Best of Canmore Map

ISBN: 978-1-895526-19-1
Scale: 1:35,000
Edition: 1st, 2002
Folded size: 4 x 9 inches
Flat size: 18 x 24 inches

Price: $6.95

Gem Trek’s Best of Canmore map meets the needs of residents and visitors looking to explore the wilderness surrounding the town of Canmore. Whether you want to get an idea of the lay of the land or heading into the Canmore backcountry, you’ll find the waterproof and tear-resistant Best of Canmore map to be an invaluable tool.

This map features detailed cartography, accurate hiking trails with distances, and details such as new developments, campgrounds, town boundaries, and picnic areas, as well details of town attractions and services such as campgrounds and visitor centres.

Map Coverage

The Best of Canmore map covers the mountain town of Canmore, gateway to the Canadian Rockies for visitors travelling west from Calgary. The 1:35,000 scale allows coverage from the eastern edge of Banff National Park to Gap Lake in the west. It provides detail of Canmore Nordic Centre Trails, hiking and climbing routes in the vicinity of the Three Sisters, and the roads and trails east of town.

On the back of the map are descriptions of 11 of the best walks, day hikes and mountain biking trails in the Canmore area. The highlights of each trail are noted, as well as distance, elevation gain and directions to the trailhead. Popular trails described include Quarry Lake, Grassi Lakes, Ha Ling Peak, Policeman’s Creek, Cougar Creek, Grotto Canyon, Mt. Lady Macdonald and Wind Ridge.

An inset map on the back increases coverage of downtown Canmore, with town services, restaurants, and attractions highlighted by numbers that link to more detailed descriptions.

Map Features

The Best of Canmore map includes:

  • waterproof and tear-resistant paper
  • contour lines at 25-metre (80-foot) intervals
  • relief shading to better show the topography
  • full colour on both sides
  • hiking trails – with trail names and trail distances marked
  • mountain biking trails – with trail names and distances marked
  • hydrology – rivers, rapids and waterfalls
  • mountain names and all available mountain elevations
  • all campgrounds
  • points of interest and attractions
  • picnic areas
  • local points of interest