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Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier

HIKER'S PARADISE The Lake Agnes Beehive Trail, which skirts the Plain of Six Glaciers, offers some of the most inspiring views in the region.

HIKER’S PARADISE The Lake Agnes Beehive Trail, which skirts the Plain of Six Glaciers, offers some of the most inspiring views in the region.

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MOUNTAINS OF PLENTY Bountiful picnics are a welcome treat for riders famished from their morning exertions.

MOUNTAINS OF PLENTY Bountiful picnics are a welcome treat for riders famished from their morning exertions.

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A dip in the chilly Athabasca River.

A dip in the chilly Athabasca River.

DOWN TIME A friendly game at the rustic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge.

DOWN TIME A friendly game at the rustic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge.

Leaping across a small crevasse.

Leaping across a small crevasse.

SCENIC SLENDOR Blue-green Lake Louise beckons.  Backed on one side by Victoria Glacier, the lake is one of Canada's most famous vistas.

SCENIC SLENDOR Blue-green Lake Louise beckons. Backed on one side by Victoria Glacier, the lake is one of Canada’s most famous vistas.

OUTDOOR APPEAL Map reading on the Columbia Icefield, which feeds eight nearby glaciers.

OUTDOOR APPEAL Map reading on the Columbia Icefield, which feeds eight nearby glaciers.

Chance wildlife encounters are part of the package.

Chance wildlife encounters are part of the package.

SOME WORK, MOSTLY PLAY The group dynamic gels after just a couple of days.

SOME WORK, MOSTLY PLAY The group dynamic gels after just a couple of days.

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