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The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. It consists of four national parks: Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Ringrose Peak, Lake OHara, British Columbia, Canada The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains range. ... The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ...

and three British Columbia provincial parks: Castle Mountain in Banff. ... Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km². It is located in the province of Alberta, to the north of Banff National Park and west of the city of Edmonton. ... Ottertail River, found in Kootenay National Park Kootenay National Park is located in southeastern British Columbia, Canada covering 1,406 km² (543 mi²) in the Canadian Rockies and is a World Heritage Site. ... Natural Bridge Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide in southeastern British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6...

The parks include mountains, glaciers and hot springs and the headwaters of major North American river systems including: Hamber Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Reflections of mountains in Kinney Lake on the Berg Lake Trail, Mount Robson Provincial Park Mount Robson Provincial Park is the largest provincial park in the Canadian Rockies with an area of 2,249 km². The park is located entirely within British Columbia, bordering Jasper National Park in Alberta. ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or...

The area is known for its natural beauty and biological diversity. It includes the Burgess shale site, a World Heritage Site in its own right form 1980 to 1990, when it was included in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. The Saskatchewan River is a major river in Canada, approximately 550 km (340 mi) long, flowing roughly eastward across Saskatchewan and Manitoba to drain into Lake Winnipeg. ... Hudsons Bay Companys scow in Athabasca River, circa 1910 The Athabasca River originates from the Athabasca Glacier of the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park in Alberta. ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river situated in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada, rising in the Rocky Mountains near Mount Robson and flowing for 1400 km (870 mi), into the Pacific Ocean at the city of Vancouver. ... The Burgess Shale (named after Mount Burgess, close to where the Shale was found) is a black shale exposure found high up in the Canadian Rockies in Yoho National Park near the town of Field, British Columbia. ...


World Heritage Site

This area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for the mountain landscapes containing mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves as well as fossils found here. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 368 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File links UNESCO World Heritage Emblem. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon or gorge is a deep valley often carved from the Earth by a river. ... It has been suggested that Fossil record be merged into this article or section. ...


See also

The Canadian National Parks system is run by Parks Canada, which also runs Canadas National Historic Sites. ... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, South America, and the Caribbean. ...

External links

  • Park page at UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies.
The parks include mountains, glaciers and hot springs and the headwaters of major North American river systems including:
This area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 for the mountain landscapes containing mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves as well as fossils found here.
Canadian Rockies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (459 words)
North of the Liard River, the Mackenzie Mountains, which are not part of the Rockies, form a portion of the border between the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Mountains west of the Rocky Mountain Trench are also distinct ranges and not part of the Rockies.
Waterton Lakes National Park and numerous other provincial parks are located on the mountain ranges and in the valleys of the Rockies.
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