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Canadian Rockies Avalanche Terrain Maps

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 12:06 am

Banff National Park Bow Summit Printable Version (PDF, 832 kb) Cascade Waterfall Printable Version (PDF, 2.8 mb) Healy Creek Printable Version (PDF, 1007 kb) Parker Ridge Printable Version (PDF, 756 kb) Plain of Six Glaciers Trail Printable Version (PDF, 1 mb) Wawa Ridge Printable Version (PDF, 1199 kb) West Bowl Printable Version (PDF, 919 kb) […]

Kootenay National Park

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS From glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide to the dry grassy slopes of the Columbia Valley, where even cactus grows, Kootenay National Park is a land rich in variety. The Highway (#93 South), the first motor road across the Canadian Rockies, takes you through the park along the Vermilion and Kootenay rivers and […]

Yoho National Park

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS The word “Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder. Nestled on the western slopes of the Rockies, Yoho National Park boasts towering rock walls, spectacular waterfalls, and 28 peaks over 3,000 metres in height. The exquisitely preserved fossils of the Burgess Shale, discovered in Yoho in 1909, have greatly expanded scientific […]

Jasper National Park

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of the four mountain parks. The land is rugged and diverse, with endless opportunities to discover its natural beauty. In addition to the attractions described below, there are over 1000 km of trails to explore. The Town of Jasper is the main service centre […]

Jasper Townsite – A Quick History

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Jasper — the park — was named after a former fur trading post in the area called Jasper House, which in turn was named after Jasper Hawse, who managed this post in the early 1800s. The town had been known by settlers in the early 1900s as “Fitzhugh”, but became “Jasper” when the park was […]

Lake Louise Townsite

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Surrounding Features Known to the Stoney Indians as “Lake of the Little Fishes”, and called “Emerald Lake” by its first European visitor in 1882, Lake Louise was renamed in 1884 to honour Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria. The Village of Lake Louise offers a range of lodging, dining, and shopping options; from […]

Banff National Park

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS Banff National Park was Canada’s first, North America’s second, and the world’s third national park. The Town of Banff and the Village of Lake Louise are the two main visitor service centres in the park. Described below are the park attractions outside of the Town of Banff and Lake Louise area. Established: Size: […]

Banff Townsite

Posted by Canmore and Kananaskis, Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Dates and Times listed are for the Summer Operating Season – except where otherwise noted – The town of Banff is named after Banffshire, Scotland, the birthplace of two major financiers of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It became so well-known that the park itself — originally called Rocky Mountains National Park — later took on […]