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Table Of Contents

What’s New in British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies
The Best of British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies
7The Most Scenic Views
1The Region in Brief
WHEN TO GO 25
Bringing Children into Canada
4When to Go
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
5Getting There
6Money & Costs
TRAVEL INSURANCE 29
7Travel Insurance
8Health
9Safety
FAST FACTS:Canada
17Tips on Dining
1The Canadian Rockies in 1 Week
5The Best of Victoria in 1 Day
Vancouver
1Essentials
ESSENTIALS 53
THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF
THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF 59
3Where to Stay
4Where to Dine
5Exploring Vancouver
EXPLORING VANCOUVER 81
6Outdoor Pursuits
7Shopping
8Vancouver After Dark
VANCOUVER AFTER DARK 91
Victoria
GETTING AROUND 97
FAST FACTS:Victoria
5Exploring Victoria
6Outdoor Activities
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 111
8Victoria After Dark
VICTORIA AFTER DARK 113
Southern Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
2The Gulf Islands ™
6En Route to Nanaimo
EN ROUTE TO NANAIMO149
Central Vancouver Island
2Nanaimo & Gabriola Island
NANAIMO & GABRIOLA ISLAND155
3Parksville & Qualicum Beach
PARKSVILLE & QUALICUM BEACH163
Broken Group Islands
6Courtenay & Comox
2Campbell River & Quadra Island
CAMPBELL RIVER & QUADRA ISLAND187
3Strathcona Provincial Park ¡
STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK195
1The Sunshine Coast
2Prince Rupert
3The Queen Charlotte Islands
THE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS241
1Cariboo Country Essentials
2En Route to 100 Mile House
4Williams Lake
2Touring the Wineries
3Osoyoos
4Golden
The Calgary Stampede
1Exploring the Canadian Rockies
2Kananaskis Country & Canmore
KANANASKIS COUNTRY & CANMORE361
Riding Herd at a Guest Ranch
3Banff National Park
4Jasper National Park
JASPER NATIONAL PARK385
1British Columbia:History 101
Dateline
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Frommer's British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies

