Mountains and Lakes of Canada with Cesium World Terrain


Canada with Cesium World Terrain Canada with Cesium World Terrain.

With the new Cesium World Terrain, a high-resolution global terrain tileset hosted by Cesium ion, parts of Canada can now be viewed in 30 m resolution.

The physical geography of Canada varies greatly and spans from the North Pacific Ocean to the North Atlantic Ocean. The boreal forest and tundra, picturesque mountains, and beautiful glacial lakes attract travelers from around the world. Until you can plan a trip, explore the country with Cesium World Terrain.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is the oldest national park in Canada, established in 1885, and the flagship of the country’s park system. Millions of visitors each year travel to the park to see the turquoise glacial lakes, ice fields, picturesque mountainscapes, and abundant wildlife. Tourists and locals alike are drawn to the activities offered in the park, including hiking, biking, skiing, and camping.

Banff National Park Banff National Park.

Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake, a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park, is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world thanks in large part to its stunning color. The varying amounts of natural glacier rock flour flowing into the lake gives it the vibrant, turquoise color it is known for. The lake is best seen from the Bow Summit along the Columbia Icefields Parkway.

Peyto Lake Peyto Lake.

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is another glacially fed lake in the park that is popular with tourists. Located just outside of the Village of Lake Louise in Alberta, the lake is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The lake typically reaches its crest in mid to late June and is at its most colorful during that time of year. The area around Moraine Lake is incredibly scenic with mountains, waterfalls, and interesting rock piles.

Moraine Lake Moraine Lake.

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake fed by the Cascade River in the eastern part of Banff National Park. Measuring in at 21 kilometers long and 142 meters deep, it is the second longest lake found in the Canadian Rockies parks. A number of streams flowing down from Mount Inglismaldie, Mount Girouard and Mount Peechee on the south side of the lake also feed into the lake. The area surrounding the lake is rich in wildlife and history. Stone tools used by aboriginal people who inhabited the area have been found by archaeologists dating back to 10,000 years ago.

Lake Minnewanka Lake Minnewanka.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain, which rises 1,250 meters above Vancouver, is one of the North Shore Mountains of the Pacific Ranges. It has become one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions, and is one of the few destinations with year-round offerings for visitors. It is home to the Grouse Mountain Resort and alpine ski area, the iconic Red Skyride, a wildlife refuge, snow sports and a number of other outdoor activities for adventure seekers.

Grouse Mountain Grouse Mountain.

Mount Lucania

Mount Lucania is the third-highest mountain in Canada, standing 5,073 meters tall. It is part of the St. Elias Range, the second highest coastal mountain range in the world (behind the Andes) and home to many of the continent’s tallest peaks. Mount Lucania is a massive mountain that is made up of a series of overlapping ridges.

The first ascent of Mount Lucania took place in 1937 with the help of a high elevation aircraft landing. The mountaineers had to land on a nearby glacier before continuing their ascent on foot. Located in the icy mountains of Canada’s Yukon territory, Mount Lucania is about 40 miles north of Logan. The mountain is not visible from any nearby roads or towns, adding to its mystery.

Mount Lucania Mount Lucania.

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spread over 11,000 square kilometers. The park is located in the Alberta province, north of Banff National Park. The Columbia Icefield glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, rare animals, and no shortage of beautiful mountain wilderness make Jasper National Park a popular travel destination to explore.

Jasper National Park Jasper National Park.

There is so much more of Canada and the rest of the globe to explore with the new Cesium World Terrain. Where will you go? Share your use case with us on Twitter @CesiumJS or the Cesium Forum!

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