Moon Handbook: Western Canada

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Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience Western Canada, from canoeing down the Yukon to people watching at the West Edmonton Mall. Hempstead includes details on camping in Whitehorse, finding the perfect bed-and-breakfast in Victoria, and skiing in the Kootenays. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Western Canada has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights...

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Overview

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience Western Canada, from canoeing down the Yukon to people watching at the West Edmonton Mall. Hempstead includes details on camping in Whitehorse, finding the perfect bed-and-breakfast in Victoria, and skiing in the Kootenays. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Western Canada 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. With guidance on visiting the Calgary Stampede and making reservations the newest restaurants in Vancouver, Moon Western Canada 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566918398
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Moon Handbooks Travel Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents


The Lay of the Land     20
Planning Your Trip     25
Explore Western Canada     27
The Best of Western Canada     27
Westward Bound Calgary to Vancouver     29
Watching Wildlife     30
Two Weeks of Northern Discovery     32
A Western Canadian Winter     34
British Columbia     37
Vancouver and Vicinity     40
Sights     45
Recreation     61
Entertainment and Events     65
Shopping     69
Accommodations and Camping     71
Food     79
Information and Services     84
Getting There and Around     86
Sunshine Coast     88
Sea to Sky Highway     95
Whistler     97
East from Vancouver     105
Vancouver Island     108
Victoria     112
Vicinity of Victoria     135
Southern Gulf Islands     138
Nanaimo and Vicinity     142
West Coast     148
Northern Vancouver Island     158
Southern Interior     168
Vancouver to Penticton     172
Penticton     176
Kelowna     181
Vernon and Vicinity     191
West Kootenays     195
Nelson and Vicinity     198
Nelson to the Rockies     204
Kootenay National Park     213
Yoho National Park and Vicinity     217
Central and Northern British Columbia     226
Golden to Kamloops     230
Kamloops     239
Kamloops to Jasper     243
Cariboo Country     248
Prince George     256
Prince George to Prince Rupert     260
Prince Rupert     267
Queen Charlotte Islands     274
Stewart-Cassiar Highway     282
Prince George to the Alaska Highway     286
Alaska Highway     288
Alberta     295
Calgary and Vicinity     293
Sights     303
Recreation     311
Arts, Entertainment, and Shopping     314
Festivals and Events     316
Accommodations and Camping     319
Food     324
Information and Services     327
Getting There and Around     328
Dinosaur Valley     329
West of Calgary     338
Kananaskis Country     340
Canmore     345
Central Alberta     357
Southern Alberta     371
Calgary to Lethbridge     375
Lethbridge and Vicinity     380
Calgary to Medicine Hat     388
Medicine Hat and Vicinity     391
Waterton Lakes National Park     395
Crowsnest Pass     404
Banff and Jasper National Parks     410
Town of Banff     419
Lake Louise and Vicinity     442
Icefields Parkway     451
Town of Jasper     457
Edmonton and Northern Alberta     475
Sights     483
Recreation     493
Arts, Entertainment, and Shopping     495
Festivals and Events     498
Accommodations and Camping     499
Food     504
Information and Services     506
Getting There and Around     507
Lakeland     509
Fort McMurray     516
North-Central Alberta     521
West of Edmonton     525
Grande Prairie and the Northwest     529
Canada's Far North      537
Northwest Territories     540
Waterfalls Route     543
Yellowknife     551
Nahanni Country and the Mackenzie Valley     557
Western Arctic     564
Yukon     571
The Southeast     575
Whitehorse     578
Whitehorse to Beaver Creek     588
Whitehorse to Dawson City     592
Dawson City     593
Background     602
The Land     602
Flora     605
Fauna     609
History     619
Economy and Government     626
The People     629
Essentials     632
Getting There     632
Getting Around     637
Visas and Officialdom     639
Recreation     640
Accommodations     647
Food and Drink     650
Conduct and Customs     652
Tips for Travelers     653
Health and Safety     654
Information and Services     655
Resources     658
Suggested Reading     658
Internet Resources     663
Index     665
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