The Columbia Icefield is the largest non-polar ice field in North America’s Rocky Mountains. Located within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and partly in the southern end of Jasper National Park. We took an excursion on the Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier.
The prompt for this week’s #SundayStills Photo Challenge was Glacier Blue. I don’t often take part in this photography challenge hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. However, Glacier Blue reminded me of our last international trip which was in September/October of 2019. COVID-19 has restricted everyone and unfortunately, travelling domestically or internationally may not happen for some time.
Our last trip was a trip to Seattle, an Alaskan Cruise (which seems to be one many Aussies have on their bucket list) and finally a Canadian Rockies Bus Tour. What an inspiringly beautiful part of the world and my husband, Mike and I were able to experience sailing past glaciers but also standing on one! It was freezing but awe-inspiring. Whilst I couldn’t quite capture that shade of Glacial Blue I hope you enjoy the wonders of nature.
Where I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia it is hot and humid in Summer with mild winters so visiting Alaska and Canada to experience snow and ice was a wonderful experience.
For many of us, we take many photographs when we travel and then over time forget to look at them. I’m also not the best photographer in the world.
Today, I’m sharing my memories of that trip and thank you to Terri and her prompt for encouraging me to actually revisit our last trip and the memories we made.
Standing on a Glacier on the other side of the world
Sailing Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
Whilst the weather wasn’t kind with showers and low cloud, sailing the Glacier Bay National Park was an experience not to be missed. We took a Princess Cruise from Seattle and sailed to Alaska visiting Ketichikan, Juneau, Skagway and the Glacier Bay National Park before heading to our final destination in Vancouver.
The spectacular lakes of the Rocky Mountains
Lake Louise is the more well-known lake in this area of the Rocky Mountains but my favourite was Lake Morain. I was blown away by the colour of the water and the overpowering natural beauty surrounding the lakes.