Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas books for mountain folk

Books are always a good gift at Christmas time, and here are some suggestions for anyone on your list who loves mountains, and particularly the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. My first two recommendations are classics, but still readily available  throughout the region. Handbook of the Canadian Rockies by Ben Gadd (Corax Press) $44.95  Whenever we revise the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, this is the book that rests by our side […]

Google Street View hits the trail in the Canadian Rockies

When my home on an obscure street in small-town British Columbia made it to Google Street View last year, I realized it was only a matter of time until we would be “clicking” our way down the trails in the mountain parks. Sure enough, Parks Canada and Google Maps Street View have just announced virtual tours of various sites and trails across Canada. A number of trails are already online, […]