Saskatchewan Glacier Close-up
A closer look at the Saskatchewan Glacier, taken from a considerable distance -- perhaps one or two miles -- using a long lens. The word "Saskatchewan" comes from the Cree word "kisiskaciwani-sipiy", meaning "swift flowing river"; this, of course, was initially used to name the Saskatchewan River, a prominent geographical feature of the Canadian prairie provinces. This image shows the toe of the glacier, which is the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River, the very start of which can also be seen. This river eventually merges with the South Saskatchewan in the province of the same name, then flows east into Lake Winnipeg, and ultimately, Hudson Bay.
The peak above the glacier is Castleguard Mountain.