Frommer's British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies

Frommer's British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies

by Bill McRae, Donald Olson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470591536
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Series: Frommer's Complete Series , #774
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bill McRae was born and raised in rural eastern Montana, though he spent the better years of his youth attending university in Great Britain, France, and Canada. He has previously written about Montana and Utah for Moon Publications and about the Pacific Northwest and Seattle for Lonely Planet. Other publications he has written for include National Geographic and Microsoft Expedia. Bill is also coauthor of Frommer’s Canada. He makes his home in Portland, Oregon.

Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. He has published several novels, most recently The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley and, under the pen name of Swan Adamson, My Three Husbands and Confessions of a Pregnant Princess. His plays have been staged in the U.S. and Europe. Donald Olson’s travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic books, and many other publications. He is the author of England For Dummies (winner of the 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for Best Guidebook), London For Dummies, Germany For Dummies, and Frommer’s Irreverent Guide to London.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

What's New in British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies.

1. The Best of British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies.

1 The Best Travel Experiences.

2 The Best Active Vacations.

3 The Best Nature- & Wildlife- Viewing.

4 The Best Family-Vacation Experiences.

5 The Best Places to Rediscover Native Canadian Culture & History.

6 The Best Museums & Historic Sites.

7 The Most Scenic Views.

8 The Most Dramatic Drives.

9 The Best Walks & Rambles.

10 The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts.

11 The Best B&Bs & Country Inns.

12 The Best Lodges, Wilderness Retreats & Log-Cabin Resorts.

13 The Best Restaurants for Northwest Regional Cuisine.

14 The Best Festivals & Special Events.

2. Planning Your Trip to British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies.

1 The Regions in Brief .

2 Visitor Information.

3 Entry Requirements & Customs.

4 Money.

5 When to Go.

6 Travel Insurance.

7 Health & Safety.

8 Specialized Travel Resources.

9 Planning Your Trip Online. The Complete Travel Resource.

Staying in Touch.

10 Getting There.

Sample Distances between  Major Cities.

11 Packages for the Independent Traveler.

12 Escorted General-Interest Tours.

13 Getting Around.

14 The Active Vacation Planner.

Fast Facts: British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies.

3. Suggested Itineraries in British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies.

1 The Canadian Rockies in 1 Week.

2 The Back Roads of Interior  B.C. in 1 Week.

3 The Wild & the Sophisticated  on Vancouver Island in 1 Week.

4 The Best of Vancouver in 1 Day.

5 The Best of Victoria in 1 Day.

4. Vancouver.

1 Essentials.

Special Events & Festivals.

Neighborhoods in Brief.

2 Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Vancouver.

3 Where to Stay.

4 Where to Dine.

5 Exploring Vancouver.

6 Outdoor Pursuits.

7 Shopping.

8 Vancouver After Dark.

5. Victoria.

1 Essentials.

Special Events & Festivals.

2 Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Victoria.

3 Where to Stay.

4 Where to Dine.

Taking Afternoon Tea.

5 Exploring Victoria.

6 Outdoor Pursuits.

7 Shopping.

8 Victoria After Dark.

6. Southern Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands.

1 Essentials.

2 The Gulf Islands.

3 West of Victoria: Sooke & Beyond.

4 North of Victoria: Goldstream Provincial Park.

5 Duncan & the Cowichan Valley.

6 En Route to Nanaimo.

7. Central Vancouver Island.

1 Essentials.

2 Nanaimo & Gabriola Island.

3 Parksville & Qualicum Beach.

4 En Route to Vancouver Island’s  Wild West .

5 The West Coast Trail & Pacific  Rim National Park.

Broken Group Islands.

6 Courtenay & Comox.

8. Northern Vancouver Island.

1 Essentials.

2 Campbell River &  Quadra Island.

3 Strathcona Provincial Park.

4 Telegraph Cove, Port McNeill,  Alert Bay & Port Hardy.

9. The Sunshine Coast & Whistler.

1 The Sunshine Coast.

2 Whistler: North America’s Premier Ski .

10. Northern British Columbia.

1 The Inside Passage &  Discovery Coast.

2 Prince Rupert.

3 The Queen Charlotte Islands.

4 The Yellowhead Highway: From  Prince Rupert to Prince George.

5 Prince George.

6 The Alaska Highway.

11. The Cariboo Country & the Thompson River Valley.

1 Cariboo Country Essentials.

2 En Route to 100 Mile House.

3 100 Mile House & the  South Cariboo District.

4 Williams Lake.

5 West on Highway 20 to Bella Coola.

6 Quesnel.

7 East to Barkerville &  Bowron Lakes.

8 The Thompson River Valley.

12. The Okanagan Valley.

1 Essentials.

2 Touring the Wineries.

3 Oliver.

4 Penticton.

5 Kelowna.

13. Southeastern British Columbia & the Kootenay Valley.

1 Revelstoke.

2 Mount Revelstoke National Park.

3 Glacier National Park.

4 Golden.

Exploring the Columbia  River Wetlands.

5 The Kootenay Valley:  Cranbrook & Nelson.

14. Gateways to the Canadian Rockies: Calgary & Edmonton.

1 Calgary: Home of the Annual  Stampede.

The Calgary Stampede.

Fast Facts: Calgary.

2 Edmonton: Capital of Alberta.

Fast Facts: Edmonton.

Edmonton’s Klondike Days.

15. The Canadian Rockies: Banff & Jasper National Parks & More.

1 Exploring the Canadian  Rockies.

2 Kananaskis Country &  Canmore.

Riding Herd at a Guest Ranch.

3 Banff National Park.

4 Jasper National Park.

5 British Columbia’s Rockies:  Mount Robson Provincial Park  & Yoho & Kootenay National  Parks.

6 Waterton Lakes National Park.

Appendix: British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies in Depth.

1 British Columbia: History 101.


2 British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies Today.

3 A Taste of British Columbia  & the Canadian Rockies.

4 Recommended Reading.


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