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Castle in the Wilderness/Tilikum book reviews

Thanks to Rob Alexander of the Rocky Mountain Outlook for reviews of two new Summerthought books, A Castle in the Wilderness by Bart Robinson, and a reprint of Tilikum by Norman Luxton. The reviews can be read here: Two Banff icons take spotlight in new books.  

New book: A Castle in the Wilderness

Announcing the release of our latest book, A Castle in the Wilderness: The Story of the Banff Springs Hotel, which is now available from retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and major online book retailers for $19.95. Author Bart...

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...

Brian Patton Fireside Chat

Chic Scott's Fireside Chats have become very popular in recent years, with folks coming from as far away as Calgary for the opportunity to listen to famed mountaineer and author Chic Scott interview accomplished locals. Next up is our own Brian Patton, who will be...

The Last of the Buffalo review

Thanks to Danielle Chartier of Canada's History magazine for reviewing The Last of the Buffalo Return to the Wild in their April-May 2018 issue. They write: With the reintroduction of wild bison to Banff National Park in February 2017, this book offers a timely...

Cave and Basin book review

Thanks to Rob Alexander of the Rocky Mountain Outlook for a comprehensive review of the Cave and Basin by Ted Hart. Alexander's review can be read here: Cave and Basin book offers context, clarity on history of hot springs. For information on the book itself, click...

New eBook: The Best of Alberta

Announcing the release of our latest eBook, The Best of Alberta, which is available from Amazon around the world for C$4.99 and US$3.99. The Best of Alberta is designed as a tool to help visitors to this Canadian province make the most of their vacation time by...

The Last of the Buffalo

The Last of the Buffalo Return to the Wild won the Best Nature and Environment Book at the 2017 Salon International du Livre Montagne de Passy, held annually in Passy, France. Editor Harvey Locke was in attendance to receive the award and noted that it was the only...

Delivering the goods

Every year, we ship hundreds of book orders directly to customers, but recently we had a first. Juliet and George, from England, were already here in Banff when they called an order in. They were staying at a local campground, so we delivered their books directly to...

New book: Cave and Basin

Announcing the release of our latest book, Cave and Basin, which is now available from retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies, as well as from major online book retailers for $14.95 This is the first book ever published dedicated entirely to the Cave and Basin in...