Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park

#6 of 20 in Nature in Jasper National Park
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Take a walk on Athabasca Glacier, and see the otherworldly look of the rocky moraines left by the slowly shrinking ice. One of six main "toes" stemming from the Columbia Icefield, the glacier remains in constant motion, moving forward a few centimeters each day. Be careful when walking on the ice: hidden cracks and crevices are extremely dangerous, so be sure to stay within the barriers. Make Athabasca Glacier a centerpiece of your Jasper National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jasper National Park day trip app.
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  • This place still looks empty without crowds of tourists. There is lots of snow, and only one parking area was cleaned from the snow for parking. We stopped just for an hour on our way from Jasper to....  more »
  • We didn’t pay for the bus tour, but we did the short, steep hike to the toe of the glacier. There were many markers along the way that marked where the toe was at a given year and it is really...  more »
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