The Columbia Icefield!

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Peyto Lake, so gorgeous

So in order for me to make new friends, my manager Emma gave me Sunday the 29th off to go on a staff outing to the Columbia Icefield. I went with a bunch of people, Eliza, Monica, Steph, Kalina, Kyoko and Chiemi. We had to be there for like, 12 but we left really early so we could stop at a few really nice lookout spots on the way there. It was super hot that day but I was confused as to what to wear cause we were going to a glacier, so I wore a winter jacket. THAT was stupid in the van...

The first place we stopped at was nice, but I have no idea what the mountain was called haha, but we got some pretty cool photos! The next place we stopped was a short hike to Peyto Lake, which is amazing! the hike was not though.

my friends and i and the icefield
.. I got so sweaty! But it was an amazing view. The lake was named after Bill Peyto an explorer. Such a nice view. And it was a beautiful day so the pictures we gorgeous. Except I had a long piece of hair that fell out of my ponytail that looks stupid. Anyways, the drive along the Icefield Parkway is soo amazing, the drive itself is worth it to go there.

We drove for a bit more, and finally got to the Icefield. It was SOO busy. Full of Asian tourists. Some of them are so rude! It was sweet though cause it costs 40 bucks to get in, but because we are "locals" we got in for free. We waited for a bit for the big bus to take us out to the other station thing where we would be taken in a huge huge vehicle down to the icefield. It was kind of scary cause the girl who was driving us was my age and she had to drive us down a really really steep drop in this thing.

yeah drinking the glacier water
The wheels were so big and the whole thing was worth over a million dollars!

When we got to the actual icefield we had like half an hour to walk around on it and drink glacier water. It was really cool, I drank the glacier water and put it in my water bottle. Yum. There were so many people there though it was crazy. We eventually had to go back on the big vehicle thing and head back to the building. We had to really hurry to get back to Moraine though cause a couple people had to work at 3 or 4.

When we got back it was soooo beautiful there me and Eliza went down to the canoe dock and hung out and drank some beers, it was awesome. There were so few really hot days there so everyone always took advantage of days like that.

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Peyto Lake, so gorgeous
Peyto Lake, so gorgeous
my friends and i and the icefield
my friends and i and the icefield
yeah drinking the glacier water
yeah drinking the glacier water
me and eliza at our first stop on …
me and eliza at our first stop on…
chiemi, kyoko, me, kalina, eliza a…
chiemi, kyoko, me, kalina, eliza …
me and the mountains
me and the mountains
LOOK AT THE PIECE OF HAIR
LOOK AT THE PIECE OF HAIR
all of us, but not the lake haha
all of us, but not the lake haha
yeah almost 2 of the same photo, b…
yeah almost 2 of the same photo, …
me and eliza and a little bit of w…
me and eliza and a little bit of …
on the icefield parkway
on the icefield parkway
finally there, the icefield centre
finally there, the icefield centre
my ticket, notice the 0.00 dollars
my ticket, notice the 0.00 dollars
thats the columbia icefield way ov…
thats the columbia icefield way o…
i was trying to capture how steep …
i was trying to capture how steep…
that little hole goes down like, h…
that little hole goes down like, …
me and eliza
me and eliza
a glacier tiny waterfall thingy
a glacier tiny waterfall thingy
look how big the wheel is!
look how big the wheel is!
all the expensive vehicles parked …
all the expensive vehicles parked…
me and steph on the canoe dock :)
me and steph on the canoe dock :)
my first photo of the lake on a go…
my first photo of the lake on a g…
eliza paddling
eliza paddling
my life jacket was a little too bi…
my life jacket was a little too b…
me and mikey p on the lake
me and mikey p on the lake
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photo by: marg_eric