Frommer's British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies

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America’s #1 bestselling travel series Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.• More annually updated guides than any other series• 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides• Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries• Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design Completely updated, this new edition ofFrommer's British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies will show you the best of Vancouver, the hottest destination in North America, where you can enjoy cutting-edge Asian-fusion cuisine and experience firsthand its vibrant arts and nightlife scene. Then we'll take you into some of the most spectacular, unspoiled countryside on the continent, where you can enjoy whale watching, sea kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing, downhill skiing, wine tasting, hiking, biking, and more. In the Rockies, you'll get full coverage of gorgeous Banff and Jasper National Parks, and we'll also take you to the glowing glacial waters of Lake Louise. Our author has traveled every inch of this vast region, and they've chosen the best places to stay: wilderness lodges, guest ranches, elegant B&Bs, mom-and-pop motels, secluded campgrounds, and luxury resorts. With Frommer's in hand, it's a snap to design the Canadian adventure that's right for you.List of Maps. What's New in British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 1. The Best of British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 2. Planning Your Trip to British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 3. Suggested Itineraries in British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 4. Vancouver (Donald Olson). 5. Victoria (Donald Olson). 6. Southern Vancouver Island& the Gulf Islands. 7. Central Vancouver Island. 8. Northern Vancouver Island. 9. The Sunshine Coast& Whistler. 10. Northern British Columbia. 11. The Cariboo Country& the Thompson River Valley. 12. The Okanagan Valley. 13. Southeastern British Columbia& the Kootenay Valley. 14. Gateways to the Canadian Rockies: Calgary& Edmonton. 15. The Canadian Rockies: Banff& Jasper National Parks& More. Appendix: British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies in Depth. Index.Bill McRae was born and raised in rural eastern Montana, though he spent the better years of his youth attending university in Great Britain, France, and Canada. He has previously written about Montana, Utah, and Oregon for Moon Publications and about the Pacific Northwest and Seattle for Lonely Planet. Other publications he has written for includeNational Geographic and MicrosoftExpedia, and1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before You Die for Workman Press. Bill makes his home in Portland, Oregon.Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. He has published several novels, most recentlyThe Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley and, under the pen name of Swan Adamson,My Three Husbands andConfessions of a Pregnant Princess. His plays have been staged in the U.S. and Europe. Donald Olson’s travel stories have appeared inThe New York Times, Travel& Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic books, and many other publications. He is the author ofEngland For Dummies (winner of the 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for Best Guidebook),London For Dummies, Germany For Dummies, andFrommer's London for $95 a Day,Frommer's Portable London from $95 a Day, andFrommer’s Irreverent Guide to London.Frommer's. The best trips start here.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.From Vancouver Island's rugged sophistication to the Okanagan Valley vineyards, our authors uncover the best of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, including Whistler's world-class skiing and Vancouver's culinary delights.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attract
America’s #1 bestselling travel series Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, Frommer’s Complete Guides help travelers experience places the way locals do.• More annually updated guides than any other series• 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides• Outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries• Dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design Completely updated, this new edition ofFrommer's British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies will show you the best of Vancouver, the hottest destination in North America, where you can enjoy cutting-edge Asian-fusion cuisine and experience firsthand its vibrant arts and nightlife scene. Then we'll take you into some of the most spectacular, unspoiled countryside on the continent, where you can enjoy whale watching, sea kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing, downhill skiing, wine tasting, hiking, biking, and more. In the Rockies, you'll get full coverage of gorgeous Banff and Jasper National Parks, and we'll also take you to the glowing glacial waters of Lake Louise. Our author has traveled every inch of this vast region, and they've chosen the best places to stay: wilderness lodges, guest ranches, elegant B&Bs, mom-and-pop motels, secluded campgrounds, and luxury resorts. With Frommer's in hand, it's a snap to design the Canadian adventure that's right for you.List of Maps. What's New in British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 1. The Best of British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 2. Planning Your Trip to British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 3. Suggested Itineraries in British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies. 4. Vancouver (Donald Olson). 5. Victoria (Donald Olson). 6. Southern Vancouver Island& the Gulf Islands. 7. Central Vancouver Island. 8. Northern Vancouver Island. 9. The Sunshine Coast& Whistler. 10. Northern British Columbia. 11. The Cariboo Country& the Thompson River Valley. 12. The Okanagan Valley. 13. Southeastern British Columbia& the Kootenay Valley. 14. Gateways to the Canadian Rockies: Calgary& Edmonton. 15. The Canadian Rockies: Banff& Jasper National Parks& More. Appendix: British Columbia& the Canadian Rockies in Depth. Index.Bill McRae was born and raised in rural eastern Montana, though he spent the better years of his youth attending university in Great Britain, France, and Canada. He has previously written about Montana, Utah, and Oregon for Moon Publications and about the Pacific Northwest and Seattle for Lonely Planet. Other publications he has written for includeNational Geographic and MicrosoftExpedia, and1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before You Die for Workman Press. Bill makes his home in Portland, Oregon.Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. He has published several novels, most recentlyThe Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley and, under the pen name of Swan Adamson,My Three Husbands andConfessions of a Pregnant Princess. His plays have been staged in the U.S. and Europe. Donald Olson’s travel stories have appeared inThe New York Times, Travel& Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic books, and many other publications. He is the author ofEngland For Dummies (winner of the 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for Best Guidebook),London For Dummies, Germany For Dummies, andFrommer's London for $95 a Day,Frommer's Portable London from $95 a Day, andFrommer’s Irreverent Guide to London.Frommer's. The best trips start here.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.From Vancouver Island's rugged sophistication to the Okanagan Valley vineyards, our authors uncover the best of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, including Whistler's world-class skiing and Vancouver's culinary delights.Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attract

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Publish date: Jan 29, 2009
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