Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta

Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta

Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta

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Saskatchewan River Crossing is a place name in western Alberta, Canada. It is located in the administrative area Improvement District No. 9 (Banff National Park), at the junction between Icefields Parkway and David Thompson Highway.

It was named "The Crossing", when travellers and fur traders used this spot to cross the North Saskatchewan River on their way to British Columbia in the 19th century.

Geography

It lies as the confluence of the North Saskatchewan River with Howse River and Mistaya River in the Canadian Rockies and is the starting point for tours on the Columbia Icefield and other scenic hiking trails.

It is the only place offering basic amenities between Lake Louise and Jasper, including gasoline, restaurant, gift shop, and lodging. However, these services are seasonal, and closed during the winter.<br clear=left>

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