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Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies For Dummies

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Make the most of your vacation to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies! Whether you want to hike, camp, see the local wildlife or just play a few rounds of golf, a trip to this beautiful part of western Canada is a great place to unwind. But how do you make sure you don't miss anything worth seeing? Relax! This easy-to-understand guide delivers just what you need. Discover: down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn't miss, and what you can skip, the best restaurants and hotels for every budget,...

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Overview

Make the most of your vacation to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies! Whether you want to hike, camp, see the local wildlife or just play a few rounds of golf, a trip to this beautiful part of western Canada is a great place to unwind. But how do you make sure you don't miss anything worth seeing? Relax! This easy-to-understand guide delivers just what you need. Discover: down-to-earth trip-planning advice, what you shouldn't miss, and what you can skip, the best restaurants and hotels for every budget, and lots of detailed maps!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470834145
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Darlene West laces up her hiking boots and heads for the Rockies as often as she can. She called Calgary home for more than two decades before recently moving to Oliver, British Columbia, where she divides her time between traveling, writing, and learning how to grow grapes. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including Canadian Geographic, Canadian Living, The Globe and Mail, and Runner's World. She is also the author of Frommer's Calgary.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of the Canadian Rockies.

Chapter 2: Deciding When and Where to Go.

Chapter 3: Four Great Itineraries.

Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget.

Chapter 5: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs.

Part II: Ironing Out the Details.

Chapter 6: Getting to the Canadian Rockies.

Chapter 7: Getting Around the Canadian Rockies.

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodation.

Chapter 9: Money Matters.

Chapter 10: Tying Up Loose Ends.

Part III: Exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Chapter 11: Calgary: Gateway to the Rockies.

Chapter 12: Banff National Park.

Chapter 13: The Town of Banff.

Chapter 14: Jasper National Park.

Part IV: Southwestern Alberta Rockies.

Chapter 15: Canmore.

Chapter 16: Kananaskis Country.

Chapter 17: Waterton Lakes National Park.

Part V: Across the Great Divide: The British Columbia Rockies.

Chapter 18: Golden.

Chapter 19: Yoho National Park.

Chapter 20: Kootenay National Park.

Chapter 21: British Columbia Provincial Parks.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Stellar Vistas.

Chapter 23: Ten Rocky Mountain Highs.

Chapter 24: Ten Treats to Take on a Day Hike.

Appendix: Quick Concierge.

Index.

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