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Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
2011 40th anniversary edition
and Bart Robinson
With sales of over 250,000 copies, the
Canadian Rockies Trail Guide is one of best-selling non-fiction
books in Canadian publishing history.
refer to this hiking guidebook as “the Bible.” When it was published in
1971, it was the first book with accurate distances and detailed
descriptions to the hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies.
The 9th edition covers more than 3,400 km (2100 miles) of hiking trails in
Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Parks, plus the
provincial parks of Mt. Assiniboine, Mt. Robson, Akamina-Kishinena, Peter
Lougheed, and Elk Lakes.
The 9th edition includes:
Descriptions of 229 Canadian Rockies hikes and
routes plus dozens of side trips
More than 150 photographs
Trail logs measured by "trail wheel"
GPS co-ordinates for
Sources for information, maps, backcountry
lodging, and transportation
Competitive pricing: Other hiking guides to
the Canadian Rockies sell for up to $36.95.
For the past 40 years, Brian Patton has interpreted the natural and
human history of the Canadian Rockies in books, on film and through
presentations. His other books include 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff
National Park, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies, Tales from the Canadian
Rockies, Mountain Chronicles: Jon Whyte and Bear Tales from the
Canadian Rockies. He continues to work on a variety projects from his
home in Invermere, British Columbia.
publication of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, Bart Robinson
authored several books on the Canadian Rockies: Banff Springs: The
Story of a Hotel, Columbia Icefield: A Solitude of Ice and Great
Days in the Rockies: The Photographs of Byron Harmon. Subsequently, he
has enjoyed a long career as a journalist, editor, and conservationist. He
currently lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Summerthought cares passionately about the Canadian Rockies and about
Based in Banff, Canada, we
are a vibrant, proudly independent publisher producing books that we
believe in and that we think readers will enjoy.