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Address: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Massive glacier surrounded by forest: a popular scenic spot among tourists.

Massive glacier surrounded by forest: a popular scenic spot among tourists.

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Perfect short stop for picturesque view and photos

An easy stop on the road for a quick leg stretch and some beautiful views. The lake in the forefront, the trees and the glacier make some excellent photos and a perfect place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
GillianMW
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

An easy stop on the road for a quick leg stretch and some beautiful views. The lake in the forefront, the trees and the glacier make some excellent photos and a perfect place to have a lunch with fresh air and. Jews.

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Nevada
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217 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Amazed at the beauty of Crowfoot Glacier and the place we pulled off had lot of floral. We were disappointed with the weather being as it was we did not get some good pictures of the area and Crowfoot Glacier.

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Thank Matusla
Kansas CIty, MO
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171 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

You can enjoy a view of this glacier from a nice roadside pullout as you make your way down Icefield Parkway. I have no idea if you can hike to it, but I do know that it would be extremely strenuous if you did. I was very happy with my view and pictures from the roadside. One of the crow-toes... More 

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Thank lowens311
Clarksville, Tennessee
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567 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My husband and I, with 51 other seniors were touring the Canadian Rockies and we were able to take some beautiful pictures of the Crowfoot Glacier. It is located in Banff National Park, northwest of Lake Louise. According to our guide, the runoff from the glacier supplies water to the Bow River. This glacier no longer resembles the glacier originally... More 

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1 Thank MaryannF650
Israel
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164 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Highly recommended spot to stop the car and take a look at the glacier. we were there on a rainy day so no parking issues

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Joliet
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Just pull over and take pictures! Great quick stop. Easy to view and find. You will have a great view of the glacier melt and the beautiful water.

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Forster, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a short stop to take some photos of Crowfoot Glacier. What a great view! It was very interesting to read the information indicating that a century ago when the glacier was named, three toes of ice clung to the mountain. Since then the lower toe has melted away and the middle toe is slowly disappearing. I am only... More 

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Thank Anita T
India
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1,014 reviews
472 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are driving down the highway this place is a pit stop that offers a good view of Crowfoot glacier. I was there in July and the sight was nothing awesome. A five minute stop to click a few pics and then off you go.........

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Wollongong, Australia
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525 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The glacier is barely visible in the snow especially fresh snow which had fallen in the previous two days. However the view of the area was beautiful in the snow and must be something else in summer. Banff National Park is awesome in snow

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Thank Eddie O
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you are visiting Lake Louise, you should plan to have you lunch or atleast a cup of coffee in this place. We always drive to the glacier to spend some time in front of the lake and quiet atmosphere. Just a treat to the eyes.

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