Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains. The Rockies have numerous high peaks and ranges, such as Mount Robson and Mount Columbia.The Rockies are composed of shale and limestone.

The Canadian Rockies are the eastern most part of the Canadian Cordillera, the collective name for the mountains of western canada. The Rockies are bounded on the east by the Canadian Prairies, on the west by the Rocky Mountain Trench, and on the north by the Liard River. Liard River Hotsprings is a popular tourist attraction located at kilometre 765 of the Alaska Highway.

Mount Columbia is the second-highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and is the highest mountain in Alberta. Of the highest peaks, only Mount Temple has an established scrambling route. All other mountains require more mountaineering skills and experience. Despite the fact that it is only a moderate scramble, even Mount Temple should not be attempted by novices.

The Canadian Rockies are noted for bening the source of several major river system, and also for the many rivers within the range itself. Notable rivers originating in the Canadian Rockies includes the Fraser, Columbia, North Saskatchewan, Bow and Athabasca Rivers.

The Rockies are quite different in appearance and geology from the American Rockies to the south of them. The Canadian Rockies are overall more jagged than the American Rockies because the Canadian Rockies have been more hevily glaciated, resulted in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys gauged by glaciers.

Five national parks are located within the Canadian Rockies, four of which are adjacent and make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. These four parks are Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. The fifth national park, Waterton is not adjacent to the others. Numerous provincial parks are located in the Canadian Rockies, including Hamber, Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson parks.

The Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park is located in the beautiful Northern Rocky Mountains and offers an experience to be Remembered. Hot Springs – accessible all year, the Northern Rockies Mobile Visitor Center, Wildlife & bird watching all this things attract most tourist to visit here.


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