b.c. national parks

The B.C. ancestors had set aside the following beautiful parts of the Province as National Parks.:


Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park was established in 1886. The railway pioneers gave the important impuls for this farsighted move. Approximately 400 glaciers cover a tenth of the entire area of the park. Many exciting hiking trails lead to spectacular destinations. Some are shown here.


Mount Revelstoke National Park.  is located adjacent to the city of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. The park is relatively small for a national park, covering 260 km2 (100 sq mi). It is located in the Selkirk Mountains and was founded in 1914. 


Yoho National Park. Like in Glacier National Park the railway engineers actually laid foundation stone to Yoho National Park. After the Canadian Pacific Railways had managed to cross Kicking Horse Pass near Field the area soon became destination to climbers and hikers who could reach the mountains and glaciers by train. Now the Trans Canada Highway (TCH 1) allows easy access.


Kootenay National Park  is located in southeastern British Columbia. The park consists of 1,406 km2 (543 sq mi) of the Canadian Rockies, including parts of the Kootenay and Park mountain ranges. The park ranges in elevation from 918 m (3,012 ft) at the southwestern park entrance to 3,424 m (11,234 ft) at Deltaform Mountain.