Maligne Canyon, Alberta – Shelf Ice

Photography by Lori-Ann Muenzer

Maligne Canyon, Alberta – Shelf Ice

Lori-Ann Muenzer
12 × 8 in


Artwork Description

n March of 2000 I took a walking tour of Maligne Canyon.  One of the most spectacular spots I found on this winter wonderland tour was this piece of “shelf ice”.

For safety reasons, tour guides will check and break through the ice on a river so that they know that it is safe to walk on.  There are sometimes different levels of ice and the ice that I was walking on was a good two feet lower than this piece of shelf ice!  The snow on the right hand side shows yet another couple layers of the frozen riverbed.


~ Lori-Ann Muenzer