Stunning Columbia Icefield Panorama

This panorama photo is comprised of eight vertical photos merged together and is the view you see when you are at the Columbia Icefield Center in Jasper National Park, Canada.

To view larger image, click the image below.

Columbia Icefield Center
From left to right: Hilda Peak, Mount Athabasca, Mount Andromeda, Athabasca Glacier, Snow Dome, Dome Glacier, Mount Kitchener and Mount K2. Below Athabasca Glacier is Sunwapta Lake.

Columbia Icefield Skywalk

In addition to maybe seeing Mountain Goats, this jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Skywalk at the cliff’s edge is definitely a must-do and -see!

When you book your trip to walk on Athabasca Glacier, you also have the chance to include walking on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

#1 TripTip: The only way to get to the Skywalk is by purchasing a ticket at the Columbia Icefield Center and riding a bus. No cars are allowed to park at the Skywalk.

#2 TripTip: Be sure to purchase your tickets before your trip!

A few photos from the Skywalk!

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Looking toward Mounts Andromeda and Athabasca.

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More Nannies and Kids

Mountain Goat moms and kids, that is.

In total, we saw three female Mountain Goats and two babies along the cliff below the Columbia Icefield Skyway in Jasper National Park, Canada.

They sure where busy keeping an eye on each other and the people!

Trip Tip: This is a popular hang out for them, so be sure to include the Skyway on your trip.

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Relaxing on the side of the mountain.
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Close up of one of the moms.
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Look closely and you can see the baby mountain goat next to its mom.
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Watching what the other goats are doing.
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Checking out the people on the Skywalk.
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Running down the mountain toward its mom.
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Again, checking out the people while mom eats some grass.
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On the edge of the cliff.
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Keeping up with its mom as they climb down the mountain.



Goats and Swallow Revealed

From my earlier post today, here are close ups of the adorable three Mountain Goats (my favorite is the little goat just relaxing!) and the one Cliff Swallow.

The original photo is at the bottom so you can compare.

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Cliff Swallow is sitting on the gray rocks in the upper left corner – it’s brown and blue. Can you see it?

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(Below is the original photo post so you can see how difficult they are to see if you’re not looking for them!)

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How Many Mountain Goats?

And where there’s one momma Mountain Goat, there’s more!

How many Mountain Goats do you see in this photo?

Kudos if you can find the Cliff Swallow, too!

Answer later today!

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Answer to Today’s Earlier Find the Animal in the Photo Post

A Mountain Goat mom and her kid are under the short ledge of the Columbia Icefield Skywalk in Jasper National Park, Canada.

Sure is a great spot for a little shade!

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Can You Find the Animals in this Photo?

And, no, it’s not the people standing on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk in Jasper National Park, Canada.

Any guesses?

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Athabasca Glacier Panorama

Athabasca Glacier rests between Snow Dome and Mount Andromeda along the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

This photo is made of 5 photos merged together.

Click image to view larger photo.

Athabasca Glacier - Panorama

Walking on Athabasca Glacier

A must-do adventure while at the Columbia Icefield Center is booking a trip to walk on Athabasca Glacier. They have tours where you can walk with a guide across the glacier or take a buggy ride up to a designated area for a “quick” trip. We took the quick trip.

Trip Tips: Book early and be sure to bring your sun glasses!

Enjoy pics from our walk on Athabasca Glacier!

And we're off
On the buggy up to the Athabasca Glacier.
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View going down the steepest portion of the buggy drive to Athabasca Glacier.
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View from the buggy. You can see walking tours on Athabasca Glacier.
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Arriving near the top of Athabasca Glacier. Me in front of the buggy.
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The blue glacier color in the foreground and in the middle is the Columbia Icefield Center.
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Buggies on Athabasca Glacier. The Columbia Icefield Center is on the left in the middle. And, you can see the trail the buggies take to get to the designated area where people can walk on the glacier.
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Buggies driving up and down the steep drive.
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The blue glacier color of Athabasca Glacier.
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Kristin and me in front of Athabasca Glacier.
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Alek, our buggy driver, taking our photo on Athabasca Glacier. He was GREAT!

Jasper SkyTram – Panorama + Trip Tips

The Jasper SkyTram is definitely an amazing experience. From the tram ride to the top, along with the breathtaking views it’s worth the trip to the top of Whistlers Peak in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

TripTip #1: If you’re looking to travel during the off season, be sure to look for the “free burger” with the purchase of a Jasper SkyTram ticket.

TripTip #2: You can hike to the top and down without having to purchase a tram ticket.

Enjoy the photos!


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Jasper SkyTram – going up!
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The city of Jasper.
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Headed to the top of Whistlers Peak.
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“Whistlers Viewpoint” – From the top of Whistlers Peak looking east, the city of Jasper sits nestled along Athabasca River surrounded my mountain ranges in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. This panorama photo is comprised of 6 photos. Click image to view larger image.
Path to Mount Robson
“Path to Mount Robson” – From the top of Whistlers Peak, this hiking trail points in the direction of Mount Robson, way off in the shadows of the clouds. Like most mountains, they create their own weather patterns and are visible less often given their size. Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America’s Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.
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View from the restaurant at the top, looking down on the city of Jasper.