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Continental Divide

Natural Area, Geologic Feature

Pacific and Arctic air masses clash over the Continental Divide at Crowsnest Lake, funneling furious but warm winter winds through mountain gaps and causing abrupt transitions in species of trees, wildflowers, and bird life. Water from Crowsnest Lake flows east to Hudson Bay. Adjacent Summit Lake empties westward towards the Pacific Ocean.

Continental Divide from Crowsnest Lake – David Thomas