Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - Banff, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 10.632 W 115° 34.233
11U E 599919 N 5670501
Quick Description: The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks are a World Heritage Site of outstanding universal value that dedicated on October 30, 1984 and is marked by this plaque in Banff, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 7/23/2008 8:39:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM492H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 53

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

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

Beginning in 1885, 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."

From the plaque.
Type: Natural

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

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