Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park

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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  • From the P along the side of the road you can see the glacier. It is a moment worth stop, if only to see how, unfortunately, the glacier has in recent years drawn terrug. There would be only on the P must be a sign with information, but that was gone. We have a picture taken and its weather drove.
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  • Crowfoot Glacier is located near Icefields Parkway and is a very impressive sight. Parking lot is located next to Parkway. Crowfoot is near Bow Lake.  more »
  • Make sure you have a IceFields Parkway GUIDE to make sure you are aware of the many spectacles along the drive ... a guide will prevent you from missing something ... the crowfoot lies above BOW LAKE ...  more »

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