Bow Lake & Saskatchewan Crossing Map & Guide - Gem Trek. This map covers the trails departing from the southern section of the
Icefields Parkway from Rampart Creek south to Hector Lake. A 1:100,000 scale inset map on the back of the map increases coverage to the
adjoining Mosquito Creek / Fish Lakes area. The area covered on this map is prime hiking terrain with scenery as
superb as the rest of Banff National Park, but with the trails less
busy than those in the Banff townsite and Lake Louise areas. Besides
spotting marmots in the boulders near Helen Lake, you also have an
excellent chance of seeing moose.
On the back of the map are trail descriptions and photos of 16
recommended day hikes, ranging from short and easy to long and
strenuous, as well as descriptions of five overnight trips. Classic
trails covered include Bow Glacier Falls, Helen Lake, Bow Summit
Lookout, Sunset Pass, and Cirque, Chephren and and Glacier Lake trails.
All trails are referenced to the front. Contact numbers for parks and
info on lodges, campgrounds and hostels in the area are also included.
A separate section on the back of the map is devoted to the Mosquito
Creek/Fish Lakes area. As well as the above-mentioned 1:100,000-scale
map of this area, there are trail descriptions of Molar and North Molar
passes and Fish Lake trail.
In addition to the standard features, this map also includes:
- contour lines at 50-metre (165-feet) intervals
- full color on both sides
- printed on waterproof paper