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Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park
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Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32km northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain.Crowfoot Glacier is east of the continental divide, and runoff from the glacier supplies water to the Bow River. The glacier has retreated since the end of the Little Ice Age and now has lost one entire lobe; it therefore no longer resembles the glacier which early explorers named. The glacier was measured to be 1.5 km² (0.58 miles²). The Crowfoot glacier was once connected to the Wapta Icefield, and in the 1980s and was considered to be part of a smaller icefield of 5 km² (1.9 mi²).
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  • I just saw this from the coach I was on that was travelling on the Icefields Parkway. It is visually enticing, the more so due to the snow in its upper reaches. The road is a smorgasboard for the eyes...  more »
  • We saw this glacier whilst travelling by coach in both directions along the Icefields Parkway. It is in the mountains above Bow Lake and is impressive in size and shape. The Crowfoot Glacier is yet an...  more »
  • This large glacier can be seen from the Icefields Parkway and there isn't any need to stop unless you want to photograph it. There is a convenient view point and we thought that it was well worth taki...  more »