Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes, Canada
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The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. It consists of four national parks:
and three British Columbia provincial parks:
The parks include mountains, glaciers and hot springs and the headwaters of major North American river systems including:
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 WHS designation.
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 (see Burgess Shale).
Coordinates: 51°25′29″N 116°28′47″W / 51.42472°N 116.47972°W / 51.42472; -116.47972
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