Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park

By: Brian Patton
ISBN: 978-1-926983-39-4
Publication date: June 2019
192 pages | Paperback | 5.5 x 7.5 inches


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In Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park, Brian Patton, co-author of the best-selling Canadian Rockies Trail Guide details 39 easy walks, short hikes, and day trips in one of the world’s most spectacular national parks. Each trail is described in detail and accompanied by easy-to-understand symbols, a walking map, and colour photography.

Lightweight and a practical size, the 1st edition includes:

  • Descriptions of 39 Banff walks and hikes, plus dozens of side trips
  • Banff hiking trails classified by colour-coded regions
  • More than 100 stunning color photographs of Banff hikes
  • 39 topographical maps
  • Sources for Banff information, maps, backcountry lodging, and transportation

Our Canadian Rockies hiking blog offers up-to-date trail information, hiking tips, and seasonal favourites updated by author Brian Patton.


For the past 50 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 Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, 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.

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