Backroad Mapbooks: Canadian Rockies
Welcome to this special edition of the Backroad Mapbook Series.
This book focuses on the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks — an interconnected system of provincial and national parks covering more than 30,000 square kilometres (18,630 mi2). These parks vary in popularity and access – some see millions of visitors each year, while others see visitors in the tens of thousands. Some parks are easily accessed from a major highway, while others require rigorous journeys by foot, horse or plane. Each of these parks offers a unique twist on the dramatic landscapes that define the Rockies – towering mountain peaks, rushing rivers, ancient glaciers, wildflower-filled meadows, brilliant blue lakes and dense forests make up this outdoor paradise. With so much area to explore, it can be overwhelming trying to decide on where to go. Luckily, our Canadian Rockies Mapbook provides a well-organized and easy-to-use breakdown of the region’s parks to help you decide on the adventure that is right for you. With state-of-the-art topographic maps, detailed trip-planning resources and meticulously researched adventure listings, our Mapbook will ensure you make the most out of your Rockies experience.
Canadian Rockies Backroad Mapbooks Features
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11") Canadian Rockies map book you will find 45 detailed topographic maps spanning the region, complete with labeled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other points-of-interest. In this edition we have included six new maps covering the foothills south of Calgary and extending northwest to include Kakwa Interprovincial Park.
Unique to this Mapbook, we have also included Overview Point of Interest Maps as well as Detailed Topographic Maps at various scales for all of the National and Provincial Parks. These user-friendly maps boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government resources – making them the maps of choice for search-and-rescue.
Newly divided into Map and Adventure sections, our handy index makes this Mapbook a leading publication in terms functionality and quality. You’ll find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Tips & Techniques
New to this edition, an expansive Tips & Techniques section covers most activities popular in the Rockies parks. For camping, fishing, hunting, paddling, rock climbing, trails, wildlife viewing and winter activities in the National and Provincial Parks of the Rockies, this is where you will find everything you need to know about the backcountry.