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The uppermost portion of the Grand Pacific Glacier appears like a road intersection in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park. The Grand Pacific Glacier flows downward toward the Gulf of Alaska in the flow in the top left, and downward to to the upper reach of Glacier Bay National Park in the bottom left and right flows. The top right flow is the Melbern Glacier. Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park is located in the very northwestern corner of British Columbia, Canada. The park sits between Kluane National Park and Reserve in the Yukon and Glacier Bay and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks and Preserves in Alaska. All together, they form the largest protected area in thew world, approximately 21 million acres. The Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers are protected in their entirety making them the only large watershed in North America that is totally protected.
The remote park is known for its spectacular glacier and icefields, rafting and kayaking, hiking and mountaineering. Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park is home to grizzly bears, Dall's sheep, wolves, mountain goats, moose, eagles, falcons, and trumpeter swans.
The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.
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- Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park - British Columbia