Moon Alberta

Including Banff, Jasper & the Canadian Rockies

Seventh Edition, May 2010
Pages: 544

Price: $19.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598803716

Alberta resident and avid outdoorsperson Andrew Hempstead offers up his best advice on exploring Alberta—from dressing western at the Calgary Stampede to soaking in the hot springs in Jasper and hiking around Lake Louise. Hempstead includes unique trip ideas such as The Best of Alberta in One Week, A Wild Western Vacation, and Two Weeks on the Road. Complete with details on visiting the West Edmonton Mall and Dinosaur Valley, Moon Alberta gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Alberta

Enjoy the very best of Alberta with these itineraries:
  • The Best of Alberta
  • Mountain Adventures
  • A Wild West Vacation
  • Winter Fun
  • The Call of the North
  • Top Golf Courses
Explore what Alberta has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Dinosaur Valley including Drumheller and Vicinity, Calgary to Dinosaur Provincial Park, and Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Southern Alberta including Calgary to Lethbridge, Lethbridge, East of Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Vicinity, Waterton Lakes National Park, Crowsnest Pass and Vicinity
  • West of Calgary including Ranchlands, Kananaskis Country, and Canmore
  • Banff National Park including Town of Banff, Lake Louise and Vicinity, and Icefields Parkway (Banff)
  • Jasper National Park including Icefields Parkway (Jasper) and Town of Jasper
  • Central Alberta including West-Central Alberta, Calgary to Red Deer, Red Deer, and East of Highway 2: The Aspen Parkland
  • Northern Alberta including Lakeland, Fort McMurray and the Remote Northeast, North-Central Alberta, West of Edmonton, Grande Cache and Vicinity, Grande Prairie and Vicinity, and Peace River Valley

As a travel writer and photographer, Andrew Hempstead has spent many years exploring, photographing, and writing about Canada. Andrew is a happy resident of Alberta, where he lives with family in Banff. A veteran explorer of Alberta, Andrew has traveled mountain highways and hiked countless trails, exploring new places and updating old favorites. He spends as much time as possible on the road, traveling incognito, experiencing the many and varied delights of the region just as his readers do. The result is the book you hold in front of you, the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information available for traveling in Alberta.

Andrew has been writing since the late 1980s, when he left an established career in advertising and took off for Alaska, linking up with veteran travel writer Deke Castleman to research and update the fourth edition of the Moon Handbook to Alaska and the Yukon. Since then he has produced several guides to Canada, including guidebooks to British Columbia, Vancouver and Victoria, the Canadian Rockies, Western Canada, Atlantic Canada, and Nova Scotia. He is also the author of Moon guidebooks to Australia and New Zealand, and a contributor to Moon San Juan Islands, Road Trip USA, Northwest Best Places, and Eyewitness Guide to the USA, as well as the updater of The Illustrated Guide to New Zealand. His writing and photographs have appeared in a wide variety of other media, including National Geographic Traveler, Travesias, Where, Interval World, Microsoft’s Automap, and on the Alaska Airlines and Expedia websites.

The website showcases Andrew’s work, while also providing invaluable planning tips for travelers heading to Canada.