Suggested Reading List
A Traveller's Companion to Istanbul
Author: Laurence Kelly (Editor)
Description: An illuminating selection by writers, foreign and Turkish, on Istanbul over the ages.
A Traveller's History of Canada
Author: Robert Bothwell
Description: A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Author: Map Art Maps
Description: A colorful travel map of Alberta.
Author: James Kavanagh
Description: Identify Rockies wildlife with this handy, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions.
Banff National Park Map
Author: Gem Trek Maps
Description: A double-sided map and guide to Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks at a scale of 1:250,000.
Author: James Kavanagh
Description: This pocket-sized reference for the bird enthusiast includes illustrations of over 120 species and a map of local birdwatching hotspots.
Canmore, Kananaskis, and the Canadian Rockies
Author: Pam Doyle
Description: This photographic "teaser" to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains depicts people at work and play alongside the region’s spectacular wildlife.
Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies
Author: Andrew Hempstead
Description: This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States
Author: Peter Alden
Description: 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.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Author: Jon Dunn
Description: 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.
Railroads Across North America, An Illustrated History
Author: Claude Wiatrowski
Description: This entertaining account of the golden age of rail in the U.S. and Canada is illustrated with 600 vintage and modern photographs, period advertisements, maps, timetables, postcards and brochures.
Reading The Rocks, A Biography of Ancient Alberts
Author: Monique Keiran
Description: Scientists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and natural history writer Keiran worked together to bring about this vividly detailed account of Alberta’s rich geological history, beginning with the Big Bang and traveling into the modern era. Includes over 200 full-color photographs and 45 maps, timelines and line drawings.
Rocky Mountain Nature Guide
Author: Andy Bezener
Description: 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.
Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains
Author: James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Description: 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.
Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies
Author: Sid Marty
Description: 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.
The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories, Three Hundred Years of Blackfoot History
Author: Hugh A. Dempsey
Description: A wonderful collection of stories, illuminating the history of the Blackfoot people of the prairies of southern Alberta and northern Montana.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
Author: David Sibley
Description: 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.
Voyage of a Summer Sun
Author: Robin Cody
Description: In this sparkling account of adventure, encounters and, especially, of the Columbia River, Cody chronicles an 82-day voyage from source to sea, interweaving history and commentary with suspenseful tales of wind, weather, imposing dams, fearsome rapids, boulders and bears.