Stuart Howe, a local hiking enthusiast, recently sat down with Canadian Rockies Trail Guide author Brian Patton to talk about the history of the book, its importance to the local hiking community, and the impact it’s had on Canadian Rockies hiking in general. To view the Brian Patton interview click here.

Naturally, we love guidebooks. But if you’re planning a long-distance hike in the Canadian Rockies, watching a video is an unparalleled way to get a feeling for the trail – both the scenery and the challenges you may encounter along the way. One of the best at providing these is Stuart Howe and his Howe’s the Hike You Tube video channel.