Sunday, December 11, 2016

mountains

The western part of Canada is where our majestic mountains lie.
And within those  mountain ranges are several National Parks.
This series of stamps from from 1979 to 1986.


  • Waterton Lakes National Park (issued June 18, 1982, based on a painting by Brent Laycockis in Alberta within the Rocky Mountains and has the deepest lakes in the Rockies
  • Glacier National Park (issued August 15, 1984, based on a painting by Brent Laycockis in British Columbia within the Columbia Mountains
  • Banff National Park (issued June 21, 1985, based on a painting by George Weberis in Alberta within the Rocky Mountains and includes Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (shown on stamp)
  • Kluane National Park (issued April 27, 1979, based on a painting by Alan Caswell Collier) is in Yukon and includes the within the North Coast Mountains which has the highest peak in Canada, Mt Logan (5,959 metres)

find more mountains for climbing up, skiing down or simply admiring from a safe distance, at Sunday Stamps II

9 comments:

  1. Nice to see Banff here. The stamps don't quite do justice to seeing that intense blue of the water there.

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  2. ...mountains are always popular.

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    1. I wish we had such mountains in Ontario.

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  3. I've seen the bottom two before, but I really like the one from the Glacier National Park.

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    1. yes, that one shows off the ragged mountains more, doesn't it?

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  4. Mountains and water, always a winning combination.

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    1. all we need here is a waterfall or two!

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  5. Yes, "majestic" is the word for these landscapes!

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