Synopses & Reviews
Snowy peaks, serene lakes, abundant wildlife, and starry night skies astound visitors to Banff, Jasper and Glacier - the national parks of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you want to sun yourself by Lake Louise or touch the clouds on the Skyline Trail, gear up with this top-selling guide to these North American treasures.
Detailed itineraries - explore the parks with 20 great itineraries, plus trips to Waterton Lakes, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks and along Icefields Parkway.
Best Hiking Routes - includes 52 of the most enjoyable hikes around lakes; through canyons, beside glaciers and into the backcountry, with easy-to-use charts and topographic hiking maps
Family-Oriented Options - information on ranger walks, junior programs, summer camps and top family hikes in our special Kids &Pets chapter
Adventure Ideas - covers mountain biking, rafting, horseback riding, zip-lining, kayaking, hang-gliding, snowboarding, rock climbing, skiing, dogsledding, volunteering and much more.
With 1600 hours of in-park research and over 200 miles of trails hiked, our authors offer sound advice for visitors.
...it would be hard to better this series of Lonely Planet National Park guides.' -- Suite101.com, March 2008
From hiking the hills to hitting the slopes, and summer and winter activities for everyone, this guidebook has a special focus on family travel, with short-and long-stay itineraries. Over 20 maps with hundreds of miles of trails cover the parks in their entirety as well as gateway towns and attractions outside the parks.
Covers each park as well as gateway towns and attractions outside the parks. Over 20 maps with hundreds of miles of trails.