Athabasca Glacier

Sunwapta Lake and Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Sunwapta Lake and Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The turquoise water of Sunwapta Lake immediately caught my attention as I arrived at the foot of Athabasca Glacier. The reason why some of the lakes and rivers in the Canadian Rockies are this color is due to rock flour mixing into the water from glaciated mountains. As the photo looks, it was pretty cold up there mainly due to the high winds. The drive from Upper Waterfowl Lake up to Athabasca Glacier was especially scenic though. I’d highly recommend making the drive if you are in Canada.

See more of my Canadian Rockies pictures.

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