Picture of the Day: The Glacier Skywalk
THE GLACIER SKYWALK
The Glacier Skywalk is a barrier-free, glass-floored observation platform, situated 280 meters (918 ft) over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park. Located in Alberta, Canada, the skywalk opened to the public on 1 May 2014 and tickets can be purchased directly through the website.
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of the City of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Wildlife in the park includes elk, caribou, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, coyotes, beavers, Rocky Mountain pikas, hoary marmots, grey wolves, mountain lions, and wolverines. This park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. [source]