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Brian Patton interview by Stuart Howe

Stuart Howe, a local hiking enthusiast, recently sat down with Canadian Rockies Trail Guide author Brian Patton to talk about the history of the book, its importance to the local hiking community, and the impact it's had on Canadian Rockies hiking in general. To view...

Banff’s Dolomite Valley

Banff’s Dolomite Valley

Veteran backpacker Gavin Fitch details a 5-day trip into the Dolomite Valley—one of Banff National Park’s most scenic destinations.

Snow buries hiking trails at Sunshine

Snow buries hiking trails at Sunshine

Updated July 12 Most hiking trails in the Sunshine Meadows are still snow-covered during the first two weeks of July. Near record snow still blanketed the meadows on the Canada Day weekend. So much that the resort reopened the mountain to skiers during the July 1st...

Canadian Rockies Trail Guide Author Celebration

To celebrate the new edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, we opted for a small get together at Baker Creek Chalets with the authors and publishers. Steak dinner, wine, and lots of reminiscing made for a memorable night for all involved.      ...

Gem Trek Maps in the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Gem Trek Maps have been integrated into the new edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. Since first being published in 1971, the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide has used black and white line-drawing maps to illustrate trails. Through a co-operative agreement for the...

New edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Summerthought is pleased to announce the publication of the 10th edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. We have been working on the new edition for over two years. As is always the case with a new edition, we have done extensive research by hiking as many trails...