Sunday Snapshot: The Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Jasper
This photo, taken along the Icefield Parkway between the Rocky Mountain towns of Jasper and Banff, AB is just one of the jaw-dropping views along this stretch of mountain highway. Looking up to the center of the photo, you can see one of the Rocky Mountain’s glaciers that supply all the surrounding lakes and rivers with pure glacier water. You can fill up your water bottle for a taste of some of the purest water in the world.

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Canadian Winter Festivals: Ice on Whyte

Ice on Whyte is an Edmonton-based winter festival where artists come together to develop some incredible pieces of art made entirely out of snow and ice. This year was the 10th annual Ice on Whyte Festival, located just off the popular and bustling Whyte Avenue, and the first one I had ever been to. Featuring beautiful ice sculptures crafted by artists from around the world, Ice on Whyte also offers family skating time, “frozen yoga”, activities for children, entertainment, hot chocolate, sticks of maple syrup taffy on snow, ice carving competitions and more, with each day presenting something new and exciting. The best time of day to go to Ice on Whyte? After dark, when ice sculptures are lit up in a fantastic array of colors.

Much to do at Ice on Whyte!

Musical Balance sculpture, one of my favorites

The Chase sculpture

Fragile sculpture, incomplete

SculptureThe slide at Ice on Whyte

Sculpture being carved

Sculpture

Summer Echo sculpture

Ice on Whyte sculpture

Fish sculpture

My very favorite, the buddha

Buddha

Face sculpture

Full Sculpture

Bear

Mistress of the Permafrost sculpture

Mistress of the Permafrost sculpture

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