Northwest Travel Planning
About the Northwest
Northwest Provinces and States
You can obtain free brochures and other travel literature from many of the businesses and government agencies listed throughout the many pages of this web site. You may want to start your search with the chamber of commerce or the convention and visitors bureau of the city, state or province in which you are interested..
We also have listed below those specific agencies who advertise free literature on their web sites. The agencies offering free literature are organized by state or province as follows:
Web site of the British Columbia Lodging & Campgrounds Association, a non-profit trade association representing over 750 motels, motor inns, resorts, lodges, and campgrounds in British Columbia. A good place to start when planning a trip through British Columbia.
Hello British Columbia!
Most direct access to travel information from the British Columbia department of tourism. Offers information on "Travel Tips & Info", "How to Plan Your B.C. Vacation", "Getting Here & Getting Around" plus information on geography and history.
travel.bc.ca - Contact Us
Online order form for a variety of information, including a comprehensive "Accommodations Guide and Vacation Planner". This is the B.C. government sanctioned tourism web site.
Free Idaho Travel Guides and Maps
Online ordering form with pictures of the brochures. On the Idaho Division of Tourism Development web site.
The Flathead Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a free brochure/vacation travel guide of the Flathead Valley in Northwest Montana.
Free Montana Vacation Planning Kit
Online ordering form for a choice of vacation planning kits, with pictures of the brochures. On the travel section of the web site for the State of Montana.
Montana - "Glacier Country"
The Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission offers a free, full-color, 48-page Travel Guide of Northwest Montana complete with 300+ directory listings of travel-related businesses.
Obtain free travel information by mail or telephone from the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce by completing their online information request form.
Online ordering form for a free travel guide and other information. On the Oregon Tourism Commission web site.
Offers free Vacation Guide for Southern Oregon with information on Crater Lake, Oregon Caves, lodging, camping, state parks, Rogue river, Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland, Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, Roseburg and Brookings.
The Bellingham/Whatcom County Convention & Visitors Bureau offers tourist or relocation information for Bellingham and Whatcom County via an online order form. Requested packets will be sent within one week, usually by first class mail.
The Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau. 9481 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 281, Silverdale, WA 98383. Phone: 360-692-1084 ; Toll-free: 1-800-337-0580. E-mail
Chamber of Commerce offers a packet of more than 70 pages giving an overview of the area's economy and its major industry sectors, including the tourism and convention industry and its economic impact. Also, a helpful list of business resources is included.
Offers visitor information including visitor guide, lodging guide, events calendar, and hotel reservation service of interest to both individual travelers and meeting and convention planners.
Washington State Tourism Traveler Information
The Washington State Tourism Division web site offers two ways to receive free travel information on Washington State, including ordering online. You also can call a Washington State Travel Counselor at 360-586-2088 or 360-586-2102. They are available every day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon British Columbia: Including the Alaska Highway, 10th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Andrew Hempstead. Find the best places to eat, where to go skiing and snowboarding, how to get around along with much more through the unique trip ideas recommended by the author. Order now...
Discover Canada (Full Color Country Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet. This book is the ideal guide for planning your trip with all the must see sights and must do experiences through images, insider tips, tailored itineraries and east to navigate content. Full colored maps for the country, regions and cities are also included. Order now...
Lonely Planet British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies, 6th Edition (Regional Travel Guide) by John Lee. This book helps trip planning with features including insider tips, itineraries, cultural insights, pull-out of Vancouver, information on transportation options and contact information for local businesses. Order now...
Moon Idaho, Sixth Edition by James P. Kelly. This food, wine and travel writer offers his own unique perspective and local knowledge of Idaho by providing original trip ideas along with all the details to plan your vacation. Discover hot springs, birding, skiing and much more. Order now...
Moon Montana, 9th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Judy Jewell and W.C. McRae. This guide has complete information about all of Big Sky Country, from Yellowstone National Park to the eastern prairies of the state, to help the traveler plan a memorable vacation. Order now...
Fodor's Oregon, 6th Edition (Full-Color Travel Guide) by Fodor's. Discover beautiful scenery, the newest urban towns, wine and brew venues and much more. This guide offers advice and recommendations from the local writers, maps, photos and descriptions of each area. Order now...
Lonely Planet Washington Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Regional Guide) by Sandra Bao. Local authors, detailed maps, easy to use maps, parks and reserves, planning tools and at-a-glance practical information. Order now...
Moon Washington, 10th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Matthew Lombardi. This travel writer and Seattle resident gives an insider's view of everything the Evergreen State has to offer such as great places to eat, scenic drives and volunteer vacations. Discover Seattle's arts and culture, details on climbing Mt Rainier and much more. Order now...
Hidden Washington: Including Seattle, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Cascades and Columbia River Gorge (Hidden Travel) by Eric Lucas. This author gets to know each community by going from neighborhood to neighborhood. This book will take you to all the great spots while describing both the famous attractions and hidden favorites. Order now...
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