Ice safety reminder

Ice safety reminder
When the weather begins to warm, the thickness of natural ice around Jasper National Park can change from day to day. The Visitor Safety team has some tips to remember before heading out for that early spring adventure.

The thickness of natural ice varies from place to place. Ice forms over shallow, still water first and is thinner over areas where the water is flowing. One pond may be in good condition while another one nearby is not safe. And ice thickness can vary from place to place on any pond or lake. Be especially cautious around inflow and outflow areas.
The Red Cross recommends an ice thickness of at least 6" for safety while skating or snowshoeing. Water vapour above the ice, or creaking and cracking noises, indicate weakness.
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