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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Columbia Icefield



This is the largest icefield in the Rockies, more than 125 square miles. It straddles the Continental Divide and both Banff and Jasper National Parks, but because of the mountains surrounding it, it's not really visible except from an airplane.

What you can see are its “toes,” the glaciers that spill out between the mountains. The glaciers here are seen from the Icefields Interpretive Centre, across the highway from the most visited of the toes, the Athabasca Glacier.

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