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Kootenay National Park

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Alyssa John

on 18 November 2012

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pPhone 6 KNP Smart Guide 4.16 Plants And Stuff Fun Things To Do Climate Landforms Wildlife Other Random Info Maps KNP Smart Guide 4.16 The Vegetation in Kootenay National Park varies greatly because of the changes in elevation.
Quaking Aspen
Cactus
Wildflowers
Douglas Fir
Ponderosa Pine
Lodgepole Pine
White Spruce
Wheat Grass
Are just some of the plants and tress found in Kootenay. Kootenay National Park Park Map Activities include....
•Backpacking
•Biking/Mountain Biking •Camping
•Canoeing
•Climbing/Mountaineering •Driving
•Fishing
•Hiking
•Horse Back Riding
•Hot Springs
•Ice Climbing
•Interpretative Programs
•Picnicking
•Photography/Filming
•Ski Touring
•Snowboarding
•Swimming
•Wildlife Viewing The most well-known landform in Kootenay is The Rockies.
But others include Marble Canyon, Numa Falls, Kootenay Pass and many other glaciers. The wildlife in Kootenay National Park, like the vegetation, varies due to the changes in elevation and climate.
Animals here include....
Bighorn Sheep
Cougars
Lynx
Marmots
Grizzly Bears
Black Bears
Elk
White-Tailed Deer
Mountain Goats
Mule Deer The climate in Kootenay National Park changes depending on what part of the park your in. Elevation plays a big role here because if you are in the valley's at the bottom of the park the average highs in January are -7°C, while highs in July average about 22°C.
Average temperatures decrease by about 0.5°C for every 100 m of elevation gain. The annual precipitation in Kootenay National Park ranges from less than 380 in lower elevations to over 1250 at higher elevations. Just some things you should know about Kootenay National Park....
Kootenay National Park was established in 1920 because they wanted to build a motor road-Banff-Windermere Highway-that went across the Canadian Rockies.
Kootenay National Park is located in Southeastern British Columbia. And is part of the Western Cordillera region of Canada.
Kootenay National Park covers 1 406 square kilometers.
It's name comes from the Kootenay River, one of the two major rivers which flow through the park, the other being the Vermillion River.
Kootenay National Park forms part of a World Heritage Site. This site also includes Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, Banff National Park as well as Kootenay. This was formed to protect the Canadian Rockies. World Heritage Site Kootenay, Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks are all part of The Canadian Rocky Mountains World Heritage Site. This site was created to protect 22,990 km squared of beautiful Canadian scenery. Mostly the Rockies but also includes jagged peaks and conifer-clad slopes, silt-laden glacial streams and turquoise lakes, the vast Columbia Icefield and the Castleguard Caves. There are many World Heritage Sites all over Canada and the world.
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