|Banff - Egypt Lake|
Scale: 1:50000 25m contours
CurEd: 1st edition ISBN: 978-1-895526-13-4
Price: $ $9.95 Here is the link to buy this map from the Gem Trek website.
Grid Lines: UTM ZONE 11 NAD 83, 1000 metre grid.
Area Described: Banff National Park
Folded Map. Scale 1:50,000. Contour interval 25 metres. 1000-metre grid. Traditional topo colours of green and white for enhanced readability.
The Banff Egypt Lake map stretches from just east of Taylor Lake in the west to the west end of Lake Minnewanka in the east, and from Mystic Pass and Rockbound Lake in the north to Citadel Pass and Vermilion Crossing (Kootenay National Park) in the south. The Banff Egypt Lake map is particularly useful for hikers heading into the Sunshine Meadows and Egypt Lake regions of Banff National Park.
All of the great day hikes in and around the town of Banff are covered on this map, including Tunnel Mountain, Sundance Canyon, Spray River Loop, and Sulphur Mountain.
A little further from town, you’ll find the classic trails to Cory Pass, Bourgeau Lake and the fabulous alpine meadows at Harvey Pass, plus Stoney Squaw, C-Level Cirque, Cascade Amphitheatre, Elk Lake, Mystic Lake, Castle Lookout, Rockbound Lake, Johnston Canyon and the Ink Pots.
Sunshine Meadows detail includes trails to Citadel Pass, Rock Isle Lake, the Grizzly-Larix Lakes Loop, Twin Cairns-Meadow Park, and Simpson Pass.
If you are headed into the Egypt Lake or Shadow Lake areas, this is the map you will want. All of the access routes in and out of these two popular backcountry areas are shown in great detail, including Redearth Creek, Healy Creek, Arnica Lake, Twin Lakes, Hawk Creek-Ball Pass, as well as the route to Egypt Lake over Wawa Ridge and Simpson Pass from Sunshine Village.
The overnight routes to the more rugged Elk Lake and Mystic Lakes areas northwest of Banff townsite are also shown in their entirety, including over Mystic Pass to Johnston Canyon.
An inset map on the back increases coverage of the town of Banff.
Below is a sketch map showing the area covered by this map. A link to this map will appear on all the mountains that fall within the boundaries.