National Geographic’s Canadian Rockies DestinationMap strikes the perfect balance between map and guidebook and is an ideal resource for touring this culturally and geographically unique region. Canada’s share of the Rocky Moutains averages approximately 100 miles across (160 kilometers) and runs from Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta-Montana border northwest towards the Yukon territory.
The front side of the Canadian Rockies DestinationMap reveals a map of the Alberta-British Columbia border region in the range’s southern half, which is home to the many beautiful and accessible parks for which the Canadian Rockies are famous. Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Glacier, and Kootenay National Parks are featured as well as a comprehensive road network including the Trans-Canada highway and Icefields Parkway. Indian reserves, provincial parks, protected and natural areas, wilderness, and recreation areas are featured on the map. Photographs highlight points of interest including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Natural Bridge, and Cave and Basin Natural Historic Site.
The reverse side of the map provides invaluable content for travelers, including a chart and important information regarding Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, Waterton Lakes, and Yoho National Parks. Visitor resources including airports, buses and shuttles, railways and parks and camping services are featured as well as information on weather, geology, wildlife, history and culture, and outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, climbing and winter sports.
The Canadian Rockies DestinationMap is printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant material and is folded to a packable size of 4.25" x 9.25"; unfolded, the map measures 26" x 38".
Net proceeds from the sale of this map go to support the nonprofit mission of the National Geographic Society.