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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

Essential Reading

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Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

by Sid Marty

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES

A native Albertan and park warden in the Canadian Rockies, Marty relates colorful anecdotes from friends, colleagues and his own youth in this collection of tales, which includes A Horse Named Candy. (CND186, $19.95)

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

by James Halfpenny | Todd Telander

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region, but also of the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of 70 species gets a double-page spread, with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map and description. (USW118, $9.95)

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

by Andrew Hempstead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 347 PAGES

This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton. (CND231, $17.99)

Lake Louise and Yoho Map

Lake Louise and Yoho Map

by Gem Trek Maps

  • 2001
  • MAP

A topographic map of this popular hiking region from Lake Louise to Emerald Lake, at a scale of 1:50,000. (RKY50, $13.95)

Jasper National Park & Maligne Lake Map

Jasper National Park & Maligne Lake Map

by Gem Trek Maps

  • 2001
  • MAP

A detailed hiking map to popular trails at a scale of 1:100,000. (RKY52, $9.95)

 
Banff National Park Map

Banff National Park Map


by Gem Trek Maps

  • 2002
  • MAP

A double-sided map and guide to Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks at a scale of 1:250,000. (RKY51, $11.95)

Canadian Rockies Explorer's Map and Guide

Canadian Rockies Explorer's Map and Guide


by Gem Trek Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A driver's map of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, at a birds-eye scale of 1:400,000. (CND36, $5.95)

Canadian Rockies Access Guide

Canadian Rockies Access Guide


by John Dodd

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

This full-color, comprehensive guide covers Banff, Jasper, Kooteney, Yoho, Waterton and Kanaskis parks in splendid detail. (CND250, $26.95)

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

This informative, compact guidebook in the excellent Lonely Planet series includes details on the history, geology and wildlife of the region. (CND292, $19.99)

Rocky Mountain Natural History, Grand Teton to Jasper, A Trailside Reference

Rocky Mountain Natural History, Grand Teton to Jasper, A Trailside Reference


by Daniel Mathews

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 672 PAGES

A comprehensive field guide and handbook covering the plants, animals, insects, geology and history of the region. With 480 color photographs and 11 line drawings. (RKY61, $26.00)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

Beautiful Alberta

Beautiful Alberta


by Mike Grandmaison

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

This oversized, photographic portrait of Canada's most prosperous province reveals the natural beauty of the Canadian West. From towering mountains to crystal clear lakes, Grandmaison's photos capture the beauty of Alberta. (CND456, $29.95)

Canada, Images of the Land

Canada, Images of the Land


by J. Kraulis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada. (CND455, $49.95)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One


by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

Spectacular Canada

Spectacular Canada


by Gerald Bryan Hall

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 132 PAGES

Featuring 177 color photographs showcasing the diversity and grandeur of our neighbor to the north. (CND352, $25.00)

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories, Three Hundred Years of Blackfoot History

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories, Three Hundred Years of Blackfoot History


by Hugh A. Dempsey

  • HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A wonderful collection of stories, illuminating the history of the Blackfoot people of the prairies of southern Alberta and northern Montana. (USW104, $19.95)

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia


by Jean Barman

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 450 PAGES

A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the cultural and social influences that have shaped the region. (CND116, $47.95)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Why I Hate Canadians

Why I Hate Canadians


by Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek. (CND154, $15.95)

Alberta Wildlife

Alberta Wildlife


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

Identify Rockies wildlife with this handy, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions. (CND279, $6.95)

Calgary Birds

Calgary Birds


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 2 PAGES

This pocket-sized reference for the bird enthusiast includes illustrations of over 120 species and a map of local birdwatching hotspots. (CND359, $6.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 447 PAGES

A compact field guide to 1,000 commonly encountered plants and animals of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. With 1,500 color photographs, 11 maps and 16 night-sky charts. (USW286, $22.00)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

Rocky Mountain Nature Guide

Rocky Mountain Nature Guide


by Andy Bezener

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This guide includes information on mammals, fish, birds, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, insects and reptiles from the entire span of the Rockies - Alaska to New Mexico. Featuring over 300 exact full-color illustrations. (RKY108, $18.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird. (USW418, $19.95)

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