Waputik Icefield

General Characteristics:
Waputik Icefield is located at the south end of Wapta Icefield. Waputik is approximately 52km2 and straddles the contiental divide between Balfour Pass and Kicking Horse Pass about 20km NW of Lake Louise (CME, 2005). Balfour Pass is the boundary between Waputik and the larger Wapta Icefield. The meltwaters from Waputik feed two river systems: Bow Rivier, and Yoho/Kicking Horse River. Most of the icefield drains westward throuhg Daly Glacier with much of the remainder flowing northward in Balfour Glacier.

Figure 1: Waputik Icefield in 2004 (Can Image, 2005)

Waputik Icefield - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project
Figure 2: Waputik Icefield in 1961 (Ommanney, 2002)

Waputik Icefield - Canadian Glacier Inventory Project
Figure 3: The shaded area depicts the Waputik Icefields
(CME, 2005)
Information will be provided on the following glacier:

Name: Waputik Icefield
Location: Banff National Park
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51o34.0'
Longitude: 116o27.0'
Classification: Icefield
(NRC, 2007)