125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta
The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
Since the first travellers visited the hot springs in Banff during the railway era of tourism, Alberta has been a compelling destination for visitors worldwide. Les mer
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Since the first travellers visited the hot springs in Banff during the railway era of tourism, Alberta has been a compelling destination for visitors worldwide. Banff became Canada’s first national park in 1885 and it remains one of the most popular destinations in the nation with towering mountain peaks, massive glaciers, impossibly blue lakes and abundant wildlife. The mountain parks are just one part of a province that is filled with spectacular landscapes. Canada’s fourth largest province is also blessed with thick forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious badlands that conceal the fossilized remains of dinosaurs.
125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta is a reader-friendly guidebook that explores this remarkable splendor and natural diversity. Organized by region, each hot spot entry includes a descriptive destination profile, a colour photograph and a sidebar of at-a-glance information about special features and location.
Here are a few examples of the destinations: Whitehorse Wildland — one of the few places in Alberta where you can drive to an alpine meadow; Wood Buffalo National Park — free-roaming bison and the world’s largest dark sky preserve; Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi — national historic site containing petroglyphs and pictographs; Columbia Icefield — the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains of North America; Waterton Lakes National Park — one of the best mountain parks to
view bears and other wildlife; Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park — highest point between the Rocky Mountains and Labrador.
Travel Alberta reports that the province had a record-breaking 16 million visitors in 2016, the vast majority from the USA, the UK, Australia, Germany and Asia. This book provides fresh insights on popular spots and valuable information about lesser-known destinations that are equally worthy of a visit. 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta is an essential selection for libraries, tourism offices, travel agents, and bookstores.
Forlag: Firefly Books Ltd
Format: 24 x 19 cm
«Crammed full of gorgeous, colour photos and information on sites to see in the Rocky Mountains, Southern Alberta, Northern Alberta, places along the Hwy 2 corridor, and special interests like caves, waterfalls, and hikes.--Susan Zielnski"Red Deer Advocate" (05/01/2018) Organized by regions -- southern and northern Alberta, the Rocky Mountains, Calgary and Edmonton, and one on special interests such as hot springs and places to enjoy dark skies -- the book is user-friendly. Each entry profiles the destination and includes a sidebar on what makes this spot so special. There are lots of well-known destinations in the books such as Columbia Icefields and Moraine Lake, but many hidden gems, too... The photos bring the book to life with spectacular colour.-- (05/25/2018) It is a book welcomed by nature-lovers across province as it highlights a huge cross-section of natural spaces in Alberta, both those that are widely known as well as many unique hidden treasures.--Ellis Bird Farm Blog (05/24/2018) These books are »
Debbie Olsen is an award-winning Alberta-based writer who loves to travel and explore natural areas around the world. She is an expert on travel within Canada and has contributed to nine Fodor’s guidebooks about Alberta. She writes a regular travel column for the Calgary Herald.