|Subject: Re: Parks in Alberta Guidebook|
Let me give a personal endorsement of the book recommended by Lucy, Canadian Rockies Access Guide by John Dodd and Gail Helgason. I used it to select all the hikes that we did on our fantastic week long trip to Banff several years ago. The descriptions were accurate with detailed maps. The photos in the book are exquisite - worth the price of the book themselves! The book will also make you aware of areas near Banff that are very much worth visiting such as Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. Finally, it includes good general tourist information on visiting the area with phone numbers and web sites.
Have a great trip!
Mark Los Angeles