Columbia Icefield

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Banff, Canada
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Situated in the Canadian Rockies along the Continental Divide, the Columbia Icefield lies in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park.  The icefield is 325 square kilometres in size, and feeds eight major glaciers:
  • Athabasca
  • Castleguard
  • Columbia
  • Dome
  • Stutfield
  • Saskatchewan
The Columbia icefield is the largest icefield in the Rockies.  Meltwater from the icefield flows into three different oceans: The Pacific, Arctic, and the Atlantic Ocean.  Surrounding the icefields are a number of tall mountains, with the highest point at Mount Columbia - 3475 metres tall (12,284 feet).  It is possible to go on tours that take you directly onto these ice fields.
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Mar 24, 2009
part of the icefield, the athabasca glacier, is visible from the icefields parkway. amazing!
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May 13, 2010
A really cool thing to do! Awesome to have a snowball fight in the middle of the summer.
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Jun 12, 2010
great place to see i recomend it to everyone in the world because it a very rare sight
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