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February 11, 2020: Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park


Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, off the Icefields Parkway, about 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise.  This hanging glacier rests on  Crowfoot Mountain, with Bow Lake nearby (see photo below).  Its meltwater drains into Bow Lake, then on down the Bow River and ultimately to Hudson's Bay.

01 Crowfoot Glacier

The glacier was originally named for its appearance of three claw-like ‘toes’.   The glacier has retreated since the end of the Little Ice Age and lost one 'toe' by the 1940s, but the name remains.

02 Crowfoot Glacier

04 Crowfoot Glacier

Whether three or two-toed, it remains a beautiful stop.

05 Crowfoot Glacier


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