Saskatchewan Glacier - Photo Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image The Saskatchewan Glacier as viewed from the summit of Parker's Ridge - Photo Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image Saskatchewan Glacier - Photo Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image Saskatchewan Glacier - Photo Copyright Ward Cameron 2003 - Click to view a larger image
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Saskatchewan Glacier

Location: Banff National Park, West of the Big Bend, the turn in the highway that climbs up to the Saskatchewan Valley Viewpoint, AB, Canada, UTM: 11U 487042 E / 5776883 N

Vital Statistics: Elevation: 2400 Metres (7,872 Feet)  

Formation Mechanism: Outlet Valley Glacier

Topographic Map: 83c03 Columbia Icefield

Description: This glacier, the longest tongue of ice flowing from the massive Columbia Icefields, is clearly visible from the summit of Parker's Ridge. This textbook example of an outlet valley glacier drains the Columbia Icefield and forms the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River.

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