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Jasper & Mt. Robson Parks, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

October 11th, 2012 by Katie Pate

Did you know that Jasper National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks World Heritage Site? Four Canadian National parks and three British Columbia Provincial Parks reside within the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) site. The parks include mountains, glaciers and hot springs, as well as the headwaters of several major North American river systems including the North Saskatchewan, Athabasca, Columbia and Fraser rivers.The region is

Jasper National Park

In Jasper National Park

recognized for its natural beauty and wide array of flora and fauna.

Jasper National Park

This park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 because of the breathtaking mountain landscapes – mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and limestone caves as well as fossils found here make it one of the world’s natural treasures. Jasper National Park is a scenic 45 minute drive away from Mountain River Lodge, a Mt. Robson Inn. Along the way, watch for wildlife such as moose, bears and a large herd of wapiti (elk) that have inhabited the valley floor of Jasper National park for over 10,000 years.

Mt. Robson Provincial Park

Mt. Robson Park was inducted into the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Mt. Robson Provincial Park was recognized for its unspoiled natural landscapes and scenery. Mt. Robson itself holds geological and ecological significance; Mount Robson is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. It rises 3000 meters from the valley floor to the summit. The surrounding mountain landscapes contain the habitats for rare and endangered species.

Mountain River Lodge at Mt. Robson

If you are thinking about a trip to this gem of a park, please consider our comfortable and relaxing Mount Robson inn accommodations. We have both a bed & breakfast lodge and a self-contained cabin. We would love to be your hosts.

Where the birds are

April 12th, 2012 by claudia

In the most recent issue of British Columbia magazine, an article on bird-watching showcases the wonderful opportunities for spotting birds here in Mount Robson Park. In an interview with Dick Cannings, one of the county’s pre-eminent birders, Dick reveals that as well as being one of the most spectacular places on the continent, Mount Robson is great for birding, as it is on an east-west/north-south border of species distribution. A walk up the Kinney Lake Road, just a few minutes away from Mountain River Lodge, can produce sightings of magnolia warbler, blackpoll warbler and Tennessee warbler species not seen in other parts of BC.

WHERE: Highway 16 runs through the middle of Mount Robson Park, offering easy access to many scenic trails, all great for birding.

WHEN: Best times to visit are from May through October.

spring has sprung

April 12th, 2012 by claudia

two baby bears at Mountain River LodgeThe snow is melting and dandelions are appearing…. Bears favorite spring food!

Bears are waking up hungry after a long winter hibernation in the high country of the Canadian Rockies. As well as spring mushrooms, dandelions are one of the first plants to grow that bears find delicious as they fill their hungry tummy’s. Beside the highways and roads in Jasper & Mount Robson Park are fields of yellow dandelions, which a foraging bear will quickly change into   green as he moves through the area and munches off the top of the flowers. It’s hard to imagine that a cow would do a better or faster job than the hungry bear!

black bear near  north thompson highway

Mount Robson Park

February 29th, 2012 by claudia

Jasper National ParkMount Robson Park is home to the largest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
Its namesake, Mount Robson, rises majestically to 3954 metres, dwarfing its neighboring peaks. This is one of British Columbia’s oldest and largest parks, established to preserve its scenic mountains, waterfalls, lakes and rivers. It is next to Jasper National Park on the B.C./Alberta border. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1990 to preserve it for all the people of earth, it is home to many species of wildlife. Moose, black bear, grizzly bear, caribou, mule deer and mountain goat all call this area home. Over 170 species of birds have been sighted here, with the Rufous Hummingbird one of our most entertaining summer residents. As the headwaters for the Fraser River, a historic trade route, the easy access into the beautiful mountain terrain has long made this park an excellent destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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