The Canadian Rockies

By: Andrew Hempstead
ISBN: 978-1-926983-10-3
Publication date: May 2013; revised 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021
96 pages | Hard cover | 10 x 10 inches


Canada and U.S. only

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Designed especially for visitors to the Canadian Rockies, this hardcover photo book features stunning images of charming mountain towns, scenic attractions accessible to all visitors, and local wildlife such as wolves and grizzly bears.

This imagery combined with an appealing price point and printed-in-Canada quality has helped The Canadian Rockies become a perennial Canadian bestseller, as well being a favorite gift for tour companies and convention groups.

Many photo coffee table books showcase the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, but we believe Summerthought’s The Canadian Rockies stands out for the following reasons.

VALUE FOR MONEY: Other Canadian Rockies photo coffee table books are available for under $20, but ours is the only one that is printed in Canada and combines a hard cover with custom-shot images by a local photographer.

UP-TO-DATE: The Canadian Rockies is the region’s most up-to-date photo coffee table book, with all images having been shot in high-quality digital and including current scenes such as the refreshed Banff Avenue and Marble Canyon, which was devastated by wildfires.

UNALTERED IMAGES: Photos used in The Canadian Rockies have not been manipulated in any way. The colours may not be as saturated as other photo books, but we believe the Canadian Rockies are stunning exactly as they appear in real life.

CHOICE OF COVERS: Three covers—each with its own ISBN—have been developed for maximum appeal across different markets.

INTERESTING CAPTIONS: Each image is accompanied by an informative caption. Rather than simply describing the photos, the captions provide an insight into the Canadian Rockies.

VARIED SUBJECT MATTER: All the best-known scenes are balanced by images of destinations that are lesser known, but equally accessible—such as the serenity of Mud Lake and the charm of Cat Creek Falls.

COLOUR MAP: A photo-illustrated map at the front of the book puts the Canadian Rockies into perspective.

INDEX: Unlike most coffee table books, we included an index, allowing readers to easily find their way to favourite places.

PRINTED IN CANADA: All Summerthought books are proudly printed in Canada. It’s more expensive than having it done offshore, but we feel it’s the right thing to do.


Andrew Hempstead, a resident of Banff, has been photographing and writing about the Canadian Rockies since the early 1990s. His images have been published in hundreds of books, magazines, and graphic products. He is also an accomplished travel writer, with over 60 guidebooks to his credit.