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Maps for Banff Area

Canadian Rockies - Explorer's Map and Guide

This is our most popular driving (touring) map and the map most recommended as an overview for anyone planning a trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay. It also covers Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks, the Bugaboos and the Purcell Mountains further west.

29 of the best points of interest in the Rocky Mountain Parks are numbered and described. Mountain lodges, campgrounds, hostels, hot springs, golf courses, ski areas, picnic sites, visitor centres and highway viewpoints are labelled.

The mountains are also labelled with their name and elevation, if available, and glaciers are easy to pick out because they are shown in a different color.

On the back, you will find a map of Western Canada showing all the major highways, as well as maps showing the major arteries in the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. There are also townsite maps of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. Points of interest are numbered and described on the Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise townsite maps. There is also a guide to campgrounds in Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.

Pretty much everything that visitors to Canadian Rockies need to know - all on one map.

Banff National Park - Driving Map

This user-friendly map-guide includes a 1:250,00-scale poster-quality map of Canada's most popular national park, as well as lots of useful and entertaining information about Banff National Park. The full color, two-sided map-guide, enclosed in a hard cover, makes it easy to find your way around the park and is a perfect souvenir at the end of your trip.

The map itself covers Banff National Park as well as Yoho and Kootenay national parks. It shows roads, viewpoints, attractions, lodges and glaciers, and gives the name and elevation of mountains. Contour lines at 200 metre intervals give map-users a good idea of the lay of the land. The map also shows official park trails, although it is not intended as a hiking map.

On the back of the map are thirty photos accompanied by descriptions of the park's geology, history, wildlife, and eco-regions. Highlights of the park are also described, including sights and attractions in Banff townsite and area, Lake Louise, and along the Icefields Parkway.

Practical information on outdoor activities and local weather is also included, as well as contact names and numbers, allowing map users to plan their trip accordingly.

Banff -Egypt Lake - Trail Map and Guide

Our new Banff- Egypt Lake map covers some of the best hiking terrain in the Banff and Egypt Lake area at 1:50,000 scale.

All of the great day hikes in and around Banff townsite are covered, including those to Tunnel Mountain, the Spray River, Sulphur Mountain, and Cory and Edith passes. Further from the townsite, trails covered include Bourgeau Lake, Elk Lake, Mystic Lake and Pass, Castle Lookout, Rockbound Lake, Sunshine Village and the Sunshine Meadows area, including Citadel Pass Trail, plus all of the multi-day access routes in and out of the popular backcountry areas of Egypt and Shadow lakes.

On the back of the map are trail descriptions of 17 recommended day hikes and four classic multi-day trips, plus information on backcountry lodges and contact numbers and guidelines for booking overnight trips into the backcountry.

Banff & Mount Assiniboine - Trail Map and Guide

Our Banff & Mount Assiniboine map ranges from Lake Louise in the north to the south end of Banff National Park and includes all of Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park.

All of the shorter trails around Banff townsite are covered, as well as the longer multi-day hiking, biking and equestrian loops to Lake Minnewanka, Egypt Lake, Shadow Lake and the Sawback Trail up through Mystic and Badger passes.

You also get full coverage of the access routes in and out of Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park via Sunshine Meadows and Citadel Pass, or via Bryant Creek from the Mt. Shark trailhead. Plus, of course, the network of trails within Mt. Assiniboine Park itself. In fact, an entire section on the back is devoted to Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, which includes a 1:50,000-scale inset map showing the core network of trails in the Lake Magog/Mt. Assiniboine Lodge area.

Banff Up-Close - Trail Map and Guide

This smaller-format guide is designed for people who are going to be in Banff for one to three days, and want to know what to do and where things are.

On the front is a detailed map of the Banff townsite area, covering the Sundance and Sulphur Mountain areas, north to Mt. Edith and Cory passes and east to Lake Minnewanka. All the hiking and biking trails are labelled and distances are marked. You get both contour lines and the more intuitive 3-D relief shading.

On the back of the map are descriptions of the sights, museums and scenic drives in Banff, with hours of operation and admission fees noted to make it easier to plan your day. We've also included a hand-picked list of the ten best walks and day hikes in the area. The highlights of each trail are given, as well as distance, elevation gain and directions to the trailhead.

Ten color photos accompany the descriptions of sights and hikes on the back of the map.

Best of the Icefields Parkway - Driving Map and Guide

Whether you have a day or week to spend exploring the sights along the spectacular Icefields Parkway highway, this detailed map-guide will help you get the most out of your time. 

You'll be guided to the best viewpoints of mountains and lakes, the most interesting exibits along the parkway, as well as the best areas to spot moose, bears, bighorn sheep and mountain goats.

We've also included a hand-picked list of the best walks and day hikes in the area. Along with the highlights of each trail, there are directions to the trailhead and information on the distance and elevation gain. Also included are brief descriptions of the campgrounds and other services along the Icefields Parkway, with hours of operation and admission fees noted to make it easier to plan your time.

Everything the visitor needs to make the most out of their drive along the Icefield Parkway.

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