Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

By: Brian Patton and Bart Robinson
ISBN: 978-1-926983-53-0
Publication date: May 2022
432 pages | Paperback | 6 x 9 inches
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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 10th 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 10th edition includes:
• Descriptions of 227 Canadian Rockies hikes and routes plus dozens of side trips
• More than stunning colour 250 photographs
• 35 colour topo maps
• Trail logs measured by “trail wheel”
• GPS co-ordinates for all trailheads
• Sources for information, maps, backcountry lodging, and transportation

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

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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 Lake Louise Hiking Guide, Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, 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 GuideBart 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.