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“Beautiful sunny day on the Athabasca Glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier
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Athabasca Glacier Full-Day Tour
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Owner description: The snow never melts on this glacier, a major tourist attraction.
Baddeck, Canada
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“Beautiful sunny day on the Athabasca Glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Excellent driver and guide on the glacier, Sami (?) We learned alot and enjoyed the experience and have great pictures to help us remember this great day. On the day we went the sun was shining and the temperature was very comfortable. We would definitely recommend this adventure to others.

Visited May 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Went on to the glacier on the ice bus. What an experience. All my geography lessons at school paled into insignificance when standing and walking on the glacier.

Visited May 2012
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Thousand Oaks, California
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“Walking on a glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Athabasca Glacier Icewalks. A memorable experience with a great, well-informed guide. They provide you walking shoes or crampons (if you have good shoes), waterproof clothing, gloves, and more. It was slow walking up the gentle incline of the glacier. You need the expert guide to avoid crevasses, hack steps when needed, and be safe. A great, outdoor experience, not to be missed.

Visited September 2012
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Vernon, Canada
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“It gets a little smaller every year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We visit this every so often and have been coming here since the 70's. We like to stay at Wilcox creek Campground.
It is interesting to see how far this glacier has receeded in my lifetime alone. The toe used to touch the moraine back when I first came here, then I remember hiking up the moraine to get to the toe in the 2005 and reaching the sign that said 1994 - the previous time that I had been there. There was still a long way to go.
This is pretty cool, you can walk to the toe and sometimes, Parks Canada has a roped off area where you can walk out onto the glacier. You can also take guided tours or go out on a Snow Coach to get on the ice.
This is always a good stop, and take some warm clothing with you, it is cold out on the glacier.

Visited August 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“Climatic change is here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

In this amazing and beautiful glacier we could see how the pass of the years are finishing with this glacier., We were walking until be beside of him and only 20 years ago the glacier was coming 100 metres down the hill. It was one of my favourite places in this area

Visited October 2012
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