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The Canadian Rockies

Few Canadian destinations are as famous as the Canadian Rockies. Every year 4 million visitors make their way to the mountains. Their reasons for visiting are as diverse as the number of ways that one can enjoy the mountain landscape.

Many arrive with organized group tours, traveling on motor coaches and tour buses. Others come the the mountains in their private vehicles and take a more leisurely approach. Still others pass through the Rockies on their way to other destinations.

The Rockies fall into an Ecozone known as the Montane (or Western) Cordillera. More diverse than any of Canada's 15 main terrestrial ecozones, it is composed of parallel series of mountain ranges that lie perpendicular to the prevailing westerly winds. This creates some of the wettest, driest, coldest, warmest and snowiest landscapes in North America - and in some cases the entire planet.

The Rockies are only a small portion of the Montane Cordillera. They stretch from the U.S. border with Montana and Idaho to the northwest all the way to the Yukon and Alaska. The most famous portion of the Rockies include the four mountain Parks (Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay), Alberta's Kananaskis Country and Siffleur Wilderness along with British Columbia's Mounts Assiniboine and Robson Provincial Parks. 

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