Western Canada Handbook


Everything you need to get the most from the great outdoors, whether you want to strike out on your own or go with an adventure tour operator.

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Everything you need to get the most from the great outdoors, whether you want to strike out on your own or go with an adventure tour operator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907263255
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Footprint - Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Gardner grew up in London (England, not Ontario!), gaining a French degree from Bristol University, and a teaching diploma from Goldsmiths College, London. He spent two years teaching, then a decade travelling the world, writing several travel guides along the way (plus the obligatory unfinished novels). He met his wife, Alison, in Mexico. She is a Canadian chef and artist, who has lived in almost every major town in this book. The couple lived in the West Kootenays, British Columbia, for seven years, and currently resides in Victoria, where Matthew is completing a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology.

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Towards Fernie, the Crowsnest finally rewards its faithful with titillating previews of the Rockies. Surrounded by the soaring, jagged mountains of the Lizard Range, Fernie doesn’t’ exactly do the setting justice but it comes closer than most. Recent expansion of its excellent ski hill has resulted in a fair amount of development, as hotels have sprung up along the highway, but the pretty little Downtown has been almost entirely spared.

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Table of Contents

Planning your trip; Essentials; Vancouver – Vancouver City, Sunshine Coast; Vancouver Island – Victoria & the southern Gulf islands, Tofino and the West Coast, Central and north Vancouver Island; British Columbia – Sea to Sky Highway, TransCanada & Crowsnest highways, Okanagan, West Kootenays, Northern BC; Canadian Rockies – Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and around, Yoho National Park, Kootenay National Park, Western Lakes National Park, Waterton Townsite; The Yukon – Whitehorse and the south, Kluane Country, Dawson City and the north; Background; Footnotes.

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