|ID||Michel: Stanley Gibbons: UPU: Category: pR|
|Author||Lara Minja, Lime Design|
|Stamps in set||5|
|Value||CAD 1.20 - Dinosaur Park in Alberta - wrong
CAD 1.20 - Red Bay Basque Whaling Station in Newfoundland and Labrador
CAD 1.20 - Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta and Northwest Territories
CAD 2.50 - Kluane/Wrangell-St.Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek Parks in Yukon
CAD 2.50 - Alaska and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in Alberta and Montana
|Size (width x height)||Stamp measures 23.25 mm x 20.25 mm; Minisheet 130 x 71mm|
|Layout||mini sheet of 5 stamps|
|Products||FDC x 1 MS x1 PC x5|
|Print Technique||Lithography in 5 colours
|Printed by||Canadian Bank Note|
|Issuing Authority||Canada Post|
Dinosaur Provincial Park, in the badlands of southeastern Alberta, contains some of the most important fossil discoveries of more than 40 dinosaur species dating back to the Late Cretaceous Period, 75 million years ago.
About 6% of the park is occupied by significant and, for the
most part, undisturbed riparian habitat shaped by the meandering
channel of the Red Deer River and characterized by point bars, wide
terraces, fans and cut banks.
The river terraces support lush and diverse vegetation in various successional stages, ranging from pioneer willow stands to structurally complex plains, cottonwood forest, tall shrub thickets, ephemeral wetlands and dense sagebrush flats. Plains cottonwood riparian communities are among the most threatened habitats in semi-arid regions. The 'badlands' provide habitat for a number of ecologically specialized plant species and are characterized by open vegetation dominated by plants of the genus Artemisia and the family Chenopodiaceae. Remnant and recently created grasslands occur on buttes and large pediments.
to most of the
tallest peaks in North America and the largest ice field outside of the
polar caps, Kluane National Park and Reserve in the
Yukon and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park are
the Canadian components of a vast, unbroken ecological unit that covers
97,000 square kilometres.
The only human
interaction with the land is a historic Aboriginal presence. This World
Heritage site also includes Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
and Preserve and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. It was the
first transboundary site to be placed on the World Heritage List.
idea to unite two
national parks, Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta
and Glacier National Park in Montana, was first proposed
in 1931 by the Rotary clubs of Alberta and Montana. A year later, the
two combined to become the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park,
the first park of its kind in the world to promote peace and friendship
between nations. A diversity of
exists within its boundaries, including an international herd of elk
that migrates annually between a summer mountain habitat in Glacier and
winter prairie ranges in Waterton. An Aboriginal presence dates back
12,000 years, and in both parks remain places that hold deep
significance for First Nations peoples.
In fact, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park stands on the land of three nations: Canada, the United States and the Blackfoot Confederacy
Buffalo National Park is the very embodiment of northern
Canada. Its 44,807 square kilometres encompass boreal forest and plains
and some of the largest undisturbed grass and sedge meadows left in
These meadows sustain the largest free-roaming herd of bison, the nesting habitat of the world’s last remaining wild migratory flock of whooping cranes, and some nesting sites of the peregrine falcon.
In 2013, the World
Heritage Committee chose Red
Bay Basque Whaling Station as the newest
site on the UNESCO
World Heritage List. In the 16th century, whalers from France
and Spain came to the Strait of Belle Isle to hunt the then-plentiful
right and bowhead whales.
A thriving whale oil industry developed along the Labrador coast throughout the 1500s. Also a National Historic Site of Canada, Red Bay houses the remains of rendering ovens, cooperages, workshops, temporary dwellings, wharves and whale bones. Underwater rest the remains of vessels exemplifying 16th-century European shipbuilding techniques, including four whaling ships and smaller boats.
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