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All of the day hikes in and around Banff townsite are covered on this map, such as Tunnel Mountain, Sundance Canyon, Bow Falls to the Hoodoos, Johnston Canyon, Castle Mountain Lookout and the network of trails at Sunshine Village. As well, the popular, multi-day hiking and equestrian loops to Egypt Lake, Shadow Lake and the Sawback Trail up through Mystic Pass are shown in their entirety. You also get full coverage of the access routes in and out of Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park via Sunshine Meadows and Citadel Pass, or via Bryant Creek from the Mt. Shark trailhead in Kananaskis Country. Mountain biking enthusiasts can choose from more than ten trails, ranging from easy pedals around the townsite to longer outings such as Goat Creek Trail, Lake Minnewanka, and the Banff Trail-Rundle Riverside route from Canmore to Banff.
On the back of the map are 1:50 000-scale inset maps of the Mt. Assiniboine and Sunshine Village areas. Also on the back are trail descriptions and photos of 20 recommended day hikes, four classic multi-day trips and eight mountain bike rides. Each of these described trails is referenced and color-coded to the map on the front. (For more detailed coverage of the Banff townsite area and a guide to what to see and do there, see Banff Up-Close at 1:35 000.) Look for Gem Trek’s trademark relief-shaded maps at trail kiosks throughout Banff National Park. In addition to the standard features, this map also includes: * contour lines at 50-metre intervals (150 feet) * relief shading – see What’s New * full color on two sides * printed on paper * 32 trail descriptions and useful contact numbers on the back of the map
Gem Trek Publishing
01 February 2006