Mount Robson Park

British Columbia. Provincial Park
Vicinity of Mount Robson
52°58’0″ N 118°50’0″ W — Map 083D15 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1913
Official in BCCanada

This is the second oldest provincial park in British Columbia, established in 1913, and one of the seven national and provincial parks that together comprise the 26,583 sq. km World Heritage Site known as Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.

In 1911, the Alpine Club of Canada sponsored an expedition to the Mount Robson region. Expedition leader Arthur Oliver Wheeler became ecstatic about “the vast possibilities of this new alpine paradise” — a combination of “snow-covered mountains, ice-encircled amphitheaters, tumbling glaciers, turquoise lakes and flashing waterfalls.” Wheeler urged the government of British Columbia to establish a provincial park at Mount Robson.

The post office at Mount Robson station was open from 1923 to 1955.

References:

  • Fraser, Esther Augusta [1919-1978]. Wheeler. Banff: Summerthought, 1978
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • British Columbia Parks. Mount Robson Provincial Park
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Mount Robson Park
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