Columbia Ice Field, Jasper

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The remnant of a vast glacier that once covered the region, Columbia Ice Field takes the crown as the largest of its kind in the area. Surrounded by some of the park’s highest peaks, the expansive ice field feeds numerous rivers with its meltwater, including the Columbia and Fraser rivers in the western part of North America. Head for the ice field’s visitor center to learn more about the process of glacier formation and movement; from there, you can explore the only accessible part of the ice field, which reaches a thickness of 350 m (1,148 ft) in places. Be sure to bring your camera, as you’ll get a sweeping view of the mountains around you, nine of which stand at a height of more than 3,000 m (9,852 ft). Make Columbia Ice Field a centerpiece of your Jasper National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jasper National Park trip builder .
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  • TO get to actually walk on a glacier, and to drink the water... running in the trenches.. it was awesome  more »
  • Good place to go and interesting to visit well organised but queues are long well managed but restaurant poor and expensive  more »
  • We had a great time on this trip. Our bus driver to the glacier was Rusty, and the one coming back, Peter, were hilarious! I know it must be hard to say the same thing over and over again Day in and d...  more »
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