On the northwest side of Canada lies British Columbia. Full of lakes, mountains and glaciers, it’s a stunning place.
One of British Columbia’s unique attractions is the Columbia ice fields. It formed between 238,000 to 126,000 BCE. This was close to the time when humans were learning to farm near the Tigris, Euphrates and Nile rivers over 10,000 kilometers away.
It’s elevation is over 3,000 meters above sea level and it’s 1,000 feet of solid ice. It receives 21 feet of snowfall every year and the melt waters from it’s three major glaciers feeds six oceans.
Fun fact, did you know there are 2 million lakes in Canada? Bet you didn’t. 60% of the worlds lakes are found in Canada, making it the country with the most lakes on earth. It surprised me too. One of the more visited lakes is Lake Louise. With it’s turquoise blue waters and craggy mountain behind, it’s a stunning sight.
There is so much more to see in this beautiful country. But for now, that’s all for me. Stayed tuned for more travel posts and blogs every week.