Through stunning imagery and interesting passages of text by renowned local writer Brian Patton, 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
Brian Patton, who has lived in the Canadian Rockies for over 40 years, is the co-author of the best-selling Canadian Rockies Trail Guide.
Other titles by Brian Patton
Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park
Lake Louise Hiking Guide
Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
A Hiker's Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks
The Canadian Hiker's And Backpacker's Handbook
Your How-to Guide For Hitting The Trails, Coast To Coast To Coast
50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park
Parkways of the Canadian Rockies
A Touring Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks
Ian Fleming and James Bond
The Cultural Politics of 007