The Clemenceau Icefield feeds the silty waters of Cummins Lakes Provincial Park, on the east side of Kinbasket Lake at the head of the Cummins River, a wilderness area of Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, two glacial lakes, and three spectacular glacier-fed waterfalls. The Cummins River drains southwest into the Kinbasket Reservoir.
Set just below and west of the vast Clemenceau Icefields in Jasper National Park, the 21,728-hectare park encompasses coniferous forests, sub-alpine spruce forests, and valley floor meadows and marshes that provide important habitat for grizzly bears, caribou and mountain goats. The area is famous for its extreme wilderness recreational activities, such as wilderness mountaineering, ski-touring and backpacking expeditions.
The Rockies are neither the highest nor the oldest of British Columbia’s 40 mountain ranges, but they certainly make an indelible impression upon travellers.
Cummins Lakes Provincial Park is located near Jasper National Park on the British Columbia border with Alberta, approximately 60 km north of Golden and 57 miles (90 km) due east of Blue River in the North Thompson Valley (as the crow flies). This remote park is usually accessed by helicopter, as there is no road access, but there is limited access by ski touring across the Clemenceau Ice Fields from Jasper National Park.
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