The Athabasca glacier is six kilometers in length and one kilometer wide. It is possible to go up this mass of ice in special, robust vehicles. Once on the ice, you will be allowed to step out.
A guide will explain how the ice came into existence, how unparalleled forces gave shape to this territory and of course what the role of the ice (and the water) is.
On the way back look for the signs along the path. They will explain how the ice is increasing, year by year.
More information: www.cbc.ca/geologic/field_guide/rck_athabasca.html