British Columbia is the most western province in Canada, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Alberta to the east. It measures just over 944,000 square kilometers (over 364,000 square miles) in size. The Canadian Rockies can be found in the eastern part of British Columbia, which is mainly where I explored, around Yoho National Park & Mount Robson Provincial Park!
Yoho National Park The smallest park in the Canadian Rockies is Yoho National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was established in 1886, and covers an area over 1,300 square kilometers (over 500 square miles). The beauty of the jagged mountains, colorful lakes, winding rivers, and alpine forests around Yoho, are incredibly gorgeous. My absolute favorite spots in the area are Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge!
Emerald Lake Lodge I have been dreaming about staying at this lodge for many years! I finally had the pleasure of doing so, and enjoyed this beautiful property for two days! I stayed in a Lake View (#244) Room, and had such a beautiful view. The room was very spacious, and I loved that I had a real wood-burning fireplace in my living area! The king bed was extremely comfortable, and it was such a peaceful place!
Mount Robson Provincial Park Established in 1913, Mount Robson Provincial Park was named after the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies! This UNESCO World Heritage Site covers an area of just over 2,245 square kilometers (over 865 square miles), and has some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen! The main reason I traveled this far northwest, was because I wanted to see the north view of Mount Robson, the Mount Robson glacier, and Berg Lake. Instead of the 28 mile hike there and back, I took a private helicopter around Mount Robson to get the view I wanted! I was in absolute awe when I finally saw the view. It surely was breathtaking, but so was the ride there! I told the pilot I wish we could land, so I could take in the view of Mount Robson & Berg Lake, but he said we weren't able to because it's a protected area for the hikers. Next thing I know, he showed me a spot we could land, and it was ON TOP of Mt. Robson! I was standing on the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, with the most amazing view of Berg Lake, Mount Robson Glacier, and the Hargreaves. I was absolutely blown away, there wasn't a person in sight (other than my pilot), just the sound of an avalanche crackling in the distance. This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life!