Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
By: Brian Patton and Bart Robinson
Publication date: May 2011; revised and reprinted 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
464 pages | Paperback | 6 x 9 inches
With sales of over 270,000 copies, the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide is one of best-selling non-fiction books in Canadian publishing history.
Hikers affectionately refer to this hiking guidebook as “the Bible.” When it was published in 1971, it was the first book with accurate distances and detailed descriptions to the hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies.
The 9th edition covers more than 3,400 km (2,100 miles) of hiking trails in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Parks, plus the provincial parks of Mt. Assiniboine, Mt. Robson, Akamina-Kishinena, Peter Lougheed, and Elk Lakes.
The 9th edition includes:
• Descriptions of 229 Canadian Rockies hikes and routes plus dozens of side trips
• More than 150 photographs
• 40 maps
• Trail logs measured by “trail wheel”
• GPS co-ordinates for all trailheads
• Sources for information, maps, backcountry lodging, and transportation
• Competitive pricing: Other hiking guides to the Canadian Rockies sell for up to $36.95.
Our Canadian Rockies hiking blog offers up-to-date trail information, hiking tips, and seasonal favourites updated by authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
For the past 45 years, Brian Patton has interpreted the natural and human history of the Canadian Rockies in books, on film and through presentations. His other books include the Lake Louise Hiking Guide, 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies, Tales from the Canadian Rockies, Mountain Chronicles: Jon Whyte and Bear Tales from the Canadian Rockies. He continues to work on a variety projects from his home in Invermere, British Columbia.
Following the publication of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, Bart Robinson authored several books on the Canadian Rockies: Columbia Icefield: A Solitude of Ice, Great Days in the Rockies: The Photographs of Byron Harmon, and more recently the Lake Louise Hiking Guide and Castle in the Wilderness. Outside of authoring books, Robinson has enjoyed a long career as a journalist, editor, and conservationist. He currently lives in Canmore, Alberta.