About Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
Interesting Places, Natural, Nature Reserves, Other Nature Conservation Areas
The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. It consists of seven contiguous parks including four national parks:
and three British Columbia provincial parks:
The parks include mountains, glaciers, and hot springs and the headwaters of major North American river systems including:
The area is known for its natural environment and biological diversity. It includes the Burgess Shale site, a World Heritage Site in its own right from 1980 to 1984, when it was included in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks WHS designation.