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The Alpine Subregion

Glaciers within the Alpine SubregionThe Alpine Subregion includes all areas above the treeline including vegetated areas, rockland, snowfield and glaciers. Materials are generally residual bedrock and colluvium often on steep slopes. Extensive areas of unvegetated bedrock occur. Rock glaciers occur from Kananaskis Country north to Jasper National Park.  Neoglacial landforms are especially prevalent in the Main Ranges of Banff and Jasper National Parks.

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