Canadian Rockies

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian Rockies
Rocheuses canadiennes (French)
Snow Dome, Forbes, Lyells, Et al from Mt. Kitchener.jpg
Highest point
PeakMount Robson
Elevation3,954 m (12,972 ft)
Coordinates53°06′38″N 119°09′21″W / 53.11056°N 119.15583°W / 53.11056; -119.15583Coordinates: 53°06′38″N 119°09′21″W / 53.11056°N 119.15583°W / 53.11056; -119.15583
Dimensions
Length1,460 km (910 mi)
Width180 km (110 mi)
Area194,000 km2 (75,000 sq mi)
Geography
Canadian Rockies.png
CountryCanada
ProvincesBritish Columbia and Alberta
Parent rangePacific Cordillera
Geology
OrogenySevier orogeny[1]
Type of rockSedimentary rock

The Canadian Rockies (French: Rocheuses canadiennes) or Canadian Rocky Mountains, both the Alberta Rockies and the B.C. Rockies, is the Canadian part of the North American Rocky Mountains.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Laramide and Sevier orogenies (PLATE TECTONICS) – g17" (PDF). geowords.com. p. 423. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2017-08-20.