Sít’ Eetí Geeyí, bay in place of the glacier (Glacier Bay)
Sít’ Eetí Geeyí experienced the most dramatic Little Ice Age (~1550—1850AD) in the world. About 85% of the province was covered by ice to a depth of 1 mile in the upper reaches, sloping to the berg-spewing glacial terminus in Icy Strait (a name no longer descriptive). Many tidewater glaciers have since receded onto land. Recolonizing plants and animals followed, and after them, seal hunters, scientists and tourists. Today, ice cover is reduced to 41% of the province.