Mount Robson, BC

Mt Robson Inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site


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

Mt Robson Rocky Mountain Goat Statue at West Entrance Sign - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Park Entrance Sign

Mt Robson Monument about Yellowhead Routes - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Monument about Yellowhead Routes—Dedicated to the people of the province of British Columbia by the Honourable W.A.C. Bennett Prime Minister on August 15, 1970, Yellowhead Highway 16 and Yellowhead South Highway 5, a 900-mile arterial highway system, were built during the 1960's by the province, stretching from the Alberta border, a few miles east of this site, to the city of Prince Rupert on the Pacific Coast and to the city of Kamloops in the southern interior.

Mt Robson Visitor Information Centre - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Visitor Centre



Mt Robson Visitor Information Centre - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Visitor Centre

Mt Robson Meadows - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Meadows

Mt Robson Meadows - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 26, 2012: Mt Robson Meadows

Mt Robson Goat - Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 26, 2012: Oh yeah ~ ~ ~

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.

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