National Parks

By: Sharon White
Yoho and Kootenay national parks in British Columbia adjoin Banff national Park. Takakkaw Falls, the third highest fall in North America, are found in Yoho. The South of Banff is what is known as Kananaskis Country, an outdoor recreational area. The region covers 4000 square kilometers and offers the best facilities for every outdoor activity from picnicking to skiing. Some events of the 1988 Olympic Winter games were held at Nakiska in this area.

Jesper National Park is a wilder, larger and less explored area than Banff. Maligne Lake can be found here.

It is the largest of all the glacier-fed lakes and is considered by many people to be the most beautiful.

Many choose to cruise around its Spirit Island. Outside of Jesper National Park is Mount Robson Provincial Park. This park show-cases the highest Canadian Rockies peak at 3954 meters. This mountain has been the object of many challenges and expeditions, beginning with the first climb in 1913.

In all the Rockies make up the largest mountain parkland in the world, the many parks, peaks and valleys hold numerous favorite and special places. Hillsides are blanketed with mountain flowers and an abundance of animals in all shapes and sizes call these parts their home. The Rocky Mountain goat is exclusive to these mountains. With rushing rivers, sparkling glaciers, lush green valleys, snowcapped mountains and multicolored lakes, there is more here than the mind can imagine. These natural wonders provide a true life experience. Spectacularly beautiful and with quite possibly the best scenery in the world, the Canadian Rockies are spiritual, diverseFree Reprint Articles, breath-taking and larger than life.

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