Today we experienced the Athabasca Glacier up close and personal! We rode a snow bus with soft eight-foot tall tires very slowly, down onto the glacier.
There were glaciers on all sides of us and the air was cool. By definition a glacier must be 25 acres in size, 100 feet thick and moving.
There was a small stream carrying the snowmelt from the glacier. We were told that as glaciers move they carve u-shaped valleys, leaving moraines of rock and debris as they recede. It was an awesome experience!