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We receive a lot of e-mail from map-users - everything from questions about specific hiking trails and recommended accommodation in the Canadian Rockies to requests for new maps.

But some of the most satisfying e-mail we receive is feedback from Gem Trek map-users. Following are some excerpts from our e-mail, reproduced with permission from the senders, of course.

"Just wanted to let you know that we stumbled across your maps in an outfitting store in Edmonton. We were so overjoyed with the quality of the one we bought, we drove all the way back and bought another two of different areas. We sat down for hours just staring and learning all about the trails and mountains. It is so awesome! Thanks for the great work you did.

Andrea L., Edmonton, AB

"My nine maps arrived today and I must say, they are much nicer than I expected. I knew that Gem Trek was the final word in maps of the Canadian Rockies, but for some reason, expected the usual over-priced, gas station-quality maps we are accustomed to out here on the East Coast. Yours are absolutely beautiful! I suspect that's because they are made by people who truly care that the products and services they provide are of the highest quality, and at very reasonable prices. In an age of corporate mega-mergers and IPOs (Initial Public Offerings), this is extremely refreshing."

Tom M., Baltimore, Maryland

"When our family visited the Rockies several years ago, we found the best information in your excellent maps. We used your maps again on our most recent trip, and found ideas and information for new hikes we loved. You guys are the best!"
Joan P., Mountain View, CA

"Last week, I ordered eight Gem Trek maps from Map Town in Calgary. The maps arrived very promptly and I am delighted with them. I especially appreciate the guides to trails and attractions included on most of the maps. Combined with the "Top 12 Day Hikes" on your web site, your beautiful and practical maps provide me just about everything I need to plan my visit to the Canadian Rockies."

Kirby L., Federal Way, WA

"I bought several of your maps through Barnes & Noble last year for our trip to the Canadian Rockies and was very pleased with them. They had great information and held up nicely. My only disappointment is that you only make them for the Canadian Rockies..."

Mary Ellen N., Glenview, IL

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"I got the first of (your maps) yesterday and I just wanted to say that the Lake Louise and Yoho map is fantastic. I compete in automobile rallies and so I have owned and have experience with a lot of different kinds of maps and yours is one of the best I've seen. Looking forward to my trip out there in September."

Robert R., Toronto, Ontario

Mount Assiniboine

"I am writing to congratulate you on the excellence of your recreation map series. We have just returned to England from a walking and touring holiday in the Canadian Rockies, where we relied extensively on your maps of Jasper, Banff and the Columbia Icefield. We found them to be accurate, informative and very easy to follow, combining a wealth of cartographic detail with much useful and practical information on the back... In conjunction with a GPS, they told us exactly where we were at all times, and how far we had to go - useful when walking with young children. Without your maps, our walks would have been much less pleasant. Coming from the UK, we tend to take good mapping for granted. But your maps - particularly the "Up-Close" maps of Banff and Jasper - were better than anything we have seen here... Thank you again for providing maps which made such a contribution to our holiday."

John A., United Kingdom

"I am an Honours student in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. This past summer, I had a four month position in Calgary. On my days off, I was fortunate enough to visit the Rockies on several occasions for hiking... and used your Banff & Mt. Assiniboine map. During four years of research and endless hours of cartographic work, I have analyzed many maps. I must congratulate you on the superior graphics and use of attractive color incorporated into your design...When maps look this good, it inspires one to examine the map longer, and ultimately learn more. In my opinion your maps are the best there are for the intended purpose. At $13.95, they are a good value also. Keep up the good work."

Peter H., St, John's, Newfoundland

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Maps for the Canadian Rockies
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