Exciting new way for visitors to connect with nature in Jasper National Park
JASPER, AB, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta - Today, Parks Canada congratulated Brewster Travel Canada on the grand opening celebration of their Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park.
Visitors from across Canada and around the world can now delight in this extraordinary opportunity to soak in amazing vistas, enjoy a thrilling bird's eye view of the Sunwapta Valley on the world-renowned Columbia Icefield, and explore the unique ecological and cultural heritage that makes Jasper National Park part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For over 120 years, Brewster has been a valued partner in presenting outstanding visitor experiences and learning opportunities in Canada's mountain national parks to Canadians and visitors from around the world. Brewster Travel Canada's operations in the Icefield area make an important contribution to achieving the direction in the Jasper National Park management plan to carefully manage growth and development and advance stewardship for all areas of the Parks Canada mandate.
- Stretching 232 km (144 mi.) through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, the Icefield Parkway opened in 1940 as a scenic road for the use and pleasure of national park visitors.
- Every year, almost two million Canadians and visitors from around the world visit Jasper National Park to sightsee, enjoy iconic Rocky Mountain scenery and connect to nature.
- Jasper National Park, the largest of Canada's mountain national parks at more than 11,000 km2, is part of one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected natural areas in the world.
"Our national parks are our national treasures, and Jasper is certainly not the least of these. Brewster Travel Canada's new state-of-the-art experience will provide visitors from around the world a unique way to learn about the Columbia Icefield's special natural and cultural heritage. This 'view from the edge' experience will give us the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Rockies and the Columbia Icefield while respecting both the environment and the integrity of our landscape."
The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
- Backgrounder: Brewster Glacier Skywalk
Image with caption: "Stunning beauty of Columbia Icefield Area and Brewster Travel Canada's Glacier Skywalk. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140513_C8167_PHOTO_EN_40258.jpg
SOURCE: Parks Canada
For further information:
Office of the Minister of the Environment
Public Relations and Communications
Jasper National Park
Brewster Travel Canada:
Stunning beauty of Columbia Icefield Area
Photo Credit: Parks Canada