Athabasca Glacier, 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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  • So impressive ! So worth the stop ! lot of educational fact on your way to the glacier ! We were so impressed !  more »
  • There are two ways to see the glacier. Free or pay. We opted to go free. You can do a 10 minute moderate difficulty walk up a gravel stone path to see the glacier. You are positioned at the Toe of...  more »

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