Canada has more glacier ice than anywhere except Greenland and Antarctica. And while much of that ice is in the country’s Arctic region, thousands of glaciers – some small, others still quite large – and icefields are found in the mountain ranges of Alberta and British Columbia.
These glaciers and icefields store our water and release it during the hot summer months, they feed our rivers and nourish our prairie wheat fields, and perform myriad other valuable functions in nature.
Yes, they are melting. But, while they are here, those glaciers are also fascinating, dynamic places where people pursue adventures, run businesses, conduct scientific studies, and create art, photography, films and even books, all year round. Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers is just such a book.
Join author Lynn Martel as she shares captivating stories from western Canada’s glaciers, from the mother and daughter power duo who skied for five months across icefields and glaciers from Vancouver, British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska, carrying heavy packs and sleeping in tents through vicious storms; to scientists who discovered biofilms living deep inside glacier caverns 50 metres below the ice surface; to protesters who camped for weeks to protect their beloved local glacier.
With gorgeous, eye popping images by some of the country’s best outdoor photographers, Lynn shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of Canada’s glaciers, through her exciting, entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking presentations.
“It was refreshing to have fun learning about climate change!”
– landscape photographer Joanne Liu