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British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies - Alberta (PDF Chapter)
This is the Alberta chapter from Lonely Planet’s British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies guidebook.
Alberta does lakes and mountains like Rome does cathedrals and chapels, but without the penance. For proof head west to Jasper and Banff, two of the world’s oldest national parks; despite their wild and rugged terrain, they remain untrammeled and easily accessible.
- explore the Jurassic remnants of Drumheller at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
- soak beneath the mountain peaks of Jasper National Park at Miette Hot Springs
- step back in time to experience new immigrant life at the turn of the century at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Edmonton & around, Calgary, Banff & Jasper National Parks, Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Icefields Parkway, Banff Town, Lake Louise, Jasper Town & around, Drumheller & around, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Lethbridge, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Crowsnest Pass, Peace River & around, Mackenzie Highway and Lake District.
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