Category Archives: Canadian Rockies

New book: The Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park

Announcing the release of our latest book, The Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park, which is now available from retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies and major online book retailers for $19.95.

As co-author of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide since 1971, it is doubtful there is anyone more knowledgeable about the hiking trails of Banff National Park than Brian Patton In this full-colour book, Patton describes 39 trails for all levels of fitness and all interests. Each trails includes a distance log, a map, and colour photos.

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New book: 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.

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Canadian Rockies hiking eBooks

Lake Louise hiking guideThe iconic Canadian Rockies Trail Guide has been in print for over 40 years, is in its 9th edition, and has sold over 260,000 copies, but  times are changing, so to keep up with technology authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson have embarked on ambitious project to create a series of Canadian Rockies hiking eBooks. They will be a combination of reformatted existing text and new content created especially for these books, all presented with full colour images and a snazzy design.

The first of the series is the Lake Louise Hiking Guide, which focuses on one of the world’s finest hiking destinations. It’s available as a PDF through or in Kindle formats through online Amazon stores worldwide.

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.

Canadian Rockies hiking blog

Arguably, no one in the world knows more about hiking in the Canadian Rockies than Brian Patton, author of our Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. He’s been writing at the Canadian Rockies hiking blog since last summer, and continues to dispel his wisdom with regular posts (recent posts have been as varied as the history of the Great Divide Trail and hiking trails with links to Hollywood movies).