There is a grand visitor center across the highway from Athabasca
Glacier, with restaurants, exhibits and a large diarama (display)
of the entire icefield complex. 600,000 visitors a year stop
by. This is where you may purchase tickets to board the sno-coaches
that carry you on their huge tires onto the foot of the glacier.
It is best to arrive early or buy your tickets from your hotel
prior to arriving, as the sno-coaches can sell out. Perhaps
buy your tickets and then have lunch while waiting your turn.
MORE ABOUT ATHABASCA GLACIER
Some of the glaciers on the Columbia
Icefields are a very deep blue color!
It is said that the Columbia Icefields are so large, the
entire population of North America could stand on them at
the same time.
Ride a giant Sno-Coach (Ice Explorer)
onto Athabasca Glacier