Calgary Region (Alta.)

Best of Alberta

Author: Bill Corbett

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books


Category: Calgary Region (Alta.)

Page: 242

View: 871

An updated edition of a regional bestseller: this is a guide to the best routes and destinations within a two-hour drive of Calgary. The updated edition includes 15 new trips and revisions throughout.

The Canadian Rockies Colourguide

Author: Formac Publishing Company Limited

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited


Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 164

Local experts offer reliable, independent and up-to-date information on top destinations, attractions and events in Canada's Rockies.

Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip

Author: Carolyn B. Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 441

From the ocean to the mountains, go off the beaten path and into the heart of Western Canada with Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best trails, views, and more, you can hike the Rocky Mountains, canoe in Lake Louise, and snorkel with seals in the Pacific. Explore one of Vancouver's many parks, soak up the surfer vibe in Tofino, or go wine-tasting in the Okanagan Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week road trip or follow strategic routes like a week-long drive along the coast of British Columbia, as well as suggestions for spending time in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and the Okanagan Maps and Driving Tools: 49 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout Local Expertise: Seasoned road-tripper and Canadian Carolyn B. Heller shares her passion for the mountains, shores, and rich history of Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road and weather conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids With Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip's practical tips, flexible itineraries, and local know-how, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of North America on wheels? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Hanging out for a while? Check out Moon Vancouver, Moon British Columbia, or Moon Canadian Rockies.

Frommer's Canada

Author: Shawn Blore

Publisher: *Frommers


Category: Travel

Page: 808

View: 758

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Come along with Frommer's Canada and discover some of North America's most spectacular scenery, from the towering peaks of the Rockies to the rustic fishing villages of Nova Scotia. Much more comprehensive than the competition, Frommer's covers all the major cities: Vancouver's hip gallery, dining, and nightlife scenes; the art museums and architectural highlights of Toronto; Calgary's wild and woolly Stampede; and Montreal's charming French bistros and cafes. And of course, we'll show you the very best of Canada's great outdoors, from hiking in the national parks to biking its lovely backroads. Along the way, we'll point out all the best places to spot puffins, whales, polar bears, moose, elk, and more. Our expert authors have logged thousands of miles throughout Canada. They reveal their favorite places and experiences, and offer unbiased practical advice that will help you plan the trip that's right for you, no matter what your budget.

Frommer's Canada

Author: Wayne Curtis

Publisher: Frommers


Category: Travel

Page: 832

View: 295

It's a Whole New World with Frommer's. Frommer's is packed with completely up-to-date practical information, exact prices, and candid insider advice. It's the most authoritative, easy-to-use guide you can buy. Everything You Need for the Perfect Trip: Inviting places to stay: landmark hotels, mountain lodges, coastal inns, intimate B&Bs, campgrounds, and more Fabulous dining, from fresh Atlantic lobster to Alberta steaks and B.C. salmon The best of the outdoors: wildlife watching, canoeing, hiking, fishing, skiing, and white-water rafting—plus details on the top national and provincial parks All the sights, from the cities to great small towns Tips on shopping, from haute couture to outdoor gear What to do after dark, from the best ballet and regional theater to dance clubs and cowboy bars Detailed, accurate two-color city, park, and regional maps Frommer's. The Name You Can Trust. Find us online at
Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)

The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies

Author: Bill Corbett

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated


Category: Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)

Page: 288

View: 787

This new edition of The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies thoroughly updates route and access information, particularly taking into account the warming trends and glacier retreat that are significantly reshaping the landscape through which mountaineers travel. For those seeking fresh challenges or high peaks to bag, this revision introduces four more mountains on the threshold of 11,000 feet, bringing the potential total to 58 that reach the magic mark. Each entry provides a vivid description of the peak, an extensive history of early and subsequent ascents (and ski descents) and a detailed description of moderate to intermediate routes, including access and approach information. The text is liberally illustrated in full color and features dozens of route and climbing photos and detailed area maps.
Métros légers

Calgary's Electric Transit

Author: Colin K. Hatcher



Category: Métros légers

Page: 232

View: 522

Calgary's Electric Transit is the story of electric street railway, trolleybus and light rail vehicle transit in Canada's western city of Calgary, Alberta.Calgary was founded in 1875, when the North West Mounted Police established a new fort Fort Calgary. A big boost for Calgary came eight years later, when the Canadian Pacific Railway building westward to the Pacific reached the Bow River in 1883. Calgary became an important centre for Canadian Pacific operations and has since become the railway's headquarters location. By 1909, Calgary boasted a population of 30, 000 people. In July of that year the Calgary Electric Railway began operations with two cars, sixteen employees and three miles of track. The system quickly grew and the following year became known as the Calgary Municipal Railway. Through its forty years of street railway service, Calgary acquired passenger cars from such well-known Canadian builders as Ottawa Car Manufacturing Company, Preston Car & Coach Company and the Canadian Car & Foundry. In addition, the system's roster included used cars from several sources in the United States. Totalling 113 cars in all plus a scenic car it has been a daunting task to secure photos for this book. Many superb images have been discovered, illustrating the operation of streetcars in different sections of the city. There are over 150 streetcar photos. Finding trolleybus photographs has been a challenge as well, but the authors have succeeded in gathering a fine selection representing all classes of 'trackless trolley' coaches purchased new and acquired used from other US systems. You'll see streetcars and trolleybuses operating in the city centre, in the rural suburbs, and in residential neighbourhoods. Coverage of today's modern rail transit cars is outstanding. Now called 'light rail vehicles', all classes of these LRVs are represented, operating in all seasons, and over most portions of the system, illustrating the many varied and unique Calgary urban environments. Rich, carefully composed black and white photos are rounded out with a fine showing of subjects in colour. There's a variety of photos to interest everyone with an interest in the development of Calgary as a city: the construction of 'The Bay', early scenes in Bowness Park, and some views of the streetcars serving seemingly unpopulated fields that today are thriving subdivisions. Whether you're a railway enthusiast or simply interested in Calgary's history, you'll find Colin Hatcher and Tom Schwarzkopf's 200-page account of Calgary's Electric Transit a fascinating, informative and enjoyable reading experience.

Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years

Author: Tim Grant

Publisher: New Society Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 961

A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.

PNLA Quarterly

Author: Pacific Northwest Library Association



Category: Libraries


View: 989

Games & Activities

Useful Pleasures

Author: Donald Grant Wetherell

Publisher: Canadian Plains Research Center


Category: Games & Activities

Page: 430

View: 841

This study is a preliminary exploration of the institutional and structural components of leisure. The first part sets out some of the technological, social, and institutional components of leisure in Alberta history. They serve as an extended introduction to the chapters in part two, which follow a topical approach by examining specific leisure activities.