Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Alberta, Canada

In Jasper National Park in Alberta lies the Columbia Icefield. This is the only spot on earth where three rivers empty into three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic. One of the glaciers is the Athabasca Glacier, which is a popular tourist attraction.

There are specially made tour buses that drive right on the ice. The view is amazing, and winter gear is necessary even in the middle of summer!

The glacier itself has been retreating since 1855. In a way that is good, since otherwise it would extend over the adjacent highway 93 (appropriately named the Icefield Parkway).
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