The tongue of the Athabasca Glacier keeps running from the Columbia Icefield to inside strolling separation of the street inverse the Icefield Center.
It tends to be visited by walking or in a Snocoach transport. It has withdrawn about 2km since 1844, when it achieved the stone moraine on the north side of the street. To achieve its toe (base edge), stroll from the Icefield Center along the 1.8km Forefield Trail, at that point join the 1km Toe of the Athabasca Glacier Trail.
You can likewise stop toward the beginning of the last trail. While it is allowed to remain on a little reserved area of the ice, don’t endeavor to cross the notice tape – many do, however the icy mass is filled with precipices and there have been fatalities.
To walk securely on the Columbia Icefield, you’ll have to enroll the assistance of Athabasca Glacier Icewalks, which supplies all the apparatus you’ll require and a manual for give you the general tour. Its fundamental visit is three hours; there’s a six-hour choice for those needing to wander farther on the ice sheet. Explorers must be at any rate seven years old.
The other, far simpler (and increasingly well known) approach to jump on the ice sheet is by means of a Snocoach ice visit offered by Brewster related to its Skywalk visit. For some individuals this is the characterizing background of their Columbia Icefield visit. The enormous half breed transport truck crushes a track onto the ice, where it stops to enable you to go for a 25-minute meander on the icy mass. Dress comfortably, wear great shoes and bring a water container to attempt some newly liquefied icy water. Tickets can be purchased at the Icefield Center or on the web; visits leave each 15 to 30 minutes.