Driving in northern Canada or Alaska is a visual feast of so many things, majestic mountains, fjords, pristine lakes, crystal clear streams, milky blue waters, and wilderness everywhere. It's something I never get tired of! On this trip we saw a lot of glaciers from various viewpoints making the whole experience quite interesting.
This is Bear Glacier on the road to Stewart, Canada and Hyder, Alaska. It flows down to it's terminus into a lake that I assume was created by the glacial run-off.
This is a close-up of the glacier, you can see the water running out from under the ice.
Driving on past Fish Creek (the subject of my last post) you go back into Canada and up a dirt road for I don't know, maybe 15 - 20 miles you have a really great view of the Salmon Glacier. What was so cool about this view is that you are looking down on the glacier as it rips through the valley.
Look at the large crevass in the glacier and the blue color you see. On the right is a body of water within the glacier. I'm sure there's a scientific name for it and a great explanation that I do not know. I just thought it was kinda cool!
Now on to beautiful Jasper and Banff. These two beautiful Canadian National Parks are connected by the Ice Fields Parkway. WOW, talk about fabulous views! Along the way you pass the Columbia Ice Field that has several glaciers flowing down from it.
We went on a fun tour that took us up onto the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer bus. We went down and of course back up, an 18% grade hill which is a 32º angle. The tires on that bus were gargantuan!
Yours truly 😊
And my sometimes better half!
It was kinda cool to walk around on the glacier and just a little bit chilly!
Will share more of the beauty of this area with you later. Thanks for popping by.