Athabasca Glacier

This article originally appeared in the Metro Plus edition of the Hindu

The Beatles ditty, “The Long and Winding Road” pops into my head as the minutes gobble up the distance. There is no sign of human habitation for miles on end. I’m on Highway 94 in Alberta, Canada, driving with the family to the Athabasca glacier in the Banff National Park.

Earlier that morning, we had flown into Calgary, the capital of Alberta, and headed into Banff, a charming town nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Ringed by mountains, the town, with its resplendent meadows, sparkling streams, abundant parks and trails, is our base.

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