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Press Mentions

Gem Trek in the Press

Gem Trek maps have been profiled and recommended in various publications
in North America, including:

Calgary Herald newspaper
Calgary Sun newspaper
Banff Crag and Canyon newspaper
Globe and Mail newspaper
Explore magazine
Avenue West magazine
Westworld AMA magazine
Alberta Report magazine
Mountain Life magazine
Backpacker magazine
Trail Runner magazine
Alberta Venture magazine

Trip Planning

Gem Trek maps are referenced in the following guide books:

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, Brian Patton and Bart Robinson, authors (trail guide)
Ridge Walks in the Canadian Rockies, Mike Potter, author (trail guide)
Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, Cathy and Craig Copeland, authors (trail guide)
Summits and Icefields, Canadian Rockies, Chic Scott, author (skiing guide)
Backcountry Huts and Lodges of the Rockies and Columbias, Jim Scott, author (accommodation guide)
Handbook of the Canadian Rockies, Ben Gadd, author (field guide)

Other "Credits":

Gem Trek's maps are on the Sierra Club's reading list for trips to the Canadian Rockies.
They are included in a number of tour group packages by outfitters offering hiking and sightseeing trips to the Rockies.
Gem Trek Publishing Ltd. has supplied relief-shaded trail maps to Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay national parks for their outdoor trailheads.
Gem Trek's Columbia Icefield map was part of the map exhibit at the 50th German Cartographers Congress in Germany in 2001.

Excerpts from reviews of Gem Trek maps in magazines and newspapers:

"These are no ordinary maps. Made of waterproof and tear-resistant paper, they clearly show hiking, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking routes superimposed on superb topographical detail. Included on the back of the maps are detailed descriptions of selected routes showing distances, elevation gains, estimated times to complete the routes and difficulty ratings."

Explore magazine

"Gem Trek offers the best maps for Rockies recreationists."

Ben Gadd, author, Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

"The maps are of high quaity, great to look at and contain lots of accurate, practical and up-to-date information. I particularly like the mini-guide on the back -- good concise info and well written."

Bill Corbett, outdoors writer and author of Outdoor Activities in Alberta's Heartland

"Cochrane's Gem Trek Publishing has created yet another top-rate map..."

Calgary Sun newspaper

"There are maps, and there are maps, but there aren't many maps like these. Next time you go hiking, biking, skiing or riding in the Rockies, pick up a Gem Trek recreation map first. Topo maps and guide in one, they feature -- along with roads, trails and the usual contour lines and mountain elevations -- points of interest; lodge, hostel and alpine hut locations; front- and backcountry campgrounds; viewpoints; relief shading; photos of flora, fauna and great views; trail tips; emergency numbers and trail descriptions. Best of all, they're printed on waterproof plastic..."

Westworld (AMA) magazine

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