Mount Robson Provincial Park

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Mount Robson Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Berg Lake Canadian Rockies.jpg
Mt. Robson's N face, Berg and Mist glaciers calving into Berg Lake
Map showing the location of Mount Robson Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Mount Robson Provincial Park
Location of Mount Robson Provincial Park in Canada
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Valemount, Jasper
Coordinates 53°02′02″N 119°13′54″W / 53.03389°N 119.23167°W / 53.03389; -119.23167Coordinates: 53°02′02″N 119°13′54″W / 53.03389°N 119.23167°W / 53.03389; -119.23167
Area 2,249 km²
Established 1913
Governing body BC Parks

Mount Robson Provincial Park is a vast provincial park in the Canadian Rockies with an area of 2,249 km². The park is located entirely within British Columbia, bordering Jasper National Park in Alberta. The B.C. legislature created the park in 1913, the same year as the first ascent of Mount Robson by a party led by Conrad Kain. The park is named for Mount Robson, which has the highest point in the Canadian Rockies and is located entirely within the park.

Reflection of Whitehorn mountain in Kinney Lake

The first recreational trail was built in 1913 by Jasper outfitter Donald "Curly" Phillips along the Robson River to Berg Lake.

From May to September, the Mt. Robson Visitor Information Centre is open to the public, and is a common stop on the Yellowhead Highway. The only services within the park are at a combination coffee-shop gas station complex at the same viewpoint.

The park spans the Yellowhead Highway and is located 390 kilometres west of Edmonton or 290 kilometres east of Prince George.

World Heritage Site[edit]

In 1990 Mount Robson Park was included within the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1] Together with the other national and provincial parks that comprise the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, the park was recognized for its natural beauty and the geological and ecological significance of its mountain landscapes containing the habitats of rare and endangered species, mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves and fossils.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Heritage Committee: Fourteenth Session". UNESCO. 1990. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • BC Parks - Mount Robson Provincial Park website