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Frommer's British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies Paperback – Jun 8 2010


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 6 edition (June 8 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470591536
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470591536
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #463,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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British Columbia is a unique combination of pristine, wide-open wilderness and big-city sophistication. From Vancouver, one of the continents hottest new destinations, readers can take their pick of sunny coastal resorts, misty islands, lush temperate rain forest, rugged mountains with world-class ski slopes, alpine meadows, or verdant wine country. The neighboring Rockies are home to the most popular national parks in Canada. Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise offer some of the nations most spectacular scenery.

This brand-new edition to the Frommer series takes travelers through all the highlights, including all the best eco-adventures: whale watching by kayak, sailing a ketch into the worlds only grizzly bear reserve, and hiking in misty, primordial old-growth forests and along wilderness beaches. No other guide covers so many wonderful B&B and small country inns, or such a wide range of restaurants. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Stroll through misty old-growth forests in Carmanah/Walbran Provincial Park. See chapter 7.

  • Detailed maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craig Taylor on May 21 2002
Format: Paperback
Frommers now has numerous books that cover British Columbia as part of larger guides. I have the British Columbia/Canadian Rockies one, but they all contain the same text, which has been repackaged into different titles. As to this book itself, the layout is easy to find your way around and the information is reliable and has obviously been well researched. The hotel listings are especially detailed, down to descriptions of inroom curtains. This formula obviously appeals to many travelers and while I often pass up their hotel listings (too expensive for me), their restaurant descriptions are extremely helpful for me when on the road. They often describe actual dishes giving me a great feel of what to expect in each restaurant.
On the downside, so much space is given to accommodations and restaurants that the most important part of traveling is as good as ignored-what there is to see and do. The reason I travel and that BC is so popular as a destination is the great outdoors. I want to read about what there is do and what to see-the best hiking trails in the national parks, why it's worth my money to go whalewatching, etc. Many marvelous places in the province are missing completely. The book also lacks photos and the maps are poor or outdated (nothing that a good map from a gas station will fix!).
In conclusion, I like the look and feel of the Frommers book and have found that I can rely it when it comes to dining information. I always carry the Moon book as a reference for the ins and outs of each town and together the two books make perfect partners for my travels.
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I am just several days before spending my holiday in British Columbia and the Canadian rockies, and this book really gives a lot of pre-fun. Very informative, very useful information (with places to stay, places to dine, must see attractions etc.) and an enthusiastic style make it a pleasure to read. I am sure that it will be of great value for every tourist who will visit this part of Canada.
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By Elizabeth Miller on Sept. 22 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Having travelled in the province before along most of the major highways, I was looking for more off the main road spots to visit and local culture, history and folk lore. Good resource for someone visiting the province for the first time.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Good for city travel May 21 2002
By Craig Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Frommers now has numerous books that cover British Columbia as part of larger guides. I have the British Columbia/Canadian Rockies one, but they all contain the same text, which has been repackaged into different titles. As to this book itself, the layout is easy to find your way around and the information is reliable and has obviously been well researched. The hotel listings are especially detailed, down to descriptions of inroom curtains. This formula obviously appeals to many travelers and while I often pass up their hotel listings (too expensive for me), their restaurant descriptions are extremely helpful for me when on the road. They often describe actual dishes giving me a great feel of what to expect in each restaurant.
On the downside, so much space is given to accommodations and restaurants that the most important part of traveling is as good as ignored-what there is to see and do. The reason I travel and that BC is so popular as a destination is the great outdoors. I want to read about what there is do and what to see-the best hiking trails in the national parks, why it's worth my money to go whalewatching, etc. Many marvelous places in the province are missing completely. The book also lacks photos and the maps are poor or outdated (nothing that a good map from a gas station will fix!).
In conclusion, I like the look and feel of the Frommers book and have found that I can rely it when it comes to dining information. I always carry the Moon book as a reference for the ins and outs of each town and together the two books make perfect partners for my travels.
9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The best part of Canada! Aug. 2 2000
By Rene Kurvers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am just several days before spending my holiday in British Columbia and the Canadian rockies, and this book really gives a lot of pre-fun. Very informative, very useful information (with places to stay, places to dine, must see attractions etc.) and an enthusiastic style make it a pleasure to read. I am sure that it will be of great value for every tourist who will visit this part of Canada.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've purchased Frommers for most of my adult life Sept. 10 2012
By AMAZON FAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This version was the usual reliable source of information. Yet I could not find one piece of important information in this book. We went through US Customs before our flight out of Calgary. My first experience with US Customs in another country. Please allow a little extra time before your flight for US Customs.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Reference Book April 9 2014
By Annette K Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This edition allowed us to maintain quick references whilst in BC. Very detailed maps. Easy to use especially as a Kindle book as we had downloaded onto our iPad and iPhone
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
good guide Dec 26 2008
By PAM - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good guide to the Canadian Rockies.
Got it for a trip next summer. Lots of information not too many picturies.

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