Canada with Cesium World Terrain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.