Parks Canada Glacier Exhibit and Information – Jasper, Alberta, Canada
By Don Railer
Take part in an interactive learning experience in the Glacier Gallery Exhibit at the Icefield Centre. This self-guided tour goes back in time to discover how a glacier moves, the importanceof icefields in climate research, plus current information about the area and local wildlife.
In a unique partnership, Parks Canada staffs an information desk in the Columbia Icefield Centre. The staff provides information on the area, campgrounds, weather and can issue park passes, backcountry passes and is a checkpoint for climbers ascending Mount Athabasca. Parks Canada staff also takes care of all first aid incidents or emergencies. The Parks Canada desk is located on the main level of the Columbia Icefield Centre across from the Curio Shop. On the lower level of the Columbia Icefield Centre, there is the Glacier Gallery, an interactive learning experience created and maintained by Parks Canada.