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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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Amazing Ice Depth

Keep your map handy as you travel north towards Jasper as the mountains/glaciers arrive very quickly and you don't want to not know what you are seeing. Crowfoot Glacier was our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
SimonSandra N
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keep your map handy as you travel north towards Jasper as the mountains/glaciers arrive very quickly and you don't want to not know what you are seeing. Crowfoot Glacier was our first which can be seen from the Icefield Parkway. You can also get a different angle from Bow Lake, which is just up the road

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

You can see the depth of the glacier, begin to understand how they work. Stunning scenery. View in two places from highway 93. Two crow feet now, used to be three apparently).

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Crowfoot Glacier is one of the first glaciers you will see on the Icefield Parkway as you head towards Jasper. There are two views: on is from the viewpoint on the highway, and the other side of the glacier can be seen from nearby Bow Lake.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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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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Kansas CIty, MO
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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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Clarksville, Tennessee
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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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Netanya, Israel
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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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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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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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