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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  • The glacier looks small, visible shrinking from its former glory. However, once you get up there, it is still massive. Very interesting hearing about it. The special snow buses are quite amazing. Spen...  more »
  • We’ve been to the ice fields and always left with such wonder in our hearts. This time, we saw it for the first time coming from Jasper and it was even more spectacular!  more »
  • the icefield brass into glaciers and one can experience the views in both ways either going to it or from far. We did not take the tour to the glacier bt watched the same from far. A lot of ice still ...  more »
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