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When visitors to Canada think about local mountains, they most likely picture the Rockies. It is because of their beauty, their fame (just punch in "Rocky Mountains" or "Banff" or "Jasper" on TE and you will see) and accesibility (three major highways cross these mountains).
Not many people know much about Coast Ranges even though they are higher, cover larger area than the Rockies and easily rival them in beauty. Major reasons for that have to do with lack of access and the location, kind of "the end of the world" type. Also, while a very large portion of the Rockies is protected by vast network of national and provincial parks, it is not the case with Coast Mountains. There are no national parks here at all and a few existing provincial parks are too remote and inaccessible for anyone to visit. The mountains remain very wild, with extremely sparse population and still quite strong (although recently scaling down) forest industry.
I was very priviledged to see a small portion of this wilderness while working there last summer. This photo was taken on our commute back from work, when our helicopter pilot proposed a small "detour" over this magnificent glacier...


original, slightly cropped

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