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  Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Rocky_Mountain_Parks   (169 words)

  
 Canadian Rockies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Rockies   (459 words)

  
 Gallery: Western Canadian mountains (part 3 of 4)
The Rocky Mountains are not covered with thick vegetation like Appalachians, their granite peaks are exposed and barren.
Because the Rockies are still largely untamed and wild, they stir the imagination and attract adventurers perhaps more than any other mountain range in North America (visit the stock photo section with more images from the Rockies).
On the eastern side of the Park, the mountain peaks sometime soar 1,200 metres only a kilometre from the adjacent open prairie, creating a breathtaking view of rolling ranchlands against the towering mountains.
www.branimirphoto.ca /gallery/mountains/western_canadian_mountains.html   (825 words)

  
 Making Mountain Park Reality - Cheviot Mine
Mountain Park was established shortly after as an underground coal mine and company village; at 5819 feet elevation, the highest village in Canada.
The proposed Mountain Wildland Park is one of the most extensive complexes of alpine tundra and subalpine habitats found in the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
The area is also of substantial geographic importance as the proposed park (and the opposing mine) sits astride the continental divide between the waters flowing to the Arctic Ocean and those flowing to the Atlantic; at the head waters of the McLeod River (Arctic watershed) and the Cardinal (Atlantic watershed).
www.fanweb.ca /cheviot/index_html?main_page_name=home_reference   (5550 words)

  
 Parks in Neighbouring Alberta, Canada
Rugged mountains, ancient glaciers, icefields, alpine meadows, beautiful blue cold-water lakes, mineral hot springs, deep canyons and fascinating hoodoos compose the natural landscape and habitat for a great variety of birds and mammals.
Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Willmore Wilderness Park in the Rocky Mountains of central Alberta is a beautiful untouched wilderness area with pristine forests and stunning panoramic mountain vistas.
www.britishcolumbia.com /ParksAndTrails/Parks/details/?ID=623   (244 words)

  
 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The provincial parks are all located in B.C. and join with the national parks on both sides of the provincial border.
The provincial parks were accepted as an addendum to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks in 1990.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are oriented in a southeastern to northwestern direction along the Continental Divide and consist of the Western Ranges, the Main Ranges, the Front Ranges and the Foothills, all of which are represented within the parks.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/rockies.html   (2944 words)

  
 Hiking tours, adventure tours, camping tours, canoe trips in the Canadian west, northwest, Yukon and the Rocky Mountain ...
During this two-week camping holiday in the Canadian Rockies and the Rocky Mountain national parks your playground is surrounded by the most spectacular peaks and summits.
In 1813 a fur trading post was established in the eastern Rockies where freight was switched from canoes onto pack horses for the mountain crossings.
Highlights during this 3-week trekking holiday are the famous parks of the Canadian Rockies, the Coast Mountains and Pacific Rim National Park.
www.timberwolftours.com /index.php?page=tours&type=tour_f&l=en   (508 words)

  
 UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme - Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, with the adjoining Mount Robson, Hamber and Mount Assiniboine provincial parks, bestride the continental divide of the central Rocky Mountains at their highest point.
In 1996 the minister responsible for Parks Canada commissioned a study of the Banff-Bow valley to ascertain the state of the environment in the core of Banff National Park.
Mount Robson, Hamber and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Parks are administered by the government of British Columbia according to the provisions of the Parks Act.
sea.unep-wcmc.org /sites/wh/CanRockies.htm   (2788 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Parks
Two years later, the Rocky Mountains Park Act officially set aside the Banff Hot Springs Reserve as a "public park and pleasure ground for the benefit, advantage and enjoyment of the people of Canada" and another 379 square kilometres was added to the park.
Parks Canada also plays a major role in preserving and maintaining 150 national historic sites, 29 national marine conservation areas, 30 heritage rivers, 1,300 heritage buildings and 165 historic railway stations.
And look for the Parks Canada folks at the HMCS Haida site at Pier 9 in Hamilton Harbour, Ont. They used to be in Toronto, but the ship was moved across Lake Ontario on Aug. 30, 2003 – the 60th anniversary of the commissioning of this Tribal Class Destroyer.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/parks   (623 words)

