Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area, Canadian Rockies

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Explore the Canadian Rockies at Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area, all against the backdrop of the immense 3,954 m (12,972 ft) snowcapped Mount Robson--the range's highest peak. Stop by the informative visitor center on your way in to plan out a trip, and then hit one of the trails to explore the forest, rivers, and lakes. Pack plenty of supplies, as the only commercial services within the park are the cafe and gas station near the visitor center. Expect slippery or uneven conditions along the trails, have a first aid kit with you at all times, and keep an eye on minors. Use our Valemount visit planner to arrange your visit to Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area and other attractions in Valemount.
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  • That epic sign with a spectacular panorama back announcing you that you have come to Mount Robson is an image that you hardly borraras of your mind. Far mountain peaks bathed in snow and a light mist that leaves see the monte... is a gift of nature.
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  • We took the Rocky Mountaineer golden circle trip and viewed Mount Robson from the train. This mountain is the highest in the Rockies and was majestic on the day we passed.  more »
  • Mount Robson is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies with 4,954 m height. I drove from Jasper from to the mount Robson Provincial Park Visitor Centre. You need a good hour drive for the distance of approximately 87 km long. Jasper is located at the western edge of the province of Alberta. There is the mountain standard time (MST), which is 8 hours behind Central European time (CET). The mount Robson is located just in British Columbia, where the Pacific standard time (PST), which is 9 hours behind the MDGs. It is therefore one hour earlier than in Jasper at the mount Robson. In the visitor centre there are many information about hiking and camping sites in the Provincial Park, and Park Rangers are very friendly and helpful. Who want to camp, should reserve a place as early as possible, because Wildcampen is banned in Canada, and the courses are quickly booked out. In Canada and the United States, school holidays are in July and August. Who wants to drive into the Rocky Mountains during this time, his quarters should book no later than mid-February. This applies to hotels, guesthouses and campsites-next to the visitor centre there is also a self-service restaurant with cold and warm, sweet and savoury dishes. There are water toilets in the visitor centre and restaurant. The mount Robson seemed to me very majestic. Its Summit was obscured by clouds again and showed up only occasionally for a short time. The hiking trails, you can advance to look at on the Internet and download maps. There and in the visitor centre to get precise information about the time required of the individual tours, the difficulty level and the necessary equipment. Some tours, which run deep in the provincial park in, you must also advance login and reserve. I walked the so-called "Kinney Lake Trail" along the Robson River. The starting point is located about 2 km from the visitor centre; the paved trail to the starting point is well signposted. At the starting point, there is a large car park, a barbecue and an outhouse. The Kinney Lake Trail (one-way) is 4.5 km long and leads up to the bridge at Kinney Lake. I walked back same way from there to the parking lot. Time required: approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. The Kinney Lake Trail must not be reserved; You should tell but the Rangers at the visitor centre on arrival in the Provincial Park, where one wanders. The Kinney Lake Trail is suitable for beginners. The climb from the start point to the bridge at Kinney Lake is about 120 meters. It's a mashed forest trail along the Robson River. The way runs well, but in the meantime it is sometimes quite steep. You can not go to the banks of the river down, but sometimes there are small, short trails, a few meters down the slope leading to particular viewpoints. From there, it has especially great views of the Roaring River of Robson and the mount Robson solid. Clothing: of course you should dress in onion principle, i.e. long trousers, T-Shirt, sweater or jacket, rain. Shoes: I have light hiking boots with good tread and a flexible sole. This lightweight hiking boots are similar to outdoor sneakers. I also (not crampon) have trekking boots, which reach above the ankle and have more profile and a more rigid sole as the lightweight hiking boots. I believe I didn't want the line probably also with the lightweight hiking boots, as I'm walking, but with the trekking boots, I had much more sure-footed. Every now and then roots through the trail, and brief "descents" the views are only a few metres long, but quite steep. With trekking boots it is safer and gentler ankle, mainly because the solid sole and strong profile. I've had two pairs of shoes while on my hikes in the Rocky Mountains: I take the light hiking boots like driving, because their sole is flexible and I have more feeling for gas and brake it while driving a car. To the actual hiking I dont then the trekking boots – they would have been too stiff me for driving a car. Shoes with good tread are a must in my opinion for the hiking in the Rocky Mountains (and not only there, but in all mountain hikes). Don't forget sunscreen and sunglasses - and of course drinking water. The Kinney Lake trail leads unconditional recommendation through a beautiful mountain landscape with the imposing mount Robson as a Coronation - if it is near the town of Jasper.
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