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Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies


Long regarded as the ultimate guide to the 63 best backpacking trips and day-hikes in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Mt. Robson, Mt. Assiniboine, Waterton, Kananaskis, and Akamina-Kishinena parks, Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies has been completely revised. Detailed trailhead and route descriptions, and a colour map for each hike help get you to the trailhead and keep you on route. The hike descriptions are packed with comprehensive information on history, geology, wildlife, wildflowers, and side-trip options. Colour photographs depict the principal features. A wildflower guide, and tips on equipment, food, drinking water, backcountry etiquette, minimum impact travel, hiking with children, preparedness, and bear safety round out this indispensable resource. The new edition includes five “new” hikes and a foreword by Robert Bateman. Since first publication in 1994, this award-winning guidebook has sold almost 70,000 copies.


Revised 2017, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-9697249-3-3, $28.95 CDN

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Few guidebooks truly stand the test of time. Even fewer call the industry to new models of guidebook publishing. Yet, Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies, by Graeme Pole, has done both of these things. Celebrating more than two decades in print, this guidebook does more than just point eager hikers in the right direction. 

Meghan Ward, Crowfoot Media review


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