Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site World Heritage Site

Group of national and provincial parks in Canada

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Canadian Rocky Moutain parks map.svg
Map of the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks
LocationCanada
Coordinates51°25′29″N 116°28′47″W / 51.42472°N 116.47972°W / 51.42472; -116.47972Coordinates: 51°25′29″N 116°28′47″W / 51.42472°N 116.47972°W / 51.42472; -116.47972
Governing bodyParks Canada and BC Parks
TypeNatural
Criteriavii, viii
Designated1984 (8th session)
Reference no.304
State PartyCanada
RegionEurope and North America
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
Location of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks in Canada
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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in North America
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
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The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. It consists of seven contiguous parks including 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 environment and biological diversity. It includes the Burgess Shale site, a World Heritage Site in its own right from 1980 to 1984, when it was included in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks WHS designation.[1][2]

  1. ^ "The Burgess Shale". Royal Ontario Museum. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. ^ "World Heritage Committee: Eighth Ordinary Session". UNESCO. 1984. Retrieved 24 June 2012.

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