Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

group of national and provincial parks in Canada

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Canadian Rockies. There are seven parks in the site, including four national parks:

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Canadian Rocky Moutain parks map.svg
Map of the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks
LocationCanada
Coordinates51°25′29″N 116°28′47″W / 51.42472°N 116.47972°W / 51.42472; -116.47972Coordinates: 51°25′29″N 116°28′47″W / 51.42472°N 116.47972°W / 51.42472; -116.47972
Governing bodyParks Canada and BC Parks
TypeNatural
Criteriavii, viii
Designated1984 (8th session)
Reference no.304
State PartyCanada
RegionEurope and North America
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in North America
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
Location of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks in North America

and three British Columbia provincial parks:

They became a World Heritage Site in 1984. The Burgess Shale site is also part of it, which was a World Heritage site on its own between 1980 and 1984.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Burgess Shale". Royal Ontario Museum. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. "World Heritage Committee: Eighth Ordinary Session". UNESCO. 1984. Retrieved 24 June 2012.