Northern BC Glaciers - Zone 15

Latitude: 56º-57º N, Longitude: 129º-131º W

Zone 15
Source: North Western British Columbia, 1:600 000 map 1B

Zone 15
Source: West Central British Columbia, 1:600 000 map 1F

Canadian Glaciers
Official Name

Latitude
(Centre of Glacier)

Longitude
(Centre of Glacier)

Gazetteer Map
Reference

Andrei Glacier

56°55'42"N

130°55'36"W

104B/15

Bear Glacier

56°05'00" N

129°42'00"W

104A/4

Bear River Glacier

56°05'00" N

129°41'30"W

104A/4

Berendon Glacier

56°15'00" N

130°10'00" W

104B/1

Boundary Glacier

56°07'00" N

130°04'00" W

104B/1

Bronson Glacier

56°37'00" N

130°59'00"W

104B/10

Clara Smith Glacier

56°15'00" N

130°30'00"W

104B/7

Cone Glacier

56°33'00" N

130°39'00" W

104B/10

Copper King Glacier

56°36'00" N

130°37'00" W

104B/10

Delta Glacier

56°32'00" N

129°32'00" W

104A/12

Erickson Glacier

56°08'00"N

129°47'00"W

104A/4

Frank Mackie Glacier

56°19'00" N

130°10'00"W

104B/8

Knipple Glacier

56°25'00" N

129°59'00"W

104A/5

Leduc Glacier

56°13'00" N

130°22'00" W

104B/1

Lehua Glacier

56°31'00" N

130°48'00" W

104B/10

Melville Glacier

56°38'00" N

130°33'00" W

104B/10

Salmon Glacier

56°07'00" N

130°04'00" W

104B/1

Yuri Glacier

56°58'00" N

130°42'12" W

104B/15

Source:BCGNIS

American Glaciers
Official Name
Casey Glacier
Chickamin Glacier
Ferguson Glacier
Gray Glacier
Greenpoint Glacier
Hummel Glacier
Texas Glacier
Through Glacier

Featured Glaciers:
Salmon Glacier
Zone 15-Salmon Glacier
Source: Physical Geography.net

Salmon Glacier is part of the Misty Fjord National Monument.
The Salmon Glacier runs between the US State of Alaska and the Canadian Province of British Columbia.

Zone 15-Salmon Glacier
Source: Physical Geography.net

Laterial moraines along the sides of the Salmon Glacier, British Columbia, Canada.

Bear Glacier

Northern BC Glaciers - Zone 15 - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project

This Glacier is found off of Highway 37A in Northern British Columbia between the Meziadin Junction and Stewart, the closest city. Belonging within Bear Glacier Provincial Park, Bear Glacier descends into Strohn Lake, almost advancing upon Highway 37A.

Up until the 1940's the Bear River Pass was entirely consumed with ice. Glacial retreat since then has left an exposed basin to be filled with melt water, creating Strohn Lake. The Glacier once acted as a literal 'ice dam' and prevented the lake from draining into the Bear River Valley. Between 1958 and 1962 there were 5 large flood events known by an Icelandic term as 'jokullaups'. Water flowing from Strohn Lake had began to move under the ice, carving tunnels underneath Bear Glacier and releasing cataclysmic amounts of water, ice and rock. However, by 1967 the glacier had retreated to the point where Strohn Lake was no longer damned, ending the threat of destructive and sudden flooding events. In 1998 Bear Glacier Park was named a Class An Provincial Park.

Photo by: Richard D. Huseth
Source: Government of British Columbia


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