Thursday, 19 May 2016

Canada: Canadian Rockies

On Tuesday I got a postcard from Canada.

It shows various views of the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian Rockies are the Canadian part of the Rocky Mountains. They are known for their scenic landscape with glaciers, lakes and canyons.

The card features clockwise from top left:
Waterton Lakes in the Waterton Lakes National Park - The Waterton Lakes National Park was established in 1895 and is thus Canada's fourth oldest national park. In 1932 it was combined with Glacier National Park in the USA to form the first International Peace Park in the World. The Waterton Lakes are the deepest lakes in the Canadian Rockies.
Moraine Lake - The Moraine Lake is a lake in the Banff National Park. It is fed by glacial water. The lake and the mountains in the background were once featured on a Canadian Dollar note.
Mount Robson - Mount Robson is located within the Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia. It is the highest mountain of the Canadian Rockies and one of the most famous mountains of the entire Rocky Mountains.
Lake Louise - Lake Louise is a glacial lake known for its emerald colour. It located within the Banff National Park.
Maligne Lake - The Maligne Lake is a lake in the Jasper National Park. The Spirit Island on the lake is a popular photo subject.
Columbia Icefield - The Columbia Icefield is the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains. It is located in the Banff and Jasper National Parks.

The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Hamber Provincial Park) are since 1984 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is since 1995 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Canada Day (from set of twelve) (issued 30-06-1982)
The Loyalists (issued 03-07-1984)
Canadian Regiments - Royal Regiment of Canada (from set of three) (issued 11-10-2012)
The Royal Regiment of Canada was founded in 1862. During World War I it fought at the Western Front.
No. 2 Construction Battalion (issued 01-02-2016)
The No. 2 Construction Battalion was formed in 1916. It was the only predominantly black battalion in Canadian military history. The battalion arrived in Europe in April 1917. Its main task was the production of timber for the Allied forces and the repair of streets. It was disbanded in 1919.
Resource Development (from set of two) (issued 19-05-1978)
Benficial Insects (from set of five) (issued 19-10-2010)

Thank You very much Kelly!

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