Canadian Rockies

mountain range in Canada

The Canadian Rockies (French: Rocheuses canadiennes) or Canadian Rocky Mountains, both the Alberta Rockies and the B.C. Rockies, is the Canadian part of the North American Rocky Mountains.

Canadian Rockies
Rocheuses canadiennes (French)
Highest point
PeakMount Robson
Elevation3,954 m (12,972 ft)
Coordinates53°06′38″N 119°09′21″W / 53.11056°N 119.15583°W / 53.11056; -119.15583
Length1,460 km (910 mi)
Width180 km (110 mi)
Area194,000 km2 (75,000 sq mi)
ProvincesBritish Columbia and Alberta
Parent rangePacific Cordillera
OrogenySevier orogeny[1]
Type of rockSedimentary rock

References change

  1. "Laramide and Sevier orogenies (PLATE TECTONICS) – g17" (PDF). p. 423. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2017-08-20.