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Maps for the Lake Louise Area

Canadian Rockies - Explorer's map and Guide

This is our most popular map and the one most recommended as an overview for anyone planning a trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks - Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay. It also includes 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.

Lake Louise & Yoho - Trail Map and Guide

This is the 9th edition of our bestselling trail map and hiking guide to the Lake Louise and Yoho area. The front of the map shows the popular trail networks around the Chateau Lake Louise and Lake Louise Village, Moraine Lake, Skoki Valley, Emerald Lake, Yoho Valley, and Lake O'Hara. The National Topographic Series (1:50,000 government maps) requires four map sheets to cover these same trail networks.

The back of the Lake Louise and Yoho trail map and hiking guide features information on recommended hikes for views, wildflowers, birds, waterfalls, and rainy days. Photos and trail descriptions, which include trail distance and elevation gain, highlight 25 of the best hikes, from short interpretive walks to strenuous hikes up to alpine meadows. Four backcountry trips are also described, along with information on lodging facilities.

Also on the back are two 1:25,000-scale inset maps of Lake Louise and of Lake O'Hara, detailing the best hiking in these popular areas.

Best of Lake Louise - Trail Map and Guide

This 1:35,000-scale map and trail guide features photos and descriptions of the best day hikes around Lake Louise Village and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Classic scenic hikes such as the Lake Louise Lakeshore Trail, Fairview Mountain and hikes to the rustic teahouses at Lake Agnes and Plain of Six Glaciers, are described in detail. Each trail has a difficulty rating, trail distance, elevation gain and an approximate time to allow.

On the back are descriptions and directions to the best points of interest in the Lake Louise area, three scenic drives, recommended restaurants, other services and four recommended mountain biking trails in the area.

Please note that, if you are planning to purchase the Lake Louise and Yoho trail map (see above), you will probably not need to purchase this map as well.

Lake O'Hara - Trail Map and Guide

On the front of this map-guide is an ultra-detailed 1:20,000-scale map covering the entire Lake O'Hara trail network, one of the most scenic hiking destinations in the entire Canadian Rockies.

On the back of the map are descriptions of all the trails shown on the map, including Lake O'Hara Circuit, Lake Oesa, Lake McArthur, Opabin Plateau and the entire Alpine Circuit. Trail descriptions are accompanied with color photos.

Please note that, if you are planning to purchase the Lake Louise and Yoho trail map (see two maps up), you will probably not need to purchase this map as well.

Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing - Trail Map

This map covers the prime hiking terrain just north of Lake Louise, along the southern, most scenic stretch of the Banff section of the Icefields Parkway, from Hector Lake north to Rampart Creek.

The scenery is classic sub-alpine and wildlife watching opportunities abound. Besides encountering marmots in the boulders near Helen Lake, you also have an excellent chance of spotting moose along the roadside and mountain goats high up on cliffs.

Trail coverage includes Helen Lake and Katherine lakes, Bow Glacier Falls, Cirque Lake, Chephren Lake, Glacier Lake, Sarbach Lookout, Howse Pass, Sunset Pass, Pinto Lake and Landslide Lake. A smaller, 1:100,000-scale map on the back covers the Mosquito Creek, Molar Passes and Fish Lakes area.

Also the back are descriptions of 16 recommended day hikes, as well as 5 backcountry trips, with photos accompanying the text. A separate section is devoted to the trails in the beautiful Mosquito Creek-Fish Lakes area.

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 area 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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