Nature Wonders CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS Canada
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The most spectacular sights in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are to be found mainly in its Northern region.
Over the course of millions of years, it was here that a unique and fascinating world of stone developed, abundant with natural beauty and awesome power. From the top of these mountains there’s a breathtaking panorama of surrounding peaks, glaciers and never ending valleys of stone.
With unfettered power and in a wild cascade, the freezing molten ice of the glacier runs through narrow gorges until it finally reaches the valleys below. Even the most massive of these ancient rocks was unable to prevent the relentless journey of the molten ice. The rivers pass beautiful dark forests that contain an immense variety of wildlife.
The sparkling splendor of the Columbia Icefields covers an area of 300 square kilometres and dates back to the last Ice Age. In some areas, the ice is up to 600 metres thick.
The incredible power of various past landslides is evident along the shorelines of a number of mountain lakes including uprooted trees, wooden skeletons crushed by heavy masses of scree. In the course of time, various trees became petrified and have thus been preserved forever.
The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is a veritable wonder of nature and one of the last natural paradises on Earth.