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Columbia Ice Field, Jasper

Categories: Scenic Drives, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • Sensational ride. is very worthwhile. Experience only. Good service. Experienced and friendly guides.
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  • This is definitely worth doing. By the time you get to the actual glacier you don't get much time there, think we had half hour but 20 mins is enough. Cool to see up close but there's only a small sec...  read more »
  • The Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains of North America and Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. It is visible from Icefields...  read more »
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