February 10th, 2012
Visitors to Alberta‘s Jasper National Park will soon be able to have a new experience of glacial proportions.
Dubbed their Glacial Discovery Walk, Brewster Travel Canada wants to build a viewing platform that would extend over the Sunwapta Valley at the end of a 400-metre trail along the Icefields Parkway, and Parks Canada agreed to the idea.
The company says that it is committed to sustainable development and that through the interpretive walk visitors will learn about glaciers, ecology, geology, and about the aboriginal and social history of the area. This is a landscape that is a “unique world wonder.”
The trail will be fully accessible, regardless of the mobility limitations of some visitors.
Following an environmental assessment of the project, the Canadian federal government gave the go-ahead to a trail to view the glacier in Jasper National Park.
The tourism company, which has commissioned a number of its own studies, said it expects the environmental impact of constructing the glacier walk to be “minimal.”
Learn more about the Glacial Discovery Walk by checking out their site here.
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