is all information needed to safely explore these two regions:
location and perspective
- How to
prepare for your hike
directions to all trailheads
- 28 hikes of
varied difficulty levels that thoroughly explore the area
Summary of all hikes
the 28 hikes includes:
- Summary box
of need-to-know information at-a-glance
Waypoint coordinates listed in both Lat-Long and UTM
Comprehensive, step-by-step trail descriptions
resident of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Lyle Litzenberger has spent five years
meticulously recording and documenting his own explorations of Burke and Widgeon.
Burke and Widgeon - A Hiker's Guide capitalizes on that
experience, providing an invaluable guide to all those wishing to discover
these scenic wilderness areas.
A long-time resident of Coquitlam, British Columbia and a retired Canadian Mountie, Lyle Litzenberger has spent five years meticulously recording and documenting his own explorations of Burke and Widgeon, in his research for this book. He and his wife travel full-time and he is currently working on a companion book of the history of this same area.
Fiona Raven Book Design (fionaraven.com) completed the cover design and the book's interior design. Her experience, eye for detail and collaborative style had a hugely positive impact on this project. Fiona's office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada but her satisfied clientele reside throughout the world.
Len Wyatt is a long-time resident of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. He has many years of experience in reviewing written works - and in supervising others who do. He has very capably completed the editing of this book.
Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks and begin your journey now!
Inside the Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks Travel Guide:User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 52 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis Country, Lake O'Hara, Jasper Town, Blackfeet Indian Reservation and more
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The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these Canadian national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
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The original edition of Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, published by RMB in 1991, started a scrambling craze in the Canadian Rockies. No longer was reaching the top of those breathtaking peaks limited only to technical climbers; strong hikers with a sense of adventure found that they too could reach the top of many famous and stunning peaks.
Armed with first-hand information, Alan Kane describes over 150 scrambles in a clear, concise format. This includes equipment needed, when to go, how to get there, where to park and what to expect as you work your way to the summit. Photos showing the ascent line complement descriptions that include historical trivia, origins of placenames and summit views. Routes range from off-trail hiking suitable for strong hikers to challenging routes at the low end of technical climbing where use of specific handholds is required on steep, airy terrain. Most ascents are day trips from a major road; many utilize a hiking trail on approach and include some of the most-photographed Rockies postcard peaks. The scramble areas begin in Waterton Park near the US border and continue north through Crowsnest, Kananaskis, Canmore and into the contiguous mountain parks of Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper. An overview of facilities, accommodation and climate is provided for each area. Specific hazards from rock quality to wildlife encounters are mentioned, including advice on scrambling safely. Guidebooks can be dry reading, but Kane’s snippets of humour make the book entertaining as well as useful.
The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.
You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of this region with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Vancouver and Victoria.
Now available in ePub format.