Tonquin Valley is in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, and is one of the most beautiful areas to see, but access is via the narrow,twisting gravel road that eventually leads to the campgrounds at Mount Edith Cavell. But the bumpy drive is worth it when the Valley and the turquoise colored lake come into view. You can't see the lake from this view, but I'll post a picture of it separately. I found this view of the mountains and valley to be one of those sights that you really want to take home and keep forever!
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Here is a little more about the area.
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of the City of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Wildlife in the park includes elk, caribou, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, coyotes, beavers, Rocky Mountain pikas, hoary marmots, grey wolves, mountain lions, and wolverines.
This park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, together with the other national and provincial parks that form the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, for the mountain landscapes containing mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and limestone caves as well as fossils found here.
Major river systems originating in the park include the North Saskatchewan River (part of the Hudson Bay basin), and the Athabasca and Smoky rivers (part of the Arctic Ocean basin).
June 29th, 2014
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