Glacial Heaven

Glacial Heaven

Up on the Athabasca Glacier, you will see a ton of ice and snow. You will see Heaven as you are higher up on the mountains. It is as if you are at the height of heaven because the clouds are right there at sight level. 

This photograph was captured after taking one of the tour buses up the glacier during summer-type conditions but it was just like winter. You had better bring some warm jackets or coats to keep warm from the cold. 

This glacier is found about half way between Banff and Jasper, Alberta. 

According to Wikipedia, “The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently loses depth at a rate of about 5 metres (16 ft) per year and has receded more than 1.5 km (0.93 mi) and lost over half of its volume in the past 125 years.” 

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Icicles on Boulder

Mikawoz Icicles on Boulder

Icicles on Boulder

Here are itty bitty icicles hanging on for their life on a boulder. This was taken on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. I like the various textures and the colour of the water and rock.

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Icicles on Branch

Mikawoz Icicles on Branch

Icicles on Branch

The icicles are forming on the branches near the boulders and water’s edge.

They are wonderful creations of nature and quite pristine and perfect with its silvery reflection.

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Seven Sisters Falls Damn

Because Canada is a younger country, weather records show that this is the latest spring on record in Winnipeg’s history in 141 years.  As such, this picture is interesting because it is a month after Spring has officially started and yet the Seven Sisters Damn on the Winnipeg River is still very solidly frozen with ice and snow.  Seven Sisters was originally known as Seven Portages.

Further upstream on the Whitemouth Falls, the water is starting to open.  The River system flows north to Lake Winnipeg which is the 10th largest fresh-water lake in the world.  There are 10 major watershed draining areas that contribute to this lake from Alberta on the west, to Ontario on the East and North Dakota on the south.  It flows northward to the Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean.  This generation station is responsible for many hydro lines directly into Winnipeg to provide electrical power and service to this community.

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