Adventure Guide Canadian Rockies (Adventure Guides Series) by Brenda Koller

By Brenda Koller

This advisor covers Alberta's Jasper nationwide Park, Banff nationwide Park, in addition to BC's remarkable Yoho and Kootenay nationwide Parks. different Rocky Mountain Parks and components lined contain Kananaskis state, Waterton Lakes nationwide Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park, with majestic Mt. Robson. The Canadian Rockies see approximately 4 million viewers every year. simply available adventures contain strolling, mountain climbing and backpacking; mountain cycling and bicycle traveling; fishing, boating and rafting; horseback using; snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing; and a lot more. this can be a consultant for areas to stick and devour, points of interest, actions, gala's - written through a lifelong resident of the Canadian Rockies. Maps, images, index.

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Some have a restaurant, café or pub on site. Staff are often local residents with a wealth of tourist information. In the Canadian Rockies, there is an excellent network of Hosteling International (HI) Hostels, from Jasper to Waterton, including all along the Icefields Parkway. Hostels are located close to hiking, biking and skiing trails. Rustic hostels are in picturesque (wilderness) settings with no electricity or running water. Many have various daily activities such as guided hikes. They also offer packages such as ski and board, whitewater rafting, women’s retreats and more.

Active throughout the year; primarily nocturnal but also active in the early morning and evening. Builds dams and lodges. Young are called kits. ANIMAL TRACKS a Have you ever seen an animal track and wondered which animal made it? Following in the footsteps of an animal and learning to identify its tracks is a challenging and fun nature activity for adults and children. Pick up a copy of the inexpensive pocket guide Animal Tracks of the Rockies by Ian Sheldon (Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing, 1997) and learn some of the secrets of identifying tracks.

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels Greyish-brown with reddish head and shoulders. Chipmunklike but with body stripes and no facial stripes. Least Chipmunks The most common and smallest chipmunk of the mountain parks. Stripes extend from the nose to the base of tail. Highly active during the summer months, hibernates in winter. Pikas Brownish or greyish with small round ears and no visible tail. Not much larger than a mouse but classed with rabbits and hares. Very elusive and well camouflaged in their rocky environment.

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