ICE

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