Banff Books and Hiking the Rockies Around Banff
Sometimes nothing but a book will do and that is why we recommend these Banff books for your trip. While we would love for you to be able to take our website with you wherever you go during your Banff, Bow Valley, and Banff National Park adventures, it is simply not possible to constantly connected (despite vast improvements in mobile technology), nor do you necessarily want to be so connected when you are trying to enjoy one of the most magnificent natural preserved areas in the world.
Accordingly, we have a few excellent Banff books published by local publisher Summerthought Publishing to recommend that should be of great assistance to you in planning and fulfilling your Banff adventure. The descriptions and cover photos of each book are provided courtesy of Summerthought and all books are available on Amazon.com.
With sales of over 230,000 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.
Hiking in Banff National Park attracts millions of visitors each year. In 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park, Brian Patton and Bart Robinson, authors of the best-selling Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, detail their favourite 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.
A great source of Canadian Rockies maps, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies is a fact-filled driving guide to Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, and Kootenay National Park. First published in 1975, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies was the first comprehensive map and interpretive guide to roads in the Canadian Rockies.
For a broader look at the whole region, you can also check out Lonely Planet's "Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks".
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