Bookstores & Retailers

“Monod Sports is proud to carry guides by local authors and publishers, and we find Summerthought’s books to be our best-selling books on hiking and backpacking.”

-Monod Sports

The following bookstores, retailers, and lodges stock Summerthought books.



Alpine Club of Canada (Canmore)
Audrey’s (Edmonton)
Banff Gifts (7 retail outlets in Banff)
Banff Gondola (Banff)
Banff Visitor Centre (Banff)
Baxter’s (Jasper)
Baker Creek Mountain Resort (near Lake Louise)
Becker’s Chalets (Jasper)
Black Cat Guest Ranch (near Hinton)
Brewster (3 retail outlets in Banff)
Cafe Books (Canmore)
Canadian Pacific Store (Banff)
Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre (Canmore)
Cave and Basin National Historic Site (Banff)
Cool as a Moose (Banff)
Glacier Discovery Centre (Columbia Icefield)
Elk & Avenue Hotel (Banff)
Everest Outdoor Store (Jasper)
Fairmont Banff Springs Store (Banff)
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Lake Louise)
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Jasper)
Friends of Jasper National Park (Jasper)
Glacier Discovery Centre (Columbia Icefield)
Glenbow Museum Shop (Calgary)
Goro Canyon (Banff)
Chateau Mountain Sports (Banff, Lake Louise)
Jasper Tramway (Jasper)
Johnston Canyon Resort (Banff National Park)
Kerry Wood Nature Centre (Red Deer)
Lake Louise Visitor Centre (Lake Louise)
Legislative Assembly Gift Shop (Edmonton)
Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen (Jasper)
Maligne Lake Day Lodge (Jasper)
Map Town (Calgary)
Monkeyshines Childrens Books (Calgary)
Monod Sports (Banff)
Mountain Equipment Co-op (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver)
Mountain Lights Books (Lake Louise)
Num-ti-jah Lodge (Banff National Park)
Owl’s Nest Books (Calgary)
Paradise Lodge and Bungalows (Lake Louise)
Pine Bungalows (Jasper)
Rimrock Resort (Banff)
Shelf Life Books (Calgary)
Storm Mountain Lodge (Banff National Park)
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge (Jasper National Park)
Tamarack Outdoor Outfitters (Waterton)
Tekarra Color (Jasper)
The Viewpoint (Lake Louise)
Totem Ski Shop (Jasper)
Trailblazers (Cochrane)
University of Alberta Bookstore (Calgary)
University of Calgary Bookstore (Calgary)
Vallhalla Pure (Canmore, Red Deer, Grande Prairie)
Whyte Museum Bookstore (Banff)

British Columbia

Bacchus Books (Golden)
Bolen Books (Victoria)
Books & Company (Prince George)
Columbia Valley Trading Company (Invermere)
Friends of Kootenay National Park (Radium)
Friends of Yoho National Park (Field)
Grizzly Book & Serendipity (Revelstoke)
International Travel Maps & Books (Vancouver)
Kootenay Park Lodge (Kootenay National Park)
Lotus Books (Cranbrook)
Munro’s (Victoria)
Polar Peek Books (Fernie)
Wanderlust (Vancouver)


Book & Brier Patch (Regina)
Fresh Air Experience (Regina)
McNally Robinson (Saskatoon)


McNally Robinson (Winnipeg)
Mountain Equipment Co-op (Winnipeg)


World of Maps (Ottawa)


La Cordee (Montreal, Laval)

United States

Please contact our United States distributor, Partners West, or one of the following:

Online (click through the links on our Books pages for specific titles)


REI (Seattle)

United Kingdom

Please contact our United Kingdom distributor, Cordee


Please contact our European distributor, Freytag & Berndt

Summerthought cares passionately about the Canadian Rockies and about books.Based in Banff, Canada, we are a vibrant, proudly independent publisher producing books that we believe in and that we think readers will enjoy