Launched 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
Announcing 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
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.
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!
Quill & Quire calls Wayne Lynch’s Canadian Rockies Wildlife for Kids a “winning reference for middle-grade readers.
The Manitoba Library Association “highly recommends” Wayne Lynch’s newest book for children.
Highline magazine reviews the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
Calgary Sun article on the 100th anniversary of both the Banff Springs Golf Club and Course, with quotes from Summerthought publisher Andrew Hempstead on the celebrations and anniversary book.
Jasper’s The Skinny reviews Maligne Lake: The Jewel of Jasper National Park, the first book ever written on Maligne Lake.
“Many of his photographs fall into that “how the heck did he do that category” gushes the Rocky Mountain Outlook in reviewing our latest children’s book, Wayne Lynch’s Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies.