The iconic Canadian Rockies Trail Guide has been in print for over 40 years, is in its 9th edition, and has sold over 260,000 copies, but times are changing, so to keep up with technology authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson have embarked on ambitious project to create a series of Canadian Rockies hiking eBooks. They will be a combination of reformatted existing text and new content created especially for these books, all presented with full colour images and a snazzy design.
The first of the series is the Lake Louise Hiking Guide, which focuses on one of the world’s finest hiking destinations. It’s available as a PDF through www.canadianrockiestrailguide.com or in Kindle formats through online Amazon stores worldwide.
We’ve recently launched an online Canadian Rockies Travel Guide using content from our books and the expertise of local authors and photographers. Our aim is create the most comprehensive and up-to-date Canadian Rockies travel planning website available.
Although much of the content also appears in traditional print form, this online medium allows the opportunity for us to update and expand content continuously.
Arguably, no one in the world knows more about hiking in the Canadian Rockies than Brian Patton, author of our Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. He’s been writing at the Canadian Rockies hiking blog since last summer, and continues to dispel his wisdom with regular posts (recent posts have been as varied as the history of the Great Divide Trail and hiking trails with links to Hollywood movies).
In late June 2013, floods affected many businesses and residences in Canmore, including Second Story Books, a popular used bookstore and one of our oldest vendors. The store never reopened. Recently, Joy McLean of nearby Café Books leased a small space across the hallway from her main bookstore and has furnished it with beautiful wooden bookshelves that she has filled with a thoughtful selection of used books. This is the only used bookstore in the Canadian Rockies, and well worth visiting if you’re in Canmore.
In conjunction with Alberta Images and Mooseprint Media, Summerthought has created a Facebook page. We don’t have any reason to post on a daily basis, but if something interesting is happening in the Canadian Rockies we’ll keep you posted. The page is at www.facebook.com/thecanadianrockies.
Flooding has claimed one of our oldest vendors, Second Story Books in Canmore. At this point, the store’s future is uncertain, but we hope Heath and her staff all the best.
We don’t know who, but someone, somewhere, purchased the 250,000th copy of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide in September 2012. Maybe you’ll bump into them on a fall hike in Larch Valley!
Mooseprint Books & Gifts opens in downtown Banff.
Wayne Lynch’s Canadian Rockies Wildlife for Kids, is a winner in the Children’s and Young Adult Book Award.
Quill & Quire calls Wayne Lynch’s Canadian Rockies Wildlife for Kids a “winning reference for middle-grade readers.