Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

January 1, 2011: Ice walkers clashed with ice climbers


On New Year’s Day of 2011, I did my first ever ice walk in my life. I went to Jasper National Park Maligne Canyon for ice walking. We saw some ice climbers along the hike. Believe it or not, ice walk tour was open on New Year’s Day. :D

Personally I think it’s safer to do this ice walk with a tour group / guide, since there is a bit of distance to it. If you don’t know how to tell the areas of thin ice, it’s better to follow a tour guide. On the other hand, if you would like to do self-guided ice walk, try Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park (the ice walk portion is shorter).

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

January 1, 2011: Beginning of ice walking

If you couldn’t decide whether Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Tour is for you and would like to see more photos of amazing canyon formations and ice walk, continue reading…

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

January 1, 2011: giant icicles along the canyon walls

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

MaJanuary 1, 2011: Walking through the canyon on top of frozen river.



Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

January 1, 2011: Intricate formation of canyon wall viewed from canyon bottom. You will not be able to see this from the top.

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

MaJanuary 1, 2011: amazing canyon view

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

January 1, 2011: This marks the end of ice walk. It appeared someone fell through that hole!!!

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

MaJanuary 1, 2011: breathtaking canyon formation

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

January 1, 2011: Ice climbing is another popular activity in Maligne Canyon in winter.

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Ice Climb in Winter on New Year's Day - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

MaJanuary 1, 2011: more ice climbing

Map

Exact location of this canyon trail head (parking lot) is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).


EXTERNAL LINK

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