Let’s Go for a Walk
I like a nice hike every now and then. But admittedly, I am a horrible person who bores easily. When (and if) I go running, I need lots of stuff to look at to break up the monotony. I can’t run on the beach as I get the same damn view FOREVER. I like running in cities, especially NYC, where every block is a new view, a new restaurant to look at and dozens of people to dodge.
Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
When I go hiking, I’m a bit more patient, but give me a ‘different’ view and I love it. Case in point: the Maligne Canyon Icewalk just outside of Jasper, Alberta.
This was one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) walks I’ve ever been on.
Maligne Canyon is inside Jasper National Park just outside of the town of Jasper. Eroded out of limestone, the canyon is 160 feet deep. Our guide led us along the frozen canyon floor through a maze of fascinating, natural ice sculptures. Along the way we saw ice caves, fossils and towering frozen waterfalls stretching up the canyon walls.
The walk is very easy. And they set you up beforehand with the right boots and more if you need it.
The photos speak for themselves. Take a look:
Want to try out another nearby ice walk? Check out the Johnston Canyon Ice Walk insideBanff National Park.
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Disclosure: During my time in Jasper, I was working on a campaign as part of Navigate Media Group and was a guest of Tourism Jasper. As always, all opinions are my own.