The last few posts have been a documentation of our Western Canada Tour, which encompassed a lot of different activities.
It was now time to head south out of Jasper, Alberta Canada through Jasper National Park
First stop would be the spectacular Athabasca Falls. The area around the falls is nicely groomed so that you can hike about and view the falls from several sides. It was a cool crisp morning and an eerie steam was rising from the Falls.
Next stop would be the Columbia Ice Fields, also part of our tour.
That is the Glacier spilling down the mountain
Across from the ice fields is this very nice pavilion with restaurants, restrooms and of course to ever present gift shop. It is also the staging area for our trip up to the Glacier.
We left the comfort of our touring coach, and boarded what I would call a snow coach, but in this case is referred to as an Ice Explorer
The Ice Explorer actually delivered us to the center of the Glacier, where we were given twenty minutes or so to slide around.
For me it was just that, a slippery experience, but an experience I would not have wanted to miss!
The rest of the day consisted of stopping along the way to Lake Louise at some pretty lakes....stay tuned.