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Recommended Guides & Maps
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trail guide The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
Best all-round guide for everything from half-day nature walks to multi-week backpacks. Google Books.
pole guide Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies
Graeme Pole's guide describes many day hikes and short backpacking trips.
kane guide Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
Alan Kane's guide to non-technical mountaineering routes. Google Books.
potter guide Ridge Walks in the Canadian Rockies
A guide to routes that combine scrambling and off-trail hiking.
daffern guide Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 1
Gillean Daffern's comprehensive guide includes the trails in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
beers banff Guides by Don Beers
These four books cover many of the trails in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Mt. Assiniboine and Mt. Robson parks. The colour photos, trail descriptions and historical lore are excellent.
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pc banff Banff, Kootenay & Yoho
Parks Canada's 1:200,000 scale map includes parts of Kananaskis Country and Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, White Goat, Siffleur and Ghost River Wilderness Areas, and Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park. Alternative map if the original is out of print.
pc jasper Jasper
This 1:200,000 scale map includes Mt. Robson Provincial Park and White Goat Wilderness Area. It is out of print, so the link points to a reasonable alternative.

Most of these books and maps can also be found at Maptown.  Gem Trek publishes an excellent series of maps of several areas in the parks. Canadian digital topographic maps are available from Spectrum Digital Imaging.

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