Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 6 - Icefields Parkway & Glacier Tour

Today we went on a drive on the Icefields Parkway which included a stop at Lake Louise, and then onto Columbia Icefields. The drive on the Parkway was beautiful. We saw a black bear although he's kind of difficult to see in this picture. Our stop at Lake Louise was brief but very pretty. We then went on to the Columbia Icefields and went onto a glacier. Once we got to the Icefields, we transferred to another bus which took us out to the 6-wheel drive vehicles that took us out onto the glacier. Amazingly enough, it wasn't too cold, as evidenced by Jeff in his shorts!
Our tour guide on the tour was great. He knew everything there was to know about glaciers and the local area. I highly recommend taking a tour through Discover Banff Tours. We took 2 tours with them and their tour guides are very polite, knowledgable and friendly.
Our other wildlife sighting consisted of a squirrel who must have needed fiber because he was eating a tissue!
There are so many glaciers it's impossible to keep track of them all. Once again, the scenery at every turn we went around was more beautiful than the one before it. More pictures have been added to our Photobucket album, so check them out!

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