No need to leave the city to find ice falls! A quick wintery stroll in Fish Creek Provincial Park in early March yielded this frosty view. (If you live in or are visiting Calgary next winter and you’re looking to check these out, head to the ranch house off of Bow Bottom Trail SE and hike across the first bridge you see from the parking lot. Follow the river to see the falls, or climb above them to reach some cool caves).
It seems that the big spring melt may finally (!) be on its way, so this area will be taking on a more liquid form very soon….
Ice falls? Is it supposed to be falling? It looks like it is frozen. Whey are there trees in it? Does it just expand outward as it freezes?
It’s a small frozen waterfall (often colloquially referred to as ice falls, although that’s a term more technically associated with a specific type of freezing on glaciers). You’re definitely correct in stating that the ice expanded as layers were formed over months of freezing. The trees would be on an outcrop of creek bank that we can’t currently see because of all the ice.
Thank you – always fun to do!
That’s a scene which makes me shiver. Glad spring is on its way to you.
I don’t mind wintery weather but we are all definitely excited about the prospect of sunshine and warmth and spring flowers….
Spectacular, and right in the city! Any guesses as to when the falls will be falling?
LOL it is snowing like mad here this morning! We’re in for a warm up later in the week, however. Perhaps mid- to late May? 🙂
Oh, gosh! Keep us posted about that waterfall.
Will do! 🙂
Very interesting and good photo
Thanks so much – it was fun to get out there and see it!
Stunning and frigid looking. Wow! Don’t think I want to be that cold though.
We were very lucky that the day we went there was warmer than most that month, but it was still cold – many of the trees in the park had hoarfrost on them. Very pretty!
What a fantastic sight! I am glad to see the back of the cold weather this spring but those falls remind me how awesome ice can be!
I completely agree! Bring on spring! 🙂
I went to visit Athabasca Falls outside of Jasper, in the winter, a few years ago. It was quite the frozen beauty, especially the caverns that had open water. Must have been a wonderful experience for you. 🙂
Although I live so close, I have never seen Athabasca Falls in the wintertime, only in the summer – that would have been a truly spectacular sight! I must make a point of heading out there this coming winter!