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Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park ABCs of Avalanche Safety Hikes Around Invermere BC - Columbia River Valley book. Located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, the Windermere Valley is at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia. The ideal base for exploring this spectacular country of the northern Purcells
ABC's of Avalanche Safety
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Best easy day hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for twenty-eight short hikes through some of the most spectacular scenery in this natural wonderland. It's still the handy pocket guide offered at a bargain price. And it is still loaded with the vital information you need to survive in the mountains: how to determine potential avalanche hazard, traveling safely in avalanche terrain, what to do if you're caught in an avalanche, and search and rescue techniques. A respected authority since 1961, this enduring classic has been updated with the very latest research in the field, including avalanche transceiver technology. Located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, the Windermere Valley is at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia. The ideal base for exploring this spectacular country of the northern Purcells and the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies is the picturesque town of Invermere.
SAS Survival Guide Book. The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook. The original and best survival guide for any situation in Wilderness Survival Hand Book. Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, wh Historic Walks of Edmonton
SAS Survival Guide Book
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SAS Survival Guide Book. The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook.

The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate is back. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the SAS Survival Handbook is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defense in the streets, be prepared in any city, land or sea.
Wilderness Survival Hand Book. Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, whether you become stranded by bad weather, are forced to abandon your pack, or fall ill. Packed with essential advice, this easy to use guide includes new research on backcountry water quality and the uses and limitations of cell phones and global positioning systems From the downtown core to nearby residential areas, from breathtaking river valley vistas to intimate neighbourhoods, you can stroll into history with Historic Walks of Edmonton as your guide. Drawing on her extensive knowledge of local history and her own enjoyment in conducting these tours, Kathryn Ivany pulls aside the curtain on an Edmonton rarely seen. You'll encounter many key historic sites and buildings, and understand their place in Edmonton's development. You'll see the changing face of the city over 100 years and more, and you'll see the ghosts of the past in cotemporary landscape. Packed with historic and architectural destinations, brimming with anecdotes and accompanied by 200 contemporary and archival photographs, Historic Walks of Edmonton is an indispensable guide through a remarkable city. So put on your most comfortable shoes and enjoy ten invigorating strolls through Edmonton.
The Backpackers Field Manual. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail. When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the stan 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park Map & Compass Illustrated Book. Learn how to navigate in the wilderness. This richly illustrated and information packed book provides the tools for the novice or as a handy reference for the veteran. These illustrated books offer years of knowledge and po
The Backpackers Field Manual. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail. When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Brian Patton, and Bart Robinson, authors of the best-selling Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, detail their favourite easy walks, short hikes, and day trips in one of the world's most spectacular national parks. Each trail is described in detail and accompanied by easy-to-understand symbols, a walking map, and colour photography. Map & Compass Illustrated Book. Learn how to navigate in the wilderness. This richly illustrated and information packed book provides the tools for the novice or as a handy reference for the veteran. These illustrated books offer years of knowledge and portray the information visually. Whether you are planning a trip or thumbing for facts in fields, the Basic Illustrated series shows you what you everything you need to know using a map and compass.
Canadian Rockies Explorer Guide 50 Best Day Trips Vancouver Greystone Books Continental Divide Trail Map. Ideal for fans and hikers of this magnificent National Scenic Trail. It makes a great planning tool or as reference to track progress on the 3,100 plus mile length. This beautiful map shows the entire length of the trail from
Canadian Rockies Explorer
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Canadian Rockies Explorer describes the national parks and provincial parks of the Canadian Rockies from Waterton Lakes to Mount Robson, including Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, and Kananaskis. Written in an engaging style and packed with colour photographs, maps, and historical images, Canadian Rockies Explorer provides rich detail on the human history, natural history, and ecology of this magnificent landscape. Wildlife viewing tips, quotes from the journals of early explorers, and descriptions of short walks and hikes will enhance your experience of the Rockies, whether you live here or are visiting for the first time. The best views, biking, beaches, and outings for kids—they’re all here in the fourth edition of the Lower Mainland’s favorite guidebook for day-trippers, described in the clear, upbeat, observant prose that is Jack Christie’s trademark. From Delta to Whistler, West Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, detailed directions help you find your way and enjoy the sights en route. This revised edition includes two brand-new chapters: Callaghan Valley in the Whistler mountains, and 1,001 Steps Park on Surrey’s beaches. Outlining the six major sections of the GDT, Lynx breaks the trail into shorter, more attainable segments and thoroughly describers the terrain and conditions of each. Not only are these trails segments invaluable for planning shorter trips along the GDT, Lynx's pre-trip planning advice will also prove indispensable for long-distance hikers overcoming such daunting logistical challenges as resupply, navigation and access.
