9781894413411

Frommer's Banff and Jasper National Parks, 1st Edition

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    9781894413411

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
  • Publisher: Frommers
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Summary

Frommer2s Banff and Jasper National Parks is packed with all the facts, tips and descriptions you need to have perfect park vacation, in a pocket size guide: The best strategies for seeing these amazing parks, whether you have a full week or just a few hours Great places to stay both inside the parks and nearby, from luxurious hotels to scenic, secluded campgrounds The best day-long or overnight hikes, plus mountain biking, golf, horseback riding, and skiing Detailed, accurate maps, plus a fully illustrated nature guide to help you spot bighorn sheep, mountain goats, wildflowers, and more

Table of Contents

List of Mans
viii
Welcome to Banff & Jasper National Parks
1(19)
Banff National Park Today
3(1)
The Best of Banff National Park
4(8)
Jasper National Park Today
12(1)
The Best of Jasper National Park
12(8)
Planning Your Trip
20(29)
Getting Started: Information & Reservations
20(6)
Online and On Your Way
21(5)
When to Go
26(2)
Money
28(1)
Permits
28(2)
The Great Western Annual Pass
29(1)
Getting There
30(3)
Getting Around
33(1)
The Rental Advantage
33(1)
Planning a Backcountry Trip
34(3)
Backpacking for Beginners: Leave No Trace
35(2)
Tips for RVers
37(1)
Package Tours, Adventure Outings & Educational Programs
38(2)
Tips for Travelers with Disabilities
40(1)
Tips for Travelers with Pets
41(1)
Tips for Travelers with Children
41(2)
Hiking with Kids: Let the Discovery Begin!
43(1)
Protecting Your Health & Safety
43(1)
Protecting the Environment
44(5)
Wildlife Encounters: What to Do
46(3)
Exploring Banff National Park
49(36)
Essentials
52(6)
Numbers, Please
54(2)
Fast Facts: Banff National Park
56(2)
Tips from Park Staff
58(3)
Top 10 Shops in Banff
60(1)
The Highlights
61(3)
Banff: Where'd That funny Name Come From?
61(1)
Arts in the National Park
62(2)
How to See the Park in Several Days
64(2)
Banff Calendar of Events
65(1)
What to See and Do in Banff Townsite
66(7)
The Banff Springs Hotel: Part of the Park's History
68(5)
Driving Tours
73(10)
Banff on a Rainy Day
80(3)
Organized Tours
83(2)
Hikes & Other Outdoor Pursuits in Banff National Park
85(32)
Day Hikes
85(16)
How far (and fast) Can I Really Go?
91(10)
Exploring the Backcountry
101(5)
Other Activities
106(6)
Paddling the Bow
109(3)
Winter Sports & Activities
112(5)
Winter Driving
113(4)
Where to Stay, Camp & Eat in Banff National Park
117(26)
Lodging in Banff National Park
117(11)
Hostelling: Is It for You?
124(4)
Frontcountry Camping in Banff National Park
128(3)
Regular versus Self-registering Campgrounds
129(2)
Backcountry Camping & Lodging in Banff National Park
131(4)
Where to Eat in Banff National Park
135(7)
Banff After Dark
142(1)
Exploring Jasper National Park
143(29)
Essentials
146(6)
Fat Facts: Jasper National Park
150(2)
Tips from Park Staff
152(2)
``The Buildings Should Reflect the Landscape''
153(1)
The Highlights
154(1)
How to See the Park in Several Days
155(2)
Jasper in the Rain
156(1)
What to See & Do in Jasper Townsite
157(5)
Titanic Dreams
162(1)
Driving Tours
162(8)
Mary Shaffer: Hunter of Peace
169(1)
Organized Tours
170(2)
Hikes & Other Outdoor Pursuits in Jasper National Park
172(23)
Day Hikes
173(11)
The View from the Top of Old fort Point
176(8)
Exploring the Backcountry
184(4)
Other Activities
188(4)
Biking Dos & Don'ts
189(3)
Winter Sports & Activities
192(3)
Where to Stay, Camp & Eat in Jasper National Park
195(14)
Lodging in Jasper National Park
195(5)
Frontcountry Camping in Jasper National Park
200(4)
Backcountry Camping & Lodging in Jasper National Park
204(1)
Where to Eat in Jasper National Park
205(3)
Jasper After Dark
208(1)
Gateways to Banff & Jasper National Parks
209(28)
Canmore & Kananaskis Country
209(11)
Radium Hot Springs, B.C. & Kootenay National Parks
220(6)
Golden, B.C. & Yoho National Parks
226(9)
Mount Robson Provincial Park
235(2)
A Nature Guide to Banff & Jasper National Parks
237(22)
The Geology
237(4)
Charting the Rockies East to West
239(2)
The Life Zones
241(1)
The Flora
242(8)
The Fauna
250(8)
Sheepish Sheep that Jump
251(7)
The Future
258(1)
Index 259(1)
General Index
259(2)
Accommodations Index
261(1)
Restaurant Index
262

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