Columbia Ice Field, Jasper National Park

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Nature / Park
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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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  • While we had some issues with the staff in the chalet not letting us board our bus (even though we and others showed up on time) the tour itself was amazing!! Steve our driver was funny and told... 
    While we had some issues with the staff in the chalet not letting us board our bus (even though we and others showed up on time) the tour itself was amazing!! Steve our driver was funny and told...  more »
  • The Columbia Icefield is a must visit, the drive through alone is spectacular, but getting out of your vehicle and having a walk around or going on the Icefields adventure is even better, it’s truly.....  more
    The Columbia Icefield is a must visit, the drive through alone is spectacular, but getting out of your vehicle and having a walk around or going on the Icefields adventure is even better, it’s truly.....  more »

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