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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  • August 8, 2017
    It's a nice little stop when you are along the way. We had some great photo moments here - the (usual) combo of glacier, mountain and lake.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    This is another scenic stop you need to make while driving along the Icefields Parkway. It is visible right along the side of the highway. You can pull over and take some quick photos and read the sig...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    This glacier is easily viewed from the Ice Fields Parkway. It was named because it looked like a crow's foot with 3 talons but now there are only two left because the glacier is shrinking. There is a ...  more »

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