Columbian Icefield, British Columbia
Ever wondered what it would be like to drive in a perpetual desktop wallpaper?
There is a very good reason why British Columbia is regarded by many photographers as the ultimate paradise. Untouched wilderness paired with streams, lakes, wildlife, and diverse flora are only the tip of the iceberg. The people are oh-so-friendly, genuine, and some of the most courteous I’ve ever met. The icing on the cake is the amazing weather. Rolling and dynamic clouds make every shot and angle special – like the landscape is posing for you.
Then, there’s the Canadian Rockies. It divides British Columbia and Alberta. It runs from north to south with the tips touching Banff and Jasper National Park respectively. My recommendation – stay at least two nights at both these spots. Altogether, it is a road trip that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
One of the most noteworthy stops on this road trip is the Columbian Icefield. Up to 7 meters of snow gets compacted and push their way down the Athabasca Glacier each year. In the warmer months, the sun heats up the snow which melts the surface layers resulting in a system of criss-crossing streams that filter itself. Finally, it pours out the edge like a mini waterfall. So, bring some empty bottles and enjoy a thousand-year-old vintage of pure unadulterated water.