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Moon Western Canada

Third Edition, June 2010
Pages: 640

Price: $23.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598803709

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.

What’s inside Moon Western Canada

Enjoy the very best of Western Canada with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Western Canada
    • Bears, Bison, and Belugas
    • Westward Bound: Calgary to Vancouver
    • A Western Canadian Winter
    • Two Weeks of Northern Discovery
Explore what Western Canada has to offer.

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

    • Vancouver and Vicinity including Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler, and East from Vancouver
    • Vancouver Island including Victoria and Vicinity, Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo and Vicinity, West Coast, and Northern Vancouver Island
    • Southern Interior including Vancouver to Penticton, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon and Vicinity, West Kootenays, Nelson and Vicinity, Nelson to the Rockies, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park and Vicinity
    • Central and Northern British Columbia including Golden to Kamloops, Kamloops, Kamloops to Jasper, Cariboo Country, Prince George, Prince George to Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte Islands, Stewart-Cassiar Highway, Prince George to the Alaska Highway, and the Alaska Highway
    • Calgary and Vicinity including Dinosaur Valley, West of Calgary, Kananaskis Country, Canmore, and Central Alberta
    • Southern Alberta including Calgary to Lethbridge, Lethbridge and Vicinity, Waterton Lakes National Park, Crowsnest Pass, Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, Calgary to Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat and Vicinity
    • Banff and Jasper National Parks including Town of Banff, Lake Louise and Vicinity, Icefields Parkway, and Town of Jasper
    • Edmonton and Northern Alberta including Lakeland, Fort McMurray, North-Central Alberta, West of Edmonton, Grand Prairie and the Northwest
    • Northwest Territories including Waterfalls Route, Yellowknife, Nahanni Country and the Mackenzie Valley, and Western Arctic
    • Yukon including The Southeast, Whitehorse, Whitehorse to Beaver Creek, Whitehorse to Dawson City, and Dawson City

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