Mount Robson is one of the mountain peaks in Canadian Rockies that has its own unique feature and is easily recognizable. I always wonder if the big white spot near the base of Mt. Robson is a glacier, because it’s always there all year round. Does the white spot have its own name?!?! ò.ó
Mt. Robson, the second oldest provincial park in British Columbia, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site (part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains World Heritage Site). It also marks the beginning of the Fraser River’s 1,368km/850mi journey to the Pacific Ocean.
Three British Columbia Provincial Parks, including Mount Robson, were inscribed upon the world heritage list of the convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage on December 10, 1990, as an addition to the existing Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Inscription on this list confirms the exceptional universal value of a cultural or natural site which deserves proetection for the benefit of all humanity.
The magnificent scenic and unique geographic features of Mount Robson Park, which includes the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and the headwaters of the Fraser River, are of universal value and will enhance those features already inscribed on the world heritage list. This plaque was unveiled August 10, 1991 by the Honourable Bruce Strachan, MLA
Mount Robson Hiking Trails
Mount Robson Provincial Park has a few hiking trails, the most popular being Kinney Lake – Berg Lake Trail. Overlander Falls trail is a short 10min hike down the Fraser River; it is popular for kayakers.
Visit Mount Robson Provincial Park website for details.