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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1984,1990
Location: North America, Canada, Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta
NHK World Heritage 100 series  
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Description: The adjoining national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, as well as the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks, form a striking mountain landscape through their mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves. Also present is the Burgess Shale fossil site, eminent for its fossil remains of soft-bodied marine animals. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. It consists of four national parks: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, and three British Columbia provincial parks: Hamber Provincial Park, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park. The parks include mountains, glaciers and hot springs and the headwaters of major North American river systems including: North Saskatchewan River, Athabasca River, Columbia River, Fraser River. 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 from 1980 to 1990, when it was included in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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