Lake Louise, part of The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Alberta, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 51° 24.980 W 116° 12.975
11U E 554501 N 5696415
Quick Description: A large, official "World Heritage Site" monument is located at Lake Louise.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 9:13:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMC9MR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 25

Long Description:
This large "World Heritate Site" monument was unveiled in August, 1985, proclaiming this area as part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.


The text on the plaque reads:

"World Heritage Site

The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks were designated a site of outstanding universal value and placed on the World Heritage list n October 30, 1984.

Among the attributes that warranted this designaton were features such as Lake Louise, Maligne Lake, the Columbia Icefield and the Burgess Shale, which was assigned World Heritage status in its own right in 1980.

Beginning in 1865, when a part of what is now Banff National Park was reserved for public use, the Canadian Rockies have formed the backbone of Canada's protected Natural Areas system.

This extensive area with its large tracts of wilderness is dedicated as a World Heritage Site for the benefit and enjoyment of all nations.

This plaque was unveiled August 21, 1985 by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh."
Type: Monument

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/304

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