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Main Area of Focus

Canadian Rocky Mountains

General Map Types Offered

Outdoor recreational maps

Country

Canada

EVML Publisher Code

GEM

Description

Gem Trek Publishing is the only company that specializes in producing detailed maps of the Canadian Rockies. Map-making and administration are done out of our Victoria, B.C., office. We moved the company to Victoria in 2005, after spending 11 years working out of Cochrane, Alberta, in the foothills of the Rockies.

Gem Trek got into map publishing almost by accident. In 1989, they opened Map Town, a retail map and travel book store, in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Soon the company was deluged by requests for up-to-date hiking maps of Kananaskis Country, a popular recreational area for Calgarians on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. So, in 1992, Gem Trek responded with two manually-drafted 1:50 000-scale topographic maps - the Spray Lakes and Kananaskis Lakes maps, both of which are now collectors' items.

From there, the company expanded their coverage of trail maps of the Canadian Rockies to include Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Park.

A few years into making the maps, Gem Trek started to add trail descriptions and photos to the backs of the maps in order to guide hikers to what they thought were the some of the best hikes on the maps, so that those unfamiliar with the area would have a place to start exploring the trails.

Concurrently with their recreational maps, they developed four touring, or driving, maps that roughly cover southern Alberta and B.C., and extend west to Vancouver Island, B.C., south to Northern Washington, USA, and north to Edmonton, Alberta.


Product Samples

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Complete Product Listing (updated of June 18, 2012)

Gem Trek Map Series
Product #TitleEVML CodeISBNUSD Price
2033719MAlberta, Southwest/BC, SoutheastGEM_ALB_SW97818955264555.95
2059531MBanff - Egypt LakeGEM_BANFF_EGY97818955261349.95
2059534MBanff National ParkGEM_BANFF_NP978189552641711.95
2034869MBanff National Park, BC/AB Mount AssiniboineGEM_BANFF97818955266228.95
2059533MBanff Up-Close (waterproof)GEM_BANFF_UC97818955263946.95
2059535MBest of Lake LouiseGEM_LAKE_LOU297818955264865.95
2059532MBest of the Icefields ParkwayGEM_ICE_PKWY97818955263325.95
2059537MBow Lake & Saskatchewan CrossingGEM_BOW_LAKE97818955265618.95
2059526MBragg Creek/Sheep Valley/Kananaskis CountryGEM_BRAGG_CRE97818955263709.95
2059528MCanadian Rockies (formerly Banff-Jasper map)GEM_BANFF_JAS97818955266155.95
2029953MCanmore/Kananaskis Village, AB Map & Guide (waterproof)GEM_CAN_KAN978189552647913.95
2033962MColumbia IcefieldGEM_COLUMBIA97818955262577.95
2059520MHighwood/Cataract Creek, AB South KananaskisGEM_HIGHWOOD97818955260669.95
2034871MJasper Natl Park/Maligne Lake, AB/BCGEM_JASPER97818955262339.95
2034873MJasper, AB Best ofGEM_JASPER297818955267214.95
2059527MKananaskis Lakes (waterproof)GEM_KANANASKI978189552649313.95
2059536MKootenay National Park (waterproof)GEM_KOOTENAY978189552651613.95
2059530MLake Louise & Yoho, BC/AB (waterproof)GEM_LAKE_LOUI978189552665313.95
2034872MLake O'Hara, BCGEM_LAKE_OHAR97818955263874.95
2059538MSouthwest B.C.& Northern Washington, USAGEM_BC_SW97818955266605.95
2059529MWaterton Lakes Nat'l Park, AB/BC (waterproof)GEM_WATERTON978189552659213.95

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