Banff and the Canadian Rockies are one of the country's most popular destinations, drawing more visitors each year. Filled with inspiring sight-seeing opportunities and recreational activities, this destination offers something for everyone. Pamper yourself at a luxury or day spa, soak in the hot springs, and breathe the fresh alpine air. Looking for adventure? Try whitewater rafting, walking on a glacier, dog sledding, or climbing a Rocky Mountain peak. Discover one of Banff's western saloons, or enjoy a live performance at the Banff Centre. Shop at designer boutiques and discover the history of the region at one of several museums or historical landmarks. Frommer's Banff & the Canadian Rockies Day by Day will guide readers through their multitude of choices quickly and with an insider's knowledge of the one-of-a-kind experiences that abound. With hundreds of color photos, dozens of annotated maps and walking tours, hiking guides, thematic tours for every taste and star-rated advice on where to eat, stay, camp, shop, and have fun, this book is a must have for any visit to the Rockies.
Table of Contents
18 Favorite Moments. 1 Strategies for Seeing Banff & the Canadian Rockies. Banff & the Canadian Rockies. 2 The Best Full-Day Tours. Banff in Three Days. Best in One Week. Best in Two Weeks. 3 The Best Special-Interest Tours. Banff for Photographers. Banff with Kids. Banff in Wintertime. Glaciers & Wildlife. 4 Banff National Park. The Town of Banff. Lake Minnewanka. Bow Valley Parkway. Lake Louise. The Icefields Parkway. Dining in Banff National Park. Dining Best Bets. Restaurants A to Z. Lodging in Banff National Park. Lodging Best Bets. Lodging A to Z. Banff Shopping & Nightlife. Shopping & Nightlife Best Bets. Shopping, Arts & Nightlife A to Z. 5 The Canadian Rockies. Kananaskis Country. Canmore. Icefields Parkway (Jasper). Maligne Valley Road. Town of Jasper. Yoho National Park. Golden, British Columbia. Kootenay National Park. Calgary in One Day. Calgary in Two Days. Calgary Dining & Lodging. Dining & Lodging A to Z. Alberta Rockies Dining & Lodging. Dining & Lodging A to Z. BC Rockies Dining & Lodging. Dining & Lodging A to Z. 6 The Great Outdoors. The Best Hiking in Banff. Summer Sports. Winter Sports. The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Getting Around. Fast Facts. A Brief History. Toll-Free Numbers & Websites. Index.
Christie Pashby has written for Frommer's for nearly a decade, contributing to titles including Frommer's Argentina, Frommer's Chile, and Frommer's Best Hiking Trips in British Columbia. She divides her time between the Canadian Rockies and Bariloche, Argentina. A freelance journalist and translator, she also somehow finds the time to run a small guiding business with her husband, and cram in two ski seasons a year. Her website is www.patagonialiving.com.