Canadian Rockies Trail Guide: A Hiker's Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks by Brian PattonCanadian Rockies Trail Guide: A Hiker's Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks by Brian Patton

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide: A Hiker's Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks

byBrian PattonwithBart Robinson

Paperback | May 15, 2011

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Revised and reprinted for the 2017 hiking season, and known affectionately as the Bible by outdoor enthusiasts, the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide was the first guidebook with accurate distances and detailed descriptions to the trails of the Canadian Rockies. Now in its 9th edition, the popular tome has evolved into the most comprehensive and well-known guidebook to hiking in the region.

Authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson are regarded as the ultimate authority on hiking in the Canadian Rockies.

Not only is Canadian Rockies Trail Guide known locally as the Bible, it is the only hiking guide to the region recommended by Fodor s, Frommer s, and Lonely Planet. With over 250,000 copies in print, the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide is one of the best-selling non-fiction books in Canadian publishing history.

The 9th edition includes:
• Descriptions of 229 Canadian Rockies hikes and routes plus dozens of sidetrips
• More than 150 photographs
• 40 maps
• Trail logs measured by “trail wheel”
• GPS co-ordinates for all trailheads
• Sources for information, maps, backcountry lodging, and transportation
• Competitive pricing: Other hiking guides to the Canadian Rockies sell for upto $36.95.<_o3a_p>

For the past 45 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 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies, Tales from the Canadian Rockies, Mountain Chronicles: Jon Whyte and Bear Tales from t...
Title:Canadian Rockies Trail Guide: A Hiker's Guide to Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National ParksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:SummerthoughtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0981149189

ISBN - 13:9780981149189

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from very useful! This guide has so much information, yet it was easy to use and definitely came in handy!
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! a good hiking trail guide. very useful.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Guide This guide book has very in depth info of the trails around the Rockies. We have used it to help plan our travels, and find that is is a better guide than most of the info you find provided by the Parks dept. As an example: Palisade Lookout describes it as a 10.8 km trail. Day trip, Allow 3-4 hours, elevation change, max elevation, map to find on, access (quite well done), and the landmarks you will find along the trail at various distances, and a nice write up about the trail. Highly recommend to the beginner to experienced as it entails so much information that can help anyone out for a hike.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Bible This is considered by locals to be the Bible of all trail guides for the area.
Date published: 2014-06-02

Editorial Reviews

"I met Brian Patton and Bart Robinson in the summer of 1970 when I was working as a mountain guide at Lake O'Hara and Brian and Bart showed up in the valley doing their initial research for what was to become the iconic "Trail Guide to the Canadian Rockies". The pair was walking every trail in the range, notebook in hand, pushing a measuring wheel and noting all the distances. This, I am sure, is the only time that this has ever been done and I feel comfortable in saying that every guidebook author since, has used Brian and Bart's trail distances. Their book is the original and, in my opinion, still the best."--Chic Scott