Friday, 17 October 2014

Saskatchewan Crossing

During the 1800s, the Saskatchewan Crossing was used by fur traders making their way into British Columbia. Located at the junction of the Icefields Parkway #93 and the David Thompson Highway in Banff National Park it offers a jumping off place for hikers and backpackers.

The Glacier Lake Trailhead can be located at the parking lot on the west side of the Icefields Parkway 1 km north of the Saskatchewan River Crossing Service Centre. The distance is 8.9km one way with an elevation gain of 210 m, and an elevation loss of 220m. The hiker is looking at 6 hours for a round trip.

Parks Canada provides information on activities available on its website.

Photo Credit: eurotrash CC=nc-sa-flickr.


RuneE said...

This photo reminds me of an area in Northern Norway where we once lived, called Hattfjelldal - mountains, forests and sky.

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Charles Gramlich said...

Big sky there