The Canadian Rockies are Canada's greatest tourist attraction and for good reason. The landscapes are sublime, with emerald lakes dotting craggy, glaciated mountain ranges. The opportunities to explore the great outdoors are almost limitless too. Whether you're looking to hike, bike, climb, scramble, paddle, ski, snowboard or snowshoe you'll find the opportunities world-class. In fact, there's so much to do here, that tourism's boomed here for over a century. And that's where this app comes in...
Using 983 photos and 22,000 words in 151 entries it helps you zero in on the region's best – and makes them easy to find thanks to detailed. Included are:
★ SIGHTS – full reviews of all the main natural beauty spots; National Parks (including Banff); mountain towns (such asField); drives (like the Icefields Parkway) and museums.
★ FOOD & HANGOUTS – cafés (such asEvelyn's), bars (like Wild Bill's) and restaurants (like Truffle Pigs) with menu descriptions and accurate prices.
★ SKIING: in depth reviews of everyCanadian Rockies ski resort, even including hidden gems like Castle Mountain and suggestions about which runs to try! All the best Heliskiing and Catskiing operators are listed too.
★ OTHER WINTER ACTIVITIES – where to soak in hot springs; ice climb; cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow-tube.
★ HIKING – summer hikes with trail descriptions and difficulty details.
★ ACCOMMODATION – with up-to-date prices.
★ TRANSPORT OPTIONS – how to get about by bus.
★ INFORMATION CENTRES – when this app isn’t quite enough!
★ Features ★
✔ Easily SORT entries – by category, name, average price, distance (using your inbuilt GPS) or region.
✔ Find author RECOMMENDATIONS quickly by looking out for the ;-) symbol.
✔ NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search and hyperlinks between entries.
✔ One-click website LINKS (including Twitter, Facebook & YouTube) and PHONE CALLS (on phones)
★ About the Author ★
Christian Williams has been travelling in and writing about the Canadian Rockies for so long that he's picked up several mountain bike scars and a house and family in the region along the way.
When he's not skiing or biking he likes to hike and camp in the backcountry or do other "research" for various guide books and features on the region. These have been published by Rough Guides and The Telegraph.
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