Lake Louise Hiking Guide
By : Brian Patton and Bart Robinson
About the Lake Louise Hiking Guide
The Lake Louise Hiking Guide by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson is a full-colour eBook from the authors of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, which with sales of over 260,000 copies is one of best-selling non-fiction books in Canadian publishing history.
There are few hiking areas in the world that can rival the Lake Louise region for the accessibility of stunning mountain scenery. Compressed within 20 square kilometres (7.7 square miles) are 12 designated hikes and a variety of options to extend your wilderness experience—over 70 kilometres (43 miles) of trail traversing some of the most rugged alpine scenery on the continent.
The Lake Louise Hiking Guide includes:
• Descriptions of all Lake Louise hiking trails plus interesting side trips
• “Need to Know” section for every trail
• “Planning Your Trip” section that includes information sources, weather, and transportation
• Lake Louise map
• Stunning colour photography
• Competitive pricing: All this for just $2.99
Our Canadian Rockies hiking blog offers up-to-date trail information, hiking tips, and seasonal favourites updated by authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson.
History of Hiking at Lake Louise
Lake Louise is the birthplace of recreational hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Soon after the erection of the first rustic chalet on the lake’s shoreline in 1890, manager Willoughby Astley began clearing trails to scenic points above the lake. In 1893, a pair of young adventurers from the eastern U.S., Walter Wilcox and Samuel Allen, began a systematic exploration of the region. The following summer, they discovered and explored Paradise Valley, Sentinel Pass and the upper end of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and completed the first ascent of Mount Temple. In 1899, Wilcox and a companion made the first recorded visit to Moraine Lake and nearby Consolation Valley.
Wilcox and Allen named many local features, and their explorations led to further trail construction by the Canadian Pacific Railway. As these trails became popular, the CPR built teahouses and shelters at strategic locations. In fact, hotel staff maintained much of the local trail system through the mid-20th century.
Purchasing this eBook
We offer two purchase options:
Click on Download eBook to purchase through Paypal and we’ll send you a PDF file that can be loaded on your PC or tablet. This file has been formatted for optimum printing options, so you can print out the entire book or just a selection of trails.
Purchase through Amazon and the Lake Louise Hiking Guide will be uploaded to your Kindle Cloud Reader. Even if you don’t have a Kindle device, the free Kindle app allows you to access the eBook on your phone, tablet, or PC and MAC. The book is available at Amazon stores worldwide, with links to the most popular on the left side of this page.