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Portage Glacier

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The Visitor Center at Portage Glacier used to directly face the massive blue-ice glacier, but shortly after it was built in 1986 the glacier began to drastically recede and is now around the corner at the end of the lake. Icy textures and shapes dominate the fantastic landscape and you will also see other glacial remnants including Explorer, Middle, Byron, Shakespeare and Burns Glaciers. Take a cruise to view Portage Glacier or the one-mile walk to the face of Byron Glacier along Byron Creek. Look closely and you will see ice worms.


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