  
 Lowry shows that politics, parks don't mix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Canadian Park Service now has a decentralized structure in which employees are responsible for managing the parks from the ground level -- a system that holds the potential to launch a new era of protection for its sprawling park system.
He also is excited about a new park program in Costa Rica that is attempting to consolidate scattered park holdings into larger blocks representing regional ecosystems and to include a sample of each of the country's ecosystems in its national park system.
The Canadian government had launched a major study of how its national parks and wilderness areas were managed, and Lowry was discussing the project with a woman in charge of planning for most of the Canadian Rocky Mountain park system.
record.wustl.edu /archive/1996/10-17-96/4033.html   (1660 words)

  
 Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, as well as the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks, studded with mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves, form a striking mountain landscape.
Situated on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, the park provides a rare example of the process of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth's mantle lie exposed.
The palaeontological site of Miguasha National Park, in south-eastern Quebec on the southern coast of the Gaspé peninsula, is considered to be the world's most outstanding illustration of the Devonian Period known as the 'Age of Fishes'.
www.twobeds.com /nasa/herrminator/html/Canada.html   (1142 words)

  
 Visitor expenditure characteristics in the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks - Social Science Research Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Visitor expenditure characteristics in the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks: Results from the 2003 Survey of Visitors to Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks.
The four Rocky Mountain national parks that straddle the Alberta-BC boundary represent one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada.
Parks Canada wanted to better understand the economic impact of tourist spending within each of these parks and the mountain parks in general.
www.nofc.forestry.ca /ssrg/projects/white2_e.php   (202 words)

  
 Rocky Mountaineer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Rocky Mountains are a winter playground where you can enjoy all the traditional winter activities the landscape has to offer.
Rocky Mountaineer winter vacations can connect you with some of the finest skiing available in the world.
The Canadian Rockies Hot Springs invite you to relax in a spectacular mountain setting, while soaking in the hot mineral waters that have rejuvenated travellers for more than a century.
www.winterrailtours.com /hotels_cities_activities/sight_seeing.htm   (333 words)

  
 1001 Jasper National Park Alberta Canada Information - proudly presented by Kanada News' Canada Vacation Planner The ...
Jasper National Park is situated on a plateau in the Athabasca Valley, within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, west of Edmonton, northwest of Calgary and northeast of Vancouver, BC.
The Canadian Rockies are known to support 1300 species of plants, 20,000 types of insects and spiders, 40 types of fish, 16 species of amphibians and reptiles, 277 species of birds and 69 different species of mammals.
Flowing from the mountain at 54 degree C (129 degree Fahrenheit), the water is cooled to a comfortable temperature of 40 degree C (102 degree Fahrenheit) as it enters the pools.
www.kanada-alberta.de /en/jasper/index.html   (1581 words)

  
 Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Jasper: From Peyto Lake in Banff National Park, it is about 80 km to drive to the Icefield Centre, the visitors' entrance to Jasper National Park.
Having lived in the town of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, I have been hiking through the Rocky Mountains a lot.
The Rockies are great to visit in both the summer and the winter.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/canadianrockymountain.html   (774 words)

  
 :: 2005 Alberta Centennial - Banff Heritage Tourism Corporation ::
While the use of automobiles in the park was prohibited since 1905, the construction of the Banff Coach road into the park was completed in 1909.
In 1930, the National Parks Act was passed by Parliament establishing the boundaries of the mountain parks generally as they exist today and introducing the concept of parks preservation under which the present day parks system is managed.
The Canadian Ski Museum West opened in Cascade Plaza in the fall of 1999, and is a destination for visitors to discover the area's skiing heritage.
www.banffheritagetourism.com /2005/banffs_history.htm   (1385 words)

  
 Travel: Provincial beauty
The Rockies are the children of a tumultuous affair between continental plates.
This is postcard Canada: snow-capped mountains, thundering waterfalls, turquoise lakes, towering forests, craggy peaks, the Columbia Icefield, trickling brooks, the bizarre rock columns called hoodoos, echoing canyons, the Continental Divide and any Canadian cliche you care to think of, including Mounties, railroads and Canadian Pacific's chateau-style hotels.
The park has 128 camp sites (59 with power), an informative on-site interpretive center (featuring an interesting movie about the history of dino prospecting in Canada) and many ways to get up close and personal with the remains of the original Jurassic Park.
www.sptimes.com /2004/06/06/Travel/Provincial_beauty.shtml   (2041 words)

