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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). Put Columbia Ice Field and other Jasper attractions into our Jasper vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • one should see this so that one day you can tell your grandchildren what a glacier looked like and do go there and do drink the water atop the ice field lots of Asians aboard with many many cameras - ...  more »
  • Que lugar é esse?? Mesmo indo na época que as excursões estão fechadas devido ao início do inverno, a viagem vale, porque o tempo muda rápido e de repente você se vê no meio a uma nevasca!!! As montan...  more »
  • This is the major source of fresh water runoff for the Province of Alberta. We were here in June after the main melt was over, so it was rather barren, but I have been here in early spring when the sn...  more »