50 walks and hikes in banff national park

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50 Walks And Hikes In Banff National Park

Author : Brian Patton
ISBN : 0978237536
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Hiking in Banff National Park attracts millions of visitors each year. In this book, Brian Patton and Bart Robinson, authors of the best-selling Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, detail their favourite easy walks, short hikes, and day trips in one of the world’s most spectacular national parks. Each trail is described in detail and accompanied by easy-to-understand symbols, a walking map, and colour photography. Lightweight and a practical size, the 1st edition includes: Descriptions of 50 Banff walks and hikes, plus dozens of side trips Banff hiking trails classified by colour-coded regions More than 100 stunning color photographs of Banff hikes 50 topographical maps Sources for Banff information, maps, backcountry lodging, and transportation

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Author : Brian Patton
ISBN : 0978237501
Genre : Travel
File Size : 79. 86 MB
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Frommer S Banff Jasper National Parks

Author : Christie Pashby
ISBN : 0470837292
Genre : Travel
File Size : 55. 29 MB
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Frommer's Puts the Parks in Your Pocket. All the up-to-date practical information and candid insider advice you need to have the perfect park vacation...in an easy-to-carry size-and at an unbeatable price! Your Complete Guide to Banff & Jasper National Parks: * The best strategies for seeing theses majestic parks, whether you have two weeks or two days * Great places to stay: Luxury hotels, rustic lodges, and the best places for backcountry camping * The best hikes, from gentle walks to rewarding climbs, plus canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and horseback riding * Detailed maps, plus a fully illustrated nature guide to help you spot a variety of local wildlife

Parkways Of The Canadian Rockies

Author : Brian Patton
ISBN : 0978237528
Genre : Travel
File Size : 75. 83 MB
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A great source of Canadian Rockies maps, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies is a fact-filled driving guide to Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, and Kootenay National Park. First published in 1975, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies was the first comprehensive map and interpretive guide to roads in the Canadian Rockies. The revised 5th edition includes: Colour photography Driving distances in both kilometres and miles More than 400 points of interest Descriptions of 80 short hikes Natural history facts and statistics 38 colour Canadian Rockies maps Information on campgrounds and lodging

Scrambles In The Canadian Rockies

Author : Alan Kane
ISBN : 0921102674
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37. 98 MB
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Completely revised and updated with over 50 new scrambles. 156 easy peaks with a wide range of difficulty suitable for novice climbers and experience hikers who want a little more challenge. Illustrated with 188 route photographs.

Snowshoeing In The Canadian Rockies

Author : Andrew Nugara
ISBN : 9781926855769
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 70. 40 MB
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The Canadian Rockies in winter are nothing short of spectacular, and snowshoes provide an easy, fun and exciting way to see some of the best winter scenery Canada has to offer. Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies describes 61 great routes for snowshoers of all levels—from beginners who have never snowshoed, to experienced backcountry travellers who are looking for new challenges. The trips extend from scenic Waterton in the far south to the breathtaking Columbia Icefield in the north section of Banff National Park. Photos, maps and detailed route descriptions are provided for each trip, as well as level of difficulty, objective hazards and additional equipment requirements. Whether you are looking for an easy day on flat terrain amid beautiful surroundings or far-reaching and magnificent views from the summit of a picturesque mountain, you will find it in this spectacular new guidebook.

Heart Waters

Author : Kevin Van Tighem
ISBN : 9781771601399
Genre : Nature
File Size : 48. 62 MB
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Water does not come from the river. It comes to the river. Heart Waters takes us to the sources of that water - and into the living beauty, human stories and future possibilities that also arise from the green slopes and valleys of Alberta’s Eastern Slopes where the Bow River is born. For more than a century ago the foothills and Front Range mountains of western Alberta have been recognized vital to the future water supply for Canada’s prairies. Virtually all the water that sustains communities, ecosystems and the economy of prairie Canada comes from this narrow strip of land arrayed along the Continental Divide. For all its importance, however, water management decisions have ignored the importance of land health and focused almost exclusively on building dams. The result, as the author points out, is that the Bow River’s annual flows have decreased by more than a tenth, even while spring floods become more frequent and more destructive. The solutions to prairie Canada’s water challenges lie in healing the wounded landscapes of our headwaters. Heart Waters delves deeply into the history and ecology of a landscape whose critical value as a watershed is matched by its sheer beauty and diversity. A rich array of stunning photographic imagery by Jasper-based photographer Brian Van Tighem complements the author’s well-researched explorations of the stories whispered by the living waters that drain from Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and the famous ranchlands of the Bow River watershed. Heart Waters is a deep exploration of place, and an invitation to recognize that our water future depends upon knowing our headwaters better and caring for them more passionately - as our heart waters. "We could belong here too,” the book concludes. "We could be like the bull trout, the willows, the wary horses: like the river that continually arises from these fine green places where the waters are born. We could find our best selves in the stories of those living waters and the river that gathers them together.”

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