“Since 1971 the most trusted source of Canadian Rockies hiking information”

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Bookstores and retailers

The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide and other books featured on this website are published by Summerthought Publishing, a Banff company since 1971.

If you are within North America, our books can be purchased directly through this website by clicking the Add to Cart links on book pages. All credit-card transactions are authorized and processed by Stripe or Paypal.

Summerthought orders are shipped within one business day of placement, for delivery within seven business days to Canadian addresses and 14 business days to U.S. addresses. Shipping charges will appear on your online order at checkout and reflect current shipping rates.

In Canada, Individuals

Canadian Rockies

Within the Canadian Rockies, Summerthought hiking books are sold at all Park Visitor Centres, outdoor retailers, and bookstores. You can also find them at all museums, most attractions and at many gift stores. You will also find them for sale at many lodges.

Across Canada

Summerthought hiking books are sold at Mountain Equipment Company stores across Canada, as well as Chapters/Indigo, and Atmosphere. In Alberta, you’ll find them at all outdoor retailers, including local chains such as Breathe Outdoors and Valhalla Pure.

We encourage you to support local booksellers. Ask for our books by name at your local bookstore. In Canada, search by the book’s name at Book Manager to see if your local store has them in stock. If not, ask for a special order.

If you experience difficulty locating our books or have any questions regarding shipping, contact us and we’ll reply as promptly as possible.

Booksellers & Retailers

Summerthought sells directly to trade customers across Canada. Booksellers and retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe may prefer to deal with the local distributors (see below).

Setting up a new account

To set up an account with Summerthought, please contact us.

Click here for our PDF 2024 order form



Summerthought sells directly to libraries, offering a 20% discount with no minimums.

Summerthought books are also available from the following library wholesalers:

Library Bound
Library Services Centre
United Library Services

International Distributors

Summerthought books are available through the following international distributors.


11 Jacknell Rd.
Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate
Hinckley LE10 3BS
United Kingdom
Tel. 44 (0) 1455 611 185


Freytag & Berndt
Brunner Straße 69
A-1230 Wien
Tel. 43 1 869 90 90 0

Corporate Gifts and Volume Orders

Summerthought hiking books are ideal for delegate gifts, incentives, promotions, and staff training. Please visit our Canadian Rockies Corporate Gifts page on our Summerthought website for details.