Stutfield Glacier at Columbia Icefield

N o fewer than four glaciers of the Columbia Icefield can be seen at once from Icefields Parkway; and one of those glaciers is Stutfield Glacier in Jasper National Park.

Stutfield Glacier at Columbia Icefield

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The view of Stutfield Glacier from Icefields Parkway is stunning; although you can park your vehicle and walk around to get different views.

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Due to the cragginess of the rock and the way the ice is precariously positioned on it, Stutfield Glacier is arguably the most picturesque of the glaciers of which to view in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The glacier sports a set of double icefalls.

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Stutfield Glacier was named after Hugh Stutfield by John Norman Collie, who was a British scientist, mountaineer and explorer.

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Located 135 kilometers northwest of Lake Louise and 95 kilometers southeast of Jasper, Stutfield Glacier is located near the border of Banff National Park.

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Stutfield Glacier stretches down 914 meters of the face of the cliff.

Stutfield Glacier

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The glacier flows southeast from Stutfield Peak.

Summary

I did more than simply view the glaciers from Icefields Parkway — but I will save those experiences for future articles…

…and if you simply want to view the glaciers from a distance, you can spend as few as five minutes to admire them from your vehicle.

Other than admission into Jasper National Park — which has been suspended for 2017 while Canada celebrates 150 years as a confederation — there is no admission fee to visit; and you can stay as long as you like.

All photographs ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

One thought on “Stutfield Glacier at Columbia Icefield”

  1. nishajain says:

    Nice photographs! Love to visit Columbia.

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