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Reading in the Rockies reviews ... the Canadian Rockies Annual!See more
Welcome to another guest book review, from local book reviewer, Reading in the Rockies! We'll be posting her reviews here, and on our Book Reviews page, to help you and your staff learn more about the books we're carrying.

In this edition, she's reviewing the new Canadian Rockies Annual, Volume 4, the local mountain culture magazine produced by Banff publisher Crowfoot Media. And, for the first time, she and her partner are approaching this review with a fun He said / She said format.


He says:
The Canadian Rockies Annual depicts Banff to a T.

Locals will appreciate the proximity of the featured locations, all within the Canadian Rockies, from Selkirk Lodge in Vol. 02, the recently completed High Rockies Trail in Vol. 03, to Lake O’Hara in Vol. 04. [continue reading] 

As Above, So Below - Now available in Canada!See more
Internationally known climber and author Chris Kalman presents As Above, So Below: A Climbing Story. This gorgeously produced, pocket-sized climbing novella was shortlisted for the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition Award for Mountain Fiction. The little gem of a book, with its classic cloth binding and gold foil titling, is now available in Canada for the first time, through Alpine Book Peddlers. 

Gem Trek spring map special is back!See more
The Gem Trek Spring Special is on until May 31. Our retail customers can order any of the Gem Trek maps - staples of the Canadian Rockies hiking and tourist crowd - for 50% off retail with payment upfront. Download the order form here, or submit your order your way, referencing the Gem Trek Spring Special.
Banff photographer Paul Zizka releases perpetual calendar!See more
Award-winning local photographer Paul Zizka has just released a brand-new perpetual calendar of gorgeous Canadian Rockies landscapes, now available through Alpine Book Peddlers. Order it here!

Locations featured in the calendar include: Banff National Park including Banff townsite, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Castle Mountain, Bow Lake, and more; Yoho National Park including Emerald Lake; Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park; Mount Robson Provincial Park; and Jasper National Park including the Columbia Icefields. 

Track birthdays, anniversaries and annual celebrations in this stunning reusable calendar. Printed in Canada. Photos courtesy of Paul Zizka Photography.



Awards newsSee more

Our hearty congratulations to former park warden George Mercer, whose book Fat Cats won a Gold Medal in the Best Regional Fiction (Canada West) category of the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Fat Cats is the latest book in his Dyed in the Green mystery series set in Canada's national parks. The Dyed In the Green series also won a Silver Medal in the overall Fiction Series category.