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2019-09-26 00:17:21

Canadian Cordillera: an interesting part of the largest mountain range

Canadian Cordillera: an interesting part of the largest mountain range

The Cordilleras are a mountain range that runs along the west coast of North and South America: it has a multi-million dollar history, clear mountain lakes, and vast forests. The Cordilleras in Canada are 800 km long and are known for their amazing wildlife with a huge abundance of vegetation and wildlife. A constant stream of tourists from all over the world: they are looking for solitude, beauty, scenic mountain trails, modern reserves of this unique place.

The largest reserves.

The Cordilleras in Canada are represented by three major reserves located on the ridge:

  • Jasper National Park.
  • Tree Buffalo.
  • Banff National Park.


A national park with modern tourist infrastructure: tent camps, hotels, cafes and restaurants, entertainment venues. To get to the park is not easy: you need to travel about 300 km by car, leaving Calgary or Edmonton. The park is home to the Athabasca Glacier: you can take a guided walk through it. There is also an observation deck with a glass floor at a height of 280 meters, which offers a picturesque view of the surrounding beauty.

The territory of the park is rich in relict pine and fir trees up to 200 meters high, dozens of animal species: from beaver and chipmunk to lynx and grizzly bear. This reserve is popular among professional photographers: here you can capture wild animals in their natural habitat.

The Buffalo.

Buffalo Forest Preserve, created to protect the prairie and woodland bison, is equally beautiful and unique: the park is a UNESCO heritage site and helped increase the number of bison 2.5 times in the early 20th century. on the verge of extinction.

The reserve will surprise you with the picturesque delta of the Mira and Athabasca rivers. There is only one trail for the entire park. Travelling beyond it is strictly forbidden and carries high fines: most tourists rent a boat or canoe, traveling dozens of kilometers along the riverbed and observing the splendor of the park from an unusual angle.


It is the largest nature reserve in the country and the Canadian Cordilleras: more than 4 million tourists visit it every year. The park delights in untouched nature, huge forests, diverse wildlife and clear mountain lakes: Morena, Peyto, Louise - they are the hallmark of the Canadian Cordilleras. Dozens of photographers head to Banff for a few shots of the indescribably beautiful natural sights.

The variety of nature

When you travel through the Canadian Cordilleras, remember: take more food with you - nature will not let you go quickly, you will want to stay here longer! It's warm and cozy at the foot of the mountains, but at a few hundred feet it's already quite cold and snowing: the parks have built ski trails, which attracts skiing enthusiasts.

You will see a magnificent nature from coniferous forests to alpine meadows, you can catch fish in the rivers - many are simply teeming with fish, so even a novice fisherman is provided with a rich catch. Upper and Lower Falls, Johnston Canyon, Columbia Glacier, and other natural sites will amaze even the most seasoned tourist.

The Wealth of Canadian Cordilleras

The natural resources of the region are astonishingly abundant in gold, silver, copper and lead. Deposits of coal, gypsum, iron, mercury, and other minerals have been found. The quantities of water and timber resources here are among the greatest of the Cordilleras, but small tracts of land are suitable for agriculture, chiefly in the river valleys. There are orchards and grain crops.

Interesting Facts

  • The total length of the range is 18,000 kilometers.
  • The greatest width of the range is 1,600 kilometers.
  • The mountains were formed in Canada during the Jurassic period.
  • The highest point of the range in Canada is Mount Robson (almost 4,000 meters).
  • Canadian cordilleras have been found to contain dinosaur remains in high concentration.


The object belongs to the mountains.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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