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50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park Paperback – April 1, 2008

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About the Author

For the past 35 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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Summerthought Publishing; 1st edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978237536
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978237530
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By DSE on August 17, 2010
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This is a shorter, less detailed but more colorful version of the author's Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. It is likely adequate for most families visiting the Canadian Rockies and looking for hiking suggestions, but it is disappointing that the hikes are not rated in terms of difficulty and scenery. All hikes are not created equal. The Canadian Rockies covers a lot of territory, so you may have to drive a good ways to get to a trailhead, which leaves less time for hiking. But I also found "Don't Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies: The Opinionated Hiking Guide" too detailed and hard to use for vacationing hikers (as opposed to residents and more frequent visitors).
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As it is written by the authors of the well known Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, you know that the trail descriptions are going to be accurate and the information useful. Each of the 50 trail descriptions has a color map, color photos, and interesting tidbits, like where the trail name came from. For casual hikers, this is the book I would recommend for anyone heading to Banff.
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Settling for "road sites" in Banff is like settling for vanilla ice cream without any toppings. This small booklet gave an excellent overview of some of the best hikes in Banff National Park. During September 2010 my wife and I took some of those hikes. We were never disappointed in the reviews provided by authors Brian Patton and Bart Robinson. If you're coming to Banff for more than shopping and you really want to SEE the Park, you MUST leave the road behind.
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Just returned from a week in Banff/Lake Louise. This little book was a wonderful companion and helpful guide. We were very grateful that we had purchased this book to take with us. We hope to return to be able to do more of the great hikes described in the book.
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