Canyon Ice Walks

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Written by Madison Valois posted on Friday, July 24th, 2009

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Canyon Ice Walks by Jasper Vacations

See dramatic ice formations in the frozen Canadian Rockies landscape in Jasper National Park. Jasper Vacations offers guided Canyon Ice Walks through the Maligne River bed which is transformed by natural ice formations.

Your guide will lead your descent beneath the surface of the Maligne River to see Mother Nature’s fascinating natural ice sculptures. No need to worry, water levels drop with the freezing temperatures making this a safe yet exciting Jasper adventure.

Each tour lasts for approximately three hours and departs three times per day during the winter season.

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Ice Walks by Banff Travel

Banff TravelHike on steel walkways built into Johnson Canyon walls that give an airy view of the gorge below. Travel with your Banff Travel guide through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trail head and learn the clues to how the canyon was formed. This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls that it is famous for.

Other ice walk tours include one through Grotto Canyon past unusual rock formations, ancient Native rock art, and icefalls. Or you can walk to historic Stewart Canyon Bridge under the night of the winter sky, exploring  along the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka, listening to the crackling of the frozen lake’s ice cap, and learning about the native history of the lake.

Guests should dress in skiwear for this trip including hats, mitts and warm boots.

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