Columbia Icefield Map & Guide - Gem Trek. This is a comprehensive, user-friendly map and guide to what there is
to see and do at the Columbia Icefield - from walks and hikes to tours
and exhibits. The map combines contour lines with relief shading and covers the
Columbia Icefield area, from Sunwapta Peak and Beauty Creek in Jasper
National Park in the north to Mount Saskatchewan in Banff National Park
to the south.
Popular trails on the map include Parker Ridge, Wilcox Pass
and Nigel Pass. (Only the southern portion of the Brazeau Loop is shown
on the map, from Four Point Campground northwest to just north of Jonas
Pass, and from Four Point Campground northeast to just north of
Wolverine South Campground.)
On the flip side are photos and information about the Columbia
Icefield and the Athabasca Glacier, including answers to 14 frequently
asked questions, such as How big is it? and How fast is it moving? There
is also information about the history, geology, wildlife and
wildflowers found in the area. Also included are descriptions and
contact numbers for the Snocoach Tours, guided Ice Walks and Parks
Canada's excellent displays in the Glacier Gallery.
There are also trail descriptions of four recommended hikes, a
list of the 11 highest peaks in the area, a list of services and
accommodation in the area from campgrounds to lodges and a distance
chart with distances and driving times to nearby towns.
Eighteen color photographs and other illustrations accompany
the text, making this an excellent guide for planning a trip, or as a
souvenir of your visit.
In addition to the standard features, this map also includes:
- contour lines at 200-foot intervals (60 metres)
- relief shading
- full color on both sides
- printed on paper