The Canadian Rockies: A Colourguide

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The Canadian Rockies are home to worldrenowned museums, historical sites, and cultural attractions as well as to some of the best skiing, fine dining, and sightseeing to be found anywhere. The Canadian Rockies Colourguide offers knowledgeable, in-depth coverage of the top historical and cultural attractions in Alberta and eastern British Columbia as well as full and up-to-date information about all other aspects of the Rockies' top destinations. Local experts point you to the best hotels, restaurants, resorts, ...
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Overview

The Canadian Rockies are home to worldrenowned museums, historical sites, and cultural attractions as well as to some of the best skiing, fine dining, and sightseeing to be found anywhere. The Canadian Rockies Colourguide offers knowledgeable, in-depth coverage of the top historical and cultural attractions in Alberta and eastern British Columbia as well as full and up-to-date information about all other aspects of the Rockies' top destinations. Local experts point you to the best hotels, restaurants, resorts, entertainment, shopping, museums and galleries. You'll discover the historic Banff Springs Hotel and the natural wonders of Jasper National Park and the Columbia Icefield. You'll learn about native culture at Calgary's Glenbow Museum, dinosaurs at Drumheller's world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum and local art and artists in Edmonton's gallery district. This guide is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and detailed maps. It follows the circle tour route preferred by many visitors which starts and ends in Calgary. The listings section offers telephone numbers, addresses, and other useful information -- including website addresses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887805547
  • Publisher: Formac Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/15/2002
  • Series: Colourguide Travel Series
  • Edition description: 250 Color Photos and 12 maps
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 4.78 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies 5
Calgary 7
Exploring Calgary 8
A Short History 11
Top Attractions 15
Shopping 20
Dining 23
Entertainment 26
Museums 29
Festivals 33
Calgary Stampede 35
Kananaskis 39
Kananaskis Country 41
Outdoor Recreation 43
Skiing K-Country 48
Canmore 50
Banff National Park 51
Exploring Banff 53
A Short History 55
Hiking and Climbing 58
Skiing and Winter Sports 61
Biking, Hiking and More 65
Exploring the Town of Banff 68
Lake Louise 83
Kootenay, Yoho and More 91
Columbia Icefield 99
Jasper National Park 109
A Short History 111
Exploring the Town of Jasper 115
Hiking and Camping 123
Skiing Jasper 127
Miette Hot Springs 129
Jasper Excursions 131
Edmonton 135
Exploring Edmonton 136
A Fur Trading Post Grows Up 139
Top Attractions 141
Shopping 147
Dining 149
City of Festivals 151
Excursions from Edmonton 155
Drumheller & Waterton 157
Drumheller and The Badlands 158
Waterton 165
Listings 169
Index 204
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