Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is in the Canadian province of Alberta and is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km² (4,200 sq ml) of mountain wilderness. It was established as the Jasper Forest Park in 1907, granted national park status in 1930 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 as part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks.
The park includes glaciers, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forest, all surrounded by towering rugged mountain peaks. The highest peak is Mt Columbia which is 3,747 metres (12,293 ft) and the lowest point is 985 metres (3,231 ft). Wild life includes elk, caribou, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goat bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, coyotes, beavers, Rocky Mountain pikas, hoary marmots, grey wolves, mountain lions and wolverines.