Northern BC Glaciers - Zone 02

Latitude: 59º-60º N, Longitude: 135º-137º W

Zone 02
Source: North Western British Columbia, 1:600 000 map 1B

Canadian Glaciers
Official Name
(Centre of Glacier)
(Centre of Glacier)
Gazetteer Map Reference
Buckwell Glacier 59°23'00" 136°41'00" 114P/7
Carroll Glacier 59°10'00" 136°45'00" 114P/2
Chilkat Glacier 59°43'00" 135°45'00" 104M/12
Herbert Glacier 59°20'00" 136°31'00" 114P/7
Jarvis Glacier 59°27'00" 136°32'00" 114P/7
Rothwell Glacier 59°58'42" 135°41'48" 104M/13
Samuel Glacier 59°42'00" 136°48'00" 114P/10
Tkope Glacier 59°21'00" 136°53'00" 114P/7
Tsirku Glacier 59°19'00" 136°37'00" 114P/7


American Glaciers
Official Name
Bertha Glacier
Boundary Glacier
Burroughs Glacier
Casement Glacier
Cushing Glacier
Davidson Glacier
Denver Glacier
Dickenson Glacier
Ferebee Glacier
Garrison Glacier
Irene Glacier
L. Jarvis Glacier
Laughton Glacier
Le Blondeau Glacier
McBride Glacier
Meade Glacier
Muir Glacier
Rainbow Glacier
Rendu Glacier
Riggs Glacier
Schubee Glacier
South Glacier
Takhin Glacier
Willard Glacier
Source: Alaskan Topographic Series -"Skagway"


Buckwell Glacier

Buckwell Glacier is located within the Alsek Mountain Ranges of northern B.C. It moves east of the mountains with a tongue which extends all the way to the summit of Buckwell peak, the 29th highest point of all B.C. mountains. Access to the glacier is difficult because of the extreme steepness of mountain faces. It is reachable along the southwest ridge, but a raft ride down the Tatshenshini River followed by a hike up the Tkope River is required.

Source: Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia

Carroll Glacier

Carroll Glacier
Source: The Conscious Earth

The Above photograph records the recession of Carrol Glacier. The image on the left was taken in 1906 while the image on the right in 2004. Areas once covered in ice and till are now densely vegetated. Could this retreat signify the onset and effects of global warming, or is this a longer term and more natural global climate cycle?

Jarvis Glacier and Tsirku Glacier

Northern BC Glaciers - Zone 02 - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project

Durring the summer of 1983 the first exploration, geochemical analysis and geological mapping of the Tsirku mineral deposits around the Jarvis and Tsirki Glaciers were performed by Stryker Resources Ltd. and Freeport Resources Inc. of Vancouver. Upon the analysis of terminal then lateral and medial moraines, copper, lead, zinc and barite were found in quartz-sericite talc shists, andesitic pyroclastics and other sediments. There are no major roads to access this area but since there are no major crevasses and such gentle slopes around these glaciers the construction of new roads would be rather simple and inexpensive to perform. Both Jarvis and Tsirku drain towards the Haines highway and can provide alluvium which can be used to construct roadbeds very. Anouther interesting point regrading Tsirku Glacier, is that like Brady Glacier, which also has a ore deposit under it, Tsirku is actually growing and advancing, unlike many glaciers in the area. effectively.

source: McDougall, J. Perkins, B. Glatiotis, A.

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