Whitehorse and Area Hikes and Bikes Guide A Trekker's guide to the West Coast Trail. Each year, thousands of trekkers tackle the 75 kilometer West Coast Trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. And for over 25 years, this book has been the definitive guide to the world-famous North Cascades Day Hike book. Explore the North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington States scenic North Cascades using this guidebook to the 59 best day hikes in the region. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to
Since it was first published, Whitehorse and Area Hikes and Bikes has been the definitive guide to hiking and mountain biking trails in the Whitehorse area. This guide contains comprehensive information about everything from easy walks along the Yukon River to alpine mountain biking adventures. Includes updated trail information, maps and photos, descriptions of 32 trails including 10 new trails, GPS coordinates for every trail, stewardship tips, and supplementary information about local ecology, weather, and wilderness ethics and safety. A Trekker's guide to the West Coast Trail. Each year, thousands of trekkers tackle the 75 kilometer West Coast Trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. And for over 25 years, this book has been the definitive guide to the world-famous trail. This 9th edition is completely up to date and expanded to include the latest on trail information, reservations, travel connections, and trekker tips. The illustrations are a delight, and the book includes special sections for northbound and southbound hikers. North Cascades Day Hike book. Explore the North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington State’s scenic North Cascades using this guidebook to the 59 best day hikes in the region. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to extreme, giving newbie hikers or veterans with hundreds of miles on their boots the choices they want. The relaunch of this popular series now includes full-color photographs of every hike in addition to topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more.
Glacier Waterton International Peace Park Calgary's Best Bike Rides & Trails Book. Author Lori Bettie sets her sights on becoming "Queen of the Urban Bike" in her latest guidebook, Calgary's Best Bike Rides and Trails. Introducing thirty-three all-new, original biking routes for the pleasure of C Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
Completely revised guide to 70 hikes with trail profiles for each hike. Informative sidebars cover topics such as family activities, park geology and wildlife. Tips on weather, where to stay and activities. Includes stunning photos. Calgary's Best Bike Rides and Trails is easy to use.  Accompanying each route description is a detailed, annotated route map that includes locations for delicious snack breaks and interesting shopping detours, notes on terrain, degree of difficulty, parking, and facilities.  All it takes to enjoy a chosen route is a well-tuned bicycle, a nutritious snack, and the spirit of adventure. This guide covers more than 850 miles of trails. Includes every trail in both parks and takes hikers to glistening glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes and remote wilderness. Easy-to-follow instructions and maps will make planning your next trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks easy.
Popular Day Hikes Two Canadian Rockies. Covers 37 popular , accessible trails in one of the worlds most stunningly beautiful natural environments. Covering easy short-day walks, more strenuous full-day hikes and the occasional scramble. By Gillean Daffern Popular Day Hikes in Kananaskis Country Guide Book. Popular Day Hikes is a series of books for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well established staging areas. They include detailed maps and color photographs. Kananaskis Country by G Popular Day Hikes Four Vancouver Island. Dotted around central and southern Vancouver Island, these hikes are varied in the opportunities they give for multi-season adventures. While some lead to spectacular peaks and alpine meadows accessible only during
Popular Day Hikes is a series of guidebooks written fro visitors and locals alike who want to hike scenic trails from well-established trailheads. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed yet easy to read maps and colour photographs to whet a hiker's appetite. Popular Day Hikes 2: Canadian Rockies covers 37 popular , accessible trails in one of the world's most stunningly beautiful natural environments. Covering easy short-day walks, more strenuous full-day hikes and the occasional scramble. Popular Day Hikes in Kananaskis Country Guide Book. Popular Day Hikes is a series of books for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well established staging areas.  They include detailed maps and color photographs.  Kananaskis Country by Gillean Daffern covers 38 popular day hikes from easy, short day walks to ridge walks, with a pitch or two of easy scrambling. Famed worldwide for its natural beauty, Vancouver Island is blessed with towering mountains, thundering waterfalls and rich forests. Many of the most beautiful parts of the island, however, can be enjoyed only by those who explore its wilderness trails.
