This is day five, 30 September.
We took Highway 93, the Icefield Parkway, to the Athabasca Glacier Forefield. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage, which includes 4 national and 2 provincial parks. We took many scenic turnouts again.
This was the worst weather of the trip. It rained while we were at the glacier. It also snowed, briefly, but melted as soon as it hit the ground. Due to both the weather and the massive crowds, we decided not to take either of the tours to the glacier.
We counted 32 huge buses, at least as many small ones and lots of private vehicles. That meant there were at least 1500-2000 people there at the same time were were!
Wild life bridge over the freeway. We saw several of them. WA is building one or two.
Despite this and all the warning signs for bears, wolves, etc, we saw almost no wildlife. We say many begging ravens, a few other birds, one chipmunk, and one squirrel.
We took an obligatory selfie at the glacier
No sketches, only photos today: https://redharp.smugmug.com/MKB/2016-0930-Icefield-Parkway/