Category Archives: book

The Last of the Buffalo

192698322XLaunched in September 2016 in conjunction with the American Bison Society meeting in Banff and the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation,  The Last of the Buffalo Return to the Wild is a commemoration of Banff National Park’s role in early successful efforts to preserve the last of the buffalo as a species and a celebration of today’s efforts to restore bison as an ecologically functioning and culturally important species on its native range both here and elsewhere in North America.

This beautifully presented book with a gold foil inlayed hardcover is filled with interesting essays by bison experts. Included in a clear pocket inside the backcover, is an exact reproduction of a 1909 booklet created by Norman Luxton that tells the story of the Pablo-Allard buffalo roundup through his own lively writing and magnificent panoramic images.

The book is available through our own website and select local retailers only. For more information, go to: http://summerthought.com/books/last-buffalo-return-wild

 

Lake Louise Past to Present

9781926983158Announcing the release of our latest book, Lake Louise Past to Present, which is now available from retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies, as well as from major online book retailers.

This 128-page book includes the most detailed and well-researched history of Lake Louise ever published. Of course, we tell the story of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, but the main focus is on the lake itself, the village, the establishment of the tourism industry, skiing and mountaineering, and modern times. It also includes a colour map, a photo gallery showing the evolution of the Chateau Lake Louise, and another gallery dedicated to a variety of paintings and photography stretching from the 1890s to present-day.

For more information, click through to this page: http://summerthought.com/lake-louise

Canadian Rockies Travel Guide

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.