Popular Day Hikes in Northern Okanagan BC. Located in the interior of British Columbia, stretching from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the south and situated between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap, Northern Okanagan covers 39 popular day hikes Olympic Peninsula Day Hike Central Cascades Day Hike
Located in the interior of British Columbia, stretching from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the south and situated between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap, Northern Okanagan covers 39 popular day hikes in this stunning and open terrain. This guidebook to hiking the best trails in the Olympic Peninsula features 73 unforgettable day hikes in the Olympic Peninsula, from Hoodsport to Hurricane Ridge to the Pacific coast. All hikes in this book are accessible to residents in the metropolitan Seattle area, making it the perfect companion for anyone wanting to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to extreme, giving newbie hikers or veterans with hundreds of miles on their boots the choices they want. The relaunch of this popular series now includes full-color photographs of every hike in addition to topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more. Discover the best trails for day hiking in Washington State’s Central Cascades. Now updated and redesigned with full-color photography, the Day Hike! series was written for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. From Snoqualmie Pass to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to Stevens Pass, the 69 incredible hikes in this popular guidebook feature the lush forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and alpine meadows unique to Washington State. Each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more.
Popular Day Hikes South Central Okanagan. Describes 35 accessible treks around Kelowna, West Kelowna and Westside Road as well as Penticton, Naramata, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, Peachland and Keremeos. Featuring robust vineyards, fruit orchards, de Day Trips From Edmonton The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
Day Trips From Edmonton
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These accurate, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite. Alberta is host to some of Canada's most stunning scenery, from aspen forests and farmland to wetlands and foothills. Many of the province's natural wonders, cultural treasures, historical sites and recreational spots are within a two-hour drive of Edmonton. Day Trips from Edmonton is a comprehensive guide to Alberta's best destinations-visit secluded, untouched natural areas or hotspots bustling with activities. Day Trips from Edmonton includes maps and photographs, and features an easy-to-follow format catered to suit the traveler`s needs. Helpful details include: Recreation information Historical tidbits Popular events Information on flora and fauna Opportunities for further exploration. Perfect for planning an afternoon outing or a weekend away, Day Trips from Edmonton is the ultimate guide to this stunning part of Canada. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet, and named Adventurer of the Year by Outside and Person of the Year by Backpacker, Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada's Yukon.
Walks & Easy Hikes in the Canadian Rockies Guide Book. This comprehensive guide book is ideal for casual explorers of all ages, abilities and interests. In fact, Walks and Easy Hikes provides all the information you need to experience the magnificent moun Prairie Paddling - Discovering Alberta's Badlands book. Paddling Alberta's prairie rivers is easy, relaxing, and rewarding. You can canoe for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks. You can camp on any sandbar or island that you like. You can explore bad The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide Book covers more than 3,400 kilometres of trails in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Parks, plus the provincial parks of Mt. Assinboine, Mt. Robson, Akamina-Kishinena, Peter Lougheed, and Elk Lakes
A comprehensive guide to all the best walks and easy hikes in Canada's Rocky Mountains. This book is ideal for casual explorers of all ages, abilities and interests. In fact, Walks and Easy Hikes provides all the information you need to experience the magnificent mountain environment of the Canadian Rockies from trails and paths that start right beside the road. Each hike is introduced with detailed route and trailhead instructions. Prairie Paddling - Discovering Alberta's Badlands book. Paddling Alberta's prairie rivers is easy, relaxing, and rewarding. You can canoe for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks. You can camp on any sandbar or island that you like. You can explore badlands gullies and hoodoos, examine dinosaur bones embedded in the mud, view abundant wildlife right from your canoe, spot century old homesteads in the river valleys, try your luck at fishing, and wander through native grasslands sprinkled with wildflowers. Or you can simply paddle down the river, soak up the sun, and leave all your worries behind. Whether you're a seasoned canoeist or whether you've never before held a paddle in your hands, this book will help you plan a successful prairie paddling trip. The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide Book covers more than 3,400 kilometres of trails in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Parks, plus the provincial parks of Mt. Assinboine, Mt. Robson, Akamina-Kishinena, Peter Lougheed, and Elk Lakes has evolved into the most comprehensive and well-known guidebook to hiking in the region. Hikers affectionately refer to The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide as "the bible." . Trail distances, elevation gains and junction mileages are given with well-written descriptions. When it was published in 1971, it was the first Canadian Rockies hiking guidebook with accurate distances and detailed descriptions to the trails of the Canadian Rockies. Written by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson.