Banff, with towering mountain peaks, massive glaciers, impossibly blue lakes and abundant wildlife, became Canada’s first national park in 1885, and it remains one of the most popular destinations in the country. But this world-famous park is just one attraction in a province filled with natural wonders that include dense forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious badlands concealing the remains of dinosaurs.
200 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta is organized by region for easy reading and navigation. Each hot spot entry includes a detailed destination profile, color photographs and a sidebar of at-a-glance information featuring all the activities one can expect to enjoy.
Here are just a few of the hot spots included in this bigger “Hot Spots” book:
- Whitehorse Wildland — one of the few places in Alberta where you can drive to an alpine meadow.
- Columbia Icefield — the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains
- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park — the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and Labrador.