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visitors since 1967

Two hundred ways of looking at the Athabasca Glacier

We need your help!

Since the Icefields Parkway was opened in the early 1940s, thousands of people have visited the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park and marvelled at the power and magnificence of ice. Many have visited again in later years and been amazed by how much the glacier has retreated.

Are you one of these visitors? Do you have a picture of the glacier you’d be willing to share with us?

We're hoping to gather up to 200 images, from the last 70 years, that document the retreat of the Athabasca Glacier. The pictures, submitted by the public, will become a montage of images that will be included in the Natural History Gallery in the new Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton.

If you have a picture, consider sharing it with us!

Image Specifications:

Images should be taken from a distance so that the toe of the glacier is visible. Although people may be in the image, we are not looking for close-ups of people in front of the ice. We need to know the year the image was taken so that they can be placed in a time sequence. Images can be taken with a digital camera, or may be scans of photos or slides.

Not all images submitted for the Athabasca Glacier Changing Landscape exhibit may be selected; the Royal Alberta Museum reserves the right to determine which images will be used.

Submissions will be accepted until April 30, 2016.


By clicking below you hereby grant Her Majesty the Queen in right of Alberta as represented by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Royal Alberta Museum (“ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM”) the non-exclusive right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast, distribute and create derivative works of your images in relation to the Athabasca Glacier Changing Landscape exhibit to be displayed at the museum.

The rights granted by you include, without limitation, the right to publish and use the images in PR/promotional materials, non-profit materials, newspapers, newsletters, media releases and advertisements.

Your images may also appear in any of the wide variety of formats and media now available, and that may be available in the future, including, but not limited to, print, broadcast, videotape, CD, the ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM’s social media applications, the ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM’s website, and any other electronic online media formats.

Further, you provide consent for the ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM to use the likeness of your son(s), daughter(s), and/or ward(s), if recognizable in any of the images submitted, as set out above.

You also certify that if:

you have obtained all necessary copyright or other legal permissions from them, or for minors, from their parent or legal guardian.

If you provide your email address, along with your submitted image, the Royal Alberta Museum has your permission to: (check the appropriate boxes)

Contact you when the exhibition opens
Contact you regarding our programs and upcoming events
Do not contact me


Any personal information that is provided with the submission of images will be used for the purpose of administering image collection and the Athabasca Glacier Changing Landscape exhibit, and in accordance with the permissions provided above. It is collected under the authority of section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIP Act”) and is protected by the privacy provisions of the FOIP Act. Personal information is disclosed only in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act.

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