Through stunning imagery and interesting passages of text by renowned local writer Brian Patton, the ICEFIELDS PARKWAY is a wonderful souvenir book of one of the world’s most scenic drives.
It’s no secret the 230-kilometre (143-mile) Icefields Parkway is a must-see for Canadian Rockies’ travellers, but the number of worthwhile steps is almost overwhelming. In this book, Patton breaks down the drive into easy-to-manage sections, with detailed descriptions of the most worthwhile stops and highlights, which range from the physical beauty of Peyto Lake to the vast grandeur of the Columbia Icefield and from hikes to high alpine passes to hidden lakes to the history of local lodges.
For more adventurous visitors, hiking destinations such as Helen Lake, Parker Ridge, and Wilcox Pass are brought to life by Patton’s writing and accompanying photography. Icefields Parkway also includes two detailed road logs—one for northbound travellers and one for those southbound, with handy cross-references to the detailed descriptions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For the past 45 years, BRIAN PATTON has interpreted the natural and human history of the Canadian Rockies in books, on film and through presentations. His other books include the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park, Tales from the Canadian Rockies, Mountain Chronicles: Jon Whyte, Bear Tales from the Canadian Rockies, and the Lake Louise Hiking Guide. He continues to work on a variety projects from his home in Invermere, British Columbia.
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