Crowfoot Glacier | Banff National Park

Crowfoot Glacier and Crowfoot Mountain next to Bow Lake along Icefields Parkway in Summer Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: Crowfoot Glacier viewing point. A century ago, there were three toes of ice here. Since then the glacier has melted back and the lower toe has been lost. These days the middle toe is disappearing, too.


Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain, east of the Continental Divide. The glacier has retreated since the end of the little ice age and now has lost one of its three toes; therefore, it no longer resembles the glacier which early explorers named. Crowfoot Glacier was once connected to the Wapta Icefield.

The best viewing point of Crowfoot Glacier is by Bow Lake along the Icefields Parkway. Simpson’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is the nearest accommodation located immediately next to Bow Lake.

Crowfoot Glacier and Crowfoot Mountain next to Bow Lake along Icefields Parkway in Summer Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 1, 2011: In 1918, when this photo was taken, the Crowfoot Glacier clutched the cliff with three toes, like a crow's foot. Like all those in the Canadian Rockies, this glacier has melted back considerably during this century. Its lowest toe was the first to go. :(

Crowfoot Glacier and Crowfoot Mountain next to Bow Lake along Icefields Parkway in Summer Season - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 1, 2011: This sign indicates Crowfoot Glacier (left) and Crowfoot Mountain (right).


Map and Driving Direction

Exact location of Crowfoot Glacier Viewing Point is indicated by Green Arrow on this map or check Icefields Parkway Travel Guide.


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