Best Day Hikes in Banff National Park

By: Brian Patton

Price: $ 19.95
Publication date: May 2019
192 pages | Paperback | 7.5 x 5.5 inches



Hiking in Banff National Park attracts millions of visitors each year. In this book, 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.

Lightweight and a practical size, the 1st edition includes:

  • Descriptions of 39 Banff walks and hikes, plus dozens of side trips
  • Banff hiking trails classified by colour-coded regions
  • More than 100 stunning color photographs of Banff hikes
  • 50 topographical maps
  • Sources for Banff information, maps, backcountry lodging, and transportation

Our Canadian Rockies hiking blog offers up-to-date trail information, hiking tips, and seasonal favourites updated by authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson.


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 the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies, Tales from the Canadian Rockies, Mountain Chronicles: Jon Whyte and Bear Tales from the Canadian Rockies. He continues to work on a variety projects from his home in Invermere, British Columbia.

Following the publication of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, Bart Robinson authored several books on the Canadian Rockies: Banff Springs: The Story of a Hotel, Columbia Icefield: A Solitude of Ice and Great Days in the Rockies: The Photographs of Byron Harmon. Subsequently, he has enjoyed a long career as a journalist, editor, and conservationist. He currently lives in Canmore, Alberta.