Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience the Canadian Rockies, from rafting on the Bow River and hiking Lake O'Hara to staying in a remote log cabin. Hempstead includes unique trip ideas such as "A Week Under the Stars" and "Exploring the Canadian Rockies with Children." Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Canadian Rockies has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area, and city-centered maps. Complete with details on escaping the crowds at Lake Louise, viewing wildlife at Moraine, or dining in Banff, Moon Canadian Rockies gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon guidebooks are the cure for the common trip.
Snowy peaks, icy glaciers, glittering lakes, and alpine meadows: Answer the call of the wild with Moon Canadian Rockies. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries from day hikes to a two-week Canadian Rockies road trip, designed for outdoor adventurers, families with kids, winter sports enthusiasts, and more The best hikes in the Canadian Rockies: Find the right trek for you with details on length, elevation gains, difficulty levels, and trailheads Can't-miss outdoor experiences: Hike to incredible vistas and try to spot moose, bighorn sheep, wolves, and black bears. Soak in a natural hot spring after a day on the slopes or wander through meadows of colorful wildflowers. Ride across the Columbia Icefield in an Ice Explorer, float through the sky in a mountain gondola, or white-water raft down rivers of snowmelt. Go horseback riding though the Tonquin Valley or fish for your own fresh dinner and camp under the stars Expert insight from Banff local Andrew Hempstead on when to go, where to eat, beating the crowds, and where to stay, from campgrounds to luxurious mountain lodges Full-color photos, detailed maps of each park, and handy directions, including driving times and mileages, and coverage of gateway towns Background information on the landscape, culture, history, wildlife, and environment In-depth coverage of Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and nearby cities of Banff, Canmore, Jasper, Calgary, Radium Hot Springs, Golden, and Kananaskis Country With Moon's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Canadian Rockies. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Sticking to one park? Check out Moon Banff National Park or Moon Glacier National Park.
A guide providing a historical and practical reference to the national and provincial parks and resort towns. More restful entertainments, such as museums, hot springs, scenic drives and wildlife viewing spots are also covered. Includes listings of over 200 restaurants, b & b's and backpacker lodges with 16 pages of 4-colour maps.
Banff sparkles as the crown jewel of Canada's national parks. Explore the best of it with Moon Banff National Park. Inside you'll find: Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas for day hikers, winter visitors, families with kids, campers, and more The Best Hikes in Banff: Detailed trail descriptions, individual trail maps, mileage and elevation gains, and backpacking options Experience the Outdoors: Ride over the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh or through the sky in a mountain gondola. Follow the vast network of hiking trails along glacial valleys and discover alpine lakes and spectacular vistas. Soak in a natural hot spring, treat yourself at a luxurious mountain resort, or discover the park's history at one of Banff's excellent museums. Grab a cup of coffee at a local shop, or experience the town's classic après-ski nightlife How to Get There: Up-to-date information on gateway towns, park entrances, park fees, and tours Where to Stay: From campgrounds and rustic lodges to sprawling ski resorts, find the best spots to kick back, both inside and outside the park Planning Tips: When to go, what to pack, safety information, and how to avoid the crowds, with full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Expertise and Know-How from seasoned explorer and Banff local Andrew Hempstead Find your adventure in Banff National Park with Moon. Exploring more of Canada's great outdoors? Try Moon Canadian Rockies. Hitting the road? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip.
Victoria, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, the Okanagan, Whistler & the Sea-to-Sky Highway
Author: Carolyn B. Heller
Pubpsher: Avalon Travel
HIT THE ROAD! Vancouver, Victoria & Vancouver Island, Banff & Jasper National Parks, Whistler & the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and the Okanagan Valley See the top destinations in the Western Canada with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice on the best places to stop along the way to eat, sleep, and explore. Choose the road trip that’s best for you: The 14-Day Best of Western Canada Five Days in the Canadian Rockies Two Days in Vancouver Four Days in Victoria and Vancouver Island Five Days on the British Columbia Coast Wine Tasting in the Okanagan Valley,/li>,/ul> Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway.
British Columbia is filled with vibrant cities, secluded beaches, and old-growth rainforests. Experience the best of this wild and beautiful province with Moon British Columbia. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from one week in Vancouver and Victoria to a two-week tour of the entire province Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, foodies and wine lovers, families, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Try to spot wild bears, moose, and elk, go whale-watching on the Pacific, or snorkel with seals. Learn about the First Nations tribes' colorful totem poles and sample indigenous foods, or sip your way through the wines of the lush Okanagan Valley. Kayak through icy fjords, ski Whistler's world-class slopes, or drive the famed Alaska Highway Reliable tips from BC local Andrew Hempstead on where to eat, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment In-depth coverage of Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler, Gold Nugget Route, the Okanagan Valley, the Kootenays, the Canadian Rockies, Glacier National Park, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Cariboo Country, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Stewart-Cassar Highway, Alaska Highway, and the Yukon With Moon British Columbia's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Craving more of Canada's incredible wilderness? Check out Moon Banff National Park or Moon Canadian Rockies.
Remote, wild, and all-around otherworldly, Alaska promises unforgettable adventure. Discover the heart of "The Last Frontier" with Moon Alaska. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries, whether you have a week to hit the top sights or a month to explore the whole state, with ideas for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, road-trippers, wildlife enthusiasts, and more The top outdoor activities: Embark on a glacier hike, cast your line in the halibut capital of the world, or take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park. Experience the thrill of spotting wild bears, moose, wolves, or even a walrus, or hop on a boat at Columbia Glacier to watch sea otters, harbor seals, and whales glide through the water. Kayak on tranquil sounds and secluded lakes or camp under a crystal-clear sky full of stars Unique experiences: Learn about Alaska's native cultures, visit quirky small towns, and discover the best spots to witness the enchanting northern lights Honest advice from Anchorage local and outdoor aficionado Lisa Maloney on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and hostels to B&Bs and resort fishing lodges Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a full-color foldout map How to get there and get around by plane, train, ferry, cruise ship, or guided tour Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, women traveling solo, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, local laws, and history, plus tips for health and safety With Moon Alaska's practical tips and expert insight, you can find your adventure. Can't get enough of Alaska? Try Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula. Headed to Canada? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip or Moon Banff National Park.