From the imposing, world-famous peaks of the Rocky Mountains in the west to the seemingly endless fields of wheat and canola in the east, Southern Alberta is a land of great contrast, with recreation opportunities as diverse as its landscape. The Rockies are the most dramatic part of this region and attract hikers, campers and mountaineers from across the globe, while anglers and whitewater rafters ply and play in the mountains’ many streams. As you make your way east, you will discover fertile hunting grounds and endless ATV trails, with a wide-open prairie landscape that will stir your adventurer’s soul and inspire you to take the road less travelled.
The latest edition of our Southern Alberta Backroad Mapbook features extensive updates and upgrades from our last publication. Our maps now show Crown Forest Management Areas and Public Land Use Zone, along with labelled fish species for individual fishing lakes. We have also included bonus large-scale park maps for Banff, Peter Lougheed and Waterton Parks along with an overview park map for Glacier National Park in the states. This Mapbook also contains fish stocking charts for the area’s main stocked species, along with trail charts for several parks and the Trans Canada Trail. We have also included brand new Backcountry Huts section among our carefully researched Adventure listings.
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5” x 11”) Southern Alberta Backroad Mapbook you will find 59 detailed topographic maps at 1:225,000 scale, complete with labeled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other points-of-interest. Not only are these maps user-friendly, but they boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government resources – making them the maps of choice for search-and-rescue.
In addition to our maps, we list Southern Alberta accommodations, services, tours and amenities.
Our detailed adventure section is one of the features that makes your Backroad Mapbook so much more than just a map of Southern Alberta. From hiking to hunting, ATVing, paddling, wildlife viewing and beyond, our team of writers and researchers have come up with the most comprehensive adventure information for this region you will find anywhere.
Our Index is divided into Map and Adventure sections to make it easier to use than ever before. You will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.