Last week I told you about my trip to Canada and America. Where I booked my trip and stuff like that, you can find it here. Today I’m going to talk about the first exciting thing we visited, Columbia Icefield in the beautiful Banff and Jasper National Park.
The first night in Canada was pretty horrible because the day we arrived at the place “Canmore” were stayed in a motel. But when we drove to it we already saw a lot of dark clouds and first we tough it was rain but when we came closer and closer we noticed it was smoke from fire. I was shocked when we stopped at the hotel. The ash from fire was just flying in the air and you just could feel the heat. I hated the smell the most.. We asked the lady where the forest fire was. She said it was about 35 km away from us but on the other side from the mountain so it wouldn’t get to us. They were living for days in that smoke. I don’t know how they did that. Because of the smoke we couldn’t open a window and we didn’t had airco on our room so it was very hot. Little bit jet lagged and sweaty, we slept about 5 hours.. but I was so happy when we could leave that place.
About 7 am our alarm went off but we were already awake. We made our ready and we could start our journey. Our first real stop was at Columbia Icefield. On the road we also stopped a couple times because we were just blew away from all the beautiful nature around us. After 1 or 2 hours (don’t know it anymore) we finally arrived at Columbia Icefield. I admittedly saw the snow and it looked so beautiful. We made a little hike for the best view and the best photo spot. We couldn’t get to snow because it was to dangerous. You only could go to the snow with an professional.
Now let me tell you some stuff about the Columbia Icefield. Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. The ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and partly southern end of Jasper National Park. It’s about 325 square km in area. Still pretty big. They think that over 50 years this glacier is gone because of the global warming and then there will be growing a forest. So I think it’s even more special that I have been there because maybe in the future it’s gone. So if you are planning to visit Canada, you definitely go check this out. I hoped you liked it and don’t forget to watch my Canada & America roadtrip video. See you next week lovely wanderers!