North Saskatchewan River
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CA Boilermaker
N 51° 58.315 W 116° 44.238
11U E 518045 N 5757947
Quick Description: Canadian Heritage Rivers System Plaque along Icefield Parkway at the Howse Pass viewpoint.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:03:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM4BDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 38

Long Description:
From the marker: "The North Saskatchewan River rises in the Saskatchewan Glacier, an arm of the massive Columbia Icefield. The section of the river in Banff National Park flows swiftly past spectacular views of Rocky Mountain peaks. Native people hunted and camped along its shores for thousands of years before David Thompson, Joseph Howse, and later the Palliser Expedition explored the area. With its tributary, the Howse River, it was briefly a major route for nineteenth century fur traders. Today, it provides a scenic recreational experience for skilled canoeists. For these outstanding features, the North Saskatchewan River in Banff National Park has been proclaimed a Canadian Heritage River."
Type of Marker: Geographical / Natural History

Sign Age: Other

Parking: Howse Pass Viewpoint/Picnic Area along Banff Icefield Parkway

Placement agency: Canadian Heritage River System

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