The Wapta Icefield is located on the Continental Divide in the Waputik Mountains portion of the Canadian Rockies. The icefield is shared by Banff National Park and Yoho National Park. There are numerous outlet glaciers extending from the icefield, including the Bow Glacier which feeds into Bow Lake and the Peyto Glacier which feeds Peyto Lake. Runoff from the icefields and outlet glaciers also supply water to both the Kicking Horse River, which is great for whitewater rafting and the Bow River, as well as numerous smaller streams and lakes. The icefield is easily accessible by mountaineers in both the summer and winter. Or you can see its glaciers from the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Posted by: danielfee | September 2, 2013