National Geographic’s Canadian Rockies Destination Map strikes the perfect balance between map and guidebook and is an ideal resource for touring this culturally and geographically unique region. Canada’s share of the Rocky Moutains averages approximately 100 miles across (160 kilometers) and runs from Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta-Montana border northwest toward the Yukon territory. The front side of the Canadian Rockies Destination Map reveals a map of the Alberta-British Columbia border region in the range’s southern half, which is home to the many beautiful and accessible parks for which the Canadian Rockies are famous. Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Glacier, and Kootenay National Parks are featured as well as a comprehensive road network including the Trans-Canada highway and Icefields Parkway. Indian reserves, provincial parks, protected and natural areas, wilderness, and recreation areas are featured on the map. Photographs highlight points of interest including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Natural Bridge, and Cave and Basin Natural Historic Site.
The reverse side of the map provides invaluable content for travelers, including a chart and important information regarding Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, Waterton Lakes, and Yoho National Parks. Visitor resources including airports, buses and shuttles, railways and parks and camping services are featured as well as information on weather, geology, wildlife, history and culture, and outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, climbing and winter sports.
Approximately 4 1/4" x 9 1/4" folded; 26" x 38" fully opened
Destination Maps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. Maps feature a large-scale city map, richly layered with tourist and business travel locations and information. 3-D styled drawings provide you with instant identification of famous buildings and landmarks. The reverse side includes regional maps, top attractions, airport diagrams, travel tips, transit maps and an extensive index to streets, cities, neighborhoods, parks, points of interest, museums, monuments, government buildings, subway stations, hotels, and more. Multi-language legends are included on each map.
I want use this map to plan a trip, driving and sightseeing. Map seems OK for identifying roads for driving. Would much prefer the map printed on both sides with north half on one side and south side on other side. That way, the scale could be doubled, with improved definition, especially minor roads or event trails. National Geo maps should exclude commercial names, including tours, rafting, and horseback ride vendors.
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