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Most of the geographic specific sites, such as Weather, Avalanche, Accommodation, etc., focus on the mountainous regions of Western Canada.

Weather
These weather links are geared to Western Canada. For a more complete listing of weather sites check out the Canadian Avalanche Association Site.

  • Alberta/BC Weather - Environment Canada site includes text, satellite and radar information.
  • The Weather Network - This is the online site for the 24 hour TV station. Easy access to maps via thumbnail pics.
  • Snow-Forecast.com - Free service providing daily snow forecast and temperature maps for ski and mountaineering areas around the world. Features global overviews for all the continents and detailed local forecasts for many popular ski locations.
  • Center for Ocean, Land, and Atmosphere - Worldwide coverage as well as North America. Great tutorials to assist with interpreting the coloured graphical information.

Web Cams - These sites give a view of current conditions during daylight hours for:

Avalanche

Conditions

Road Conditions

  • Alberta - Get the low down on the most hazardous aspect of the trip.
  • BC - Updated regularly.

Accommodation and Guided Trips

Route Info and Guide Books

  • TABVAR - A great source of information on new routes in the Rockies and an excellent opportunity to make a contribution to the development and maintenance of routes.
  • Skaha.org - Info on climbing at Skaha Bluffs, BC - new route descriptions and grades, topos to selected crags, and updates on access issues.
  • Rocky Mountain Books - Contains updates on new routes and some old ones, also a great source for guide books for the Rockies.
  • Canadian Topographic Maps - Source for government produced topo maps.
  • Quickdraw Publications - Great source of climbing and skiing guidebooks for Squamish and Whistler Blackcomb area.
  • Elaho Publishing - Specializes in western Canadian guide books

Magazines

  • Gripped - A Canadian magazine featuring Canadian climbing and climbers. Check it out!
  • Explore - A Canadian outdoor generalist magazine with good overviews of many outdoor activities and destinations.
  • Rock and Ice - An American publication that covers climbing around the world with an emphasis on the US but with reasonable Canadian content.
  • Climbing - A fancy publication that still has some useful info in spite of going mainstream.
  • Alpinist Magazine - They truly adhere to what alpinism and climbing is all about. Basically climbing minus the pop-culture. Highly respectable rag.

Clubs and Organizations

Environmental Groups - This is a short list of some of the more prominent Western Canadian groups; the CPAWS site has a more complete list.

  • CPAWS CPAWS envisages a healthy ecosphere where people experience and respect natural ecosystem.
  • World Wildlife Fund World Wildlife Fund is dedicated to saving life on Earth, through the conservation of nature and ecological processes.