Changing Park Boundaries, Banff and Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 52° 12.830 W 117° 09.614
11U E 489052 N 5784833
Quick Description: The boundaries of the great Banff and Jasper National Parks have altered repeatedly over the years
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 9:51:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMCG4F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The text on this sign reads:

"The Moving Boundary

When Jasper National Park was establishes in 1907, this pass between the Athabasca and North Saskatchewan watersheds was its southernmost boundary.

From 1907 to 1930, the size of the park fluctuated wildly. At its smallest, the park protected only a 32 km strip along the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. At its largest, it included 2538 km2 south of here. These changes reflected different federal and provincial jurisdictions, increasingly accurate surveys, and, occasionally, political considerations.

Since the passage of the National Parks Act in 1930, park boundaries have been more firmly established. Sunwapta Pass has now been the boundary between Banff and Jasper for more than fifty years. "
Group that erected the marker: Parks Canada

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Icefields Parkway
Jasper, Alberta Canada


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