Moon Western Canada
By Andrew Hempstead
Third Edition, June 2010
Price: $23.95 USD
Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best ways to experience Western Canada—from canoeing down the Yukon to people-watching at the West Edmonton Mall. Covering British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories, Hempstead provides unique travel strategies such as Westward Bound: Calgary to Vancouver, Watching Wildlife, and Two Weeks of Northern Discovery. Also included are details on camping in Whitehorse, finding the perfect bed-and-breakfast in Victoria, and skiing in the Kootenays. With guidance on visiting the Calgary Stampede and making reservations at the newest restaurants in Vancouver, Moon Western Canada gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
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 his family in Banff. Andrew has traveled mountain highways and hiked countless trails in Canada, 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 Western Canada.
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 Moon’s guide to Alaska and the Yukon. Since then he has produced several Moon guidebooks to Canada, including British Columbia, Vancouver and Victoria, the Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Atlantic Canada, and Nova Scotia. He is also the author of Moon Australia and Moon 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 www.westerncanadatravel.com showcases Andrew’s work, while also providing invaluable planning tips for travelers heading to Canada.