The Canadian Rockies

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Canadian Rockies – Banff
Photo by: Satoru Kikuchi, Creative Commons

The collection of mountains that extend to the parts of British Columbia and Alberta is the Canadian Rockies. These mountains are layered by sedimentary rocks. Its peaks are spiky because of glaciers on it. These glaciers obviously make the mountains cooler and moist.

There are five major parks that are part of the Canadian Rockies, they areYoho, Jasper, Kootenay, Banff and Waterton.

The oldest park of Canada and one of the most visited parks around the territory is Banff. Some of Banff’s residents include Grizzly bears, lynx, deer, weasel and a many others. Next is Jasper, the largest of the five. It is also in Alberta and at the West of Edmonton. The park is alluring because of glaciers, lakes, hot springs and many more.

The Kootenay National Park’s main attractions are the Hot Springs, the Olive Lake, the Marble Canyon, Sinclair Canyon, Floe Lake, Fay Hut, and also to mention the Paint Pots –a spring rich in minerals. Yoho National Park lies in the South of British Columbia. Limestone caves are found here.

Obviously, there are a lot of places to explore in the Canadian Rockies.

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