Mount Robson Provincial Park
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. It is the second oldest park in the provincial system. The park is named for Mount Robson, which has the highest point in the Canadian Rockies and is located entirely within the park.
|Mount Robson Provincial Park|
Mt. Robson's north face, Berg and Mist glaciers calving into Berg Lake
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Nearest city||Valemount, Jasper|
|Area||2,249 km2 (868 sq mi)|
|Governing body||BC Parks|
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 commercial services within the park are at a combination coffee-shop gas station complex at the same viewpoint. There are two government campgrounds near the Visitor Centre and one near Yellowhead Pass.
The source of the Fraser River is in Mount Robson Provincial Park. A dripping spring just west of a pond at Fraser Pass is the actual source of British Columbia's longest river. It is located 40 km (25 mi) south of the Yellowhead Highway at Lucerne Campground. There are no trails there and the best access is by helicopter from Valemount.
World Heritage SiteEdit
In 1990 Mount Robson Park was included within the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.
Reflection of Whitehorn mountain in Kinney Lake
- "Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area/Mount Robson Corridor Protected Area - BC Parks". www.env.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
- "World Heritage Committee: Fourteenth Session". UNESCO. 1990. Retrieved 24 June 2012.