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Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park
Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park
Author: Kadellar (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)





Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks is a group of national parks and provincial parks in Canada. It includes Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, as well as Mount Robson Provincial Park, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Hamber Provincial Park. An area of mountain ranges, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October to 2 November, 1984.

Photos of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Banff National Park, Canada
Banff National Park, Canada
Author: Jiri Eischmann (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Mount Chephren and Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park
Mount Chephren and Waterfowl Lake, Banff National Park
Author: Jon Sullivan (public domain)

Consolation Lake, Banff National Park
Consolation Lake, Banff National Park
Author: Chuck Szmurlo (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

Jasper National Park, Canada
Jasper National Park, Canada
Author: Frank Kovalchek (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

What to See in Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 51 25 29 W 116 28 47 in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta
Inscription Year: 1984
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, VIII

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Local Tours of Canada

It is often cheaper and more practical to join a local tour of, if you are looking for a specific travel experience. Here are some local tours of Canada that you may want to include to your itinerary. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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