  
 Timberline Tours - Canadian Rocky Mountain Hiking Series - Guided,van-supported inn-to-inn bicycling, mountain biking, ...
Creating a Canadian Rocky Mountain hiking program poses a challenge of enormous proportions-a challenge because of the overwhelming number of backcountry opportunities from which to choose.
As the sun rises and illuminates the crown of rugged Ball Mountain, its reflection in the glassy, still waters of Shadow Lake are a photographer's fantasy.
Second smallest of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Yoho is a land of glacial lakes and towering, snowclad mountains whose steepness explains the park's many spectacular waterfalls.
www.earthnet.net /tours/old/hk_cr.htm   (1594 words)

  
 Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
It claims to be comprehensive, including all trails of significance within the Canadian Rockies mountain parks.
The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide is also known in hiking circles as “the bible.” Not only has it been accepted as the definitive word on hiking trails in the mountain parks, but it also has a list of commandments, like the Old Testament.
Finally the authors provide of list of other Canadian Rockies trail guide books to supplement the information you will find in their own.
www.hiking-vacations-and-gear.com /canadian-rockies-trail-guide.html   (426 words)

  
 Charles Bray At Calgary. - Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. - Worldisround photo
Parks picture - Banff: Ramona Bray took this picture of the sign in which it says, The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks were designated a site of outstanding universal value and placed on the world heritage list on October 30th 1984.
Beginning in 1885, when a part of what is now Banff National Park was reserved for public use, the Canadian Rockies have formed the backbone of Canadas protected National areas system.
Banff: Ramona Bray took this picture of the sign in which it says, The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks were designated a site of outstanding universal value and placed on the world heritage list on October 30th 1984.
www.worldisround.com /articles/79143/photo88.html   (306 words)

  
 Banff in Alberta, Canada, information vacations, hotels and travel guides rocky mountain national park
Welcome to the Banff travel planning guide produced by locals for Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Canmore, Waterton, Golden and the national parks in the Canadian Rockies.
The Rocky Mountains of Canada are a vast land - filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife, a multitude of recreational activities for all ages and a lot of unique opportunities that only the people who live in this area know about.
golfing fishing rafting hiking skiing in banff and jasper and the rocky mountains of canada
www.canadianrockies.net   (334 words)

  
 Jasper Rocky Mountain Rail Tour Canada Rail Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Established in 1907 on the eastern slopes of the Rockies, Jasper is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
km, the park is a living example of a protected mountain ecosystem that allows for visitors to enjoy solitude, wildlife, outdoor recreation and a wide range of learning opportunities.
As the gateway town to the unspoiled grandeur of Jasper National Park winter visitors can delight in an array of activities including outdoor ice-skating, winter picnics, wildlife sightings, the Maligne Canyon "Crawl", snowmobiling, heli-skiing, and heli-snowshoeing or just relax and enjoy a cozy evening next to the roaring fire.
www.canadatravelspecialists.com /rocky-mountaineer/jasper   (167 words)

  
 Great Canadian Parks - British Columbia Province
Churn Creek Provincial Park is located approximately 60 kilometres southeast of Williams Lake at the confluence of the Chilcotin and Fraser rivers in the south central region of British Columbia.
Representing the Columbia Mountains Natural Region of Canada, it encompasses part of the Selkirks and a small portion of the Purcell Ranges along the southeastern border of British Columbia.
Pacific Rim National Park, is a thin strip of land along the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island, its magnificent islands, beaches and dramatic seascapes dividing into three geographically distinct park units: Long Beach, the most accessible, Broken Group Islands, about 100 islands in Barkley Sound and the challenging 72 kilometre West Coast Trail.
www.canadianparks.com /bcolumbia/bcolumbia_home/index.htm   (372 words)

  
 About Rockytours - The All-Inclusive Canadian Rocky Mountain Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
We are a team of professionals with a sole purpose, to provide FREE information and reservations of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Rockytours is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper.
Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, comprising this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site.
www.rockytours.ca /user/about.cfm   (362 words)

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