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Map Town carries a huge selection of outdoor recreation guidebooks of all types. Here are a few of our most popular guides to help you plan your next excursion. If you know of a great Canadian Rockies travel book, Alberta travel guide or British Columbia travel guide that we don't carry please let us know and we can always special order it for you!
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Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One Day Trail Guide
Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One-Day Trail Guide
Our Price: $9.95

Everything you need to know to explore the backcountry on horseback in is Pam Asheton's Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One-Day Trail Guide.  Jam-packed with interpretive notes on wildlife, plants, geology, local history and even horse language, this book tells you where to go, how to get there and what to do to have a successful one-day ride.  Every trail, trailhead and campground has been personally researched from an equestrian's point of view, with a focus on safety.  In addition to detailed trail information and maps, there are also tips from a formidable array of experts.
Ghost Rock Front Range Rock Climbs Near Calgary
Ghost Rock - Front Range Rock Climbs Near Calgary
Our Price: $9.95

Ghost Rock is a guide to sport and multi-pitch rock climbs in the Ghost River and Waiparous Creek areas west of Calgary. It gives detailed route descriptions, along with chapter by chapter parking access and approach details. By local standards, the Ghost has climbing on above average rock. Even with 200 new routes since the first edition it is still, however, woefully underdeveloped. Already a mecca for ice climbers, the Ghost is fast becoming one of the premier rock climbing areas in Western Canada. It is a virtual candy store of new routes and will remain so for some time to come. Over 35 kilometres of steep cliff line, coupled with its remote and relatively wild nature, make for an unforgettable rock climbing experience.
Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds
Sea Kayak Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds
Our Price: $9.95

A guide to paddling Nookta and Kyuquot Sounds and South Brooks Peninsula. Includes area map, land jurisdictions, marine weather information, sea conditions and paddling etiquette. Some areas include Friendly Cove and Cougar Creek.
Sea Kayak Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds
Sea Kayak Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds
Our Price: $9.95

A guide to paddling the Barkley and Clayoquot Sound. Information about parks, practical information on land jursidictions, campsites and paddling conditions.
A Hiker's Guide to Scrambling Safely
A Hiker's Guide to Scrambling Safely
Our Price: $9.95

Unroped scrambling over so-called easy terrain is one of the most potentially dangerous recreational activities. Every year, scramblers are injured or killed in preventable accidents. A Hiker's Guide to Scrambling Safely educates new scramblers in the inherent risks, required climbing skills and mountain knowledge required for safety in the mountains.
Yamnuska Rock Route Guide
Yamnuska Rock
Our Price: $9.95

Canadian rock climbing was born on the big flat face of Yamnuska. For more than 50 years aspiring youth and grizzled veterans have been putting up new routes on the south-facing slab that faces the sun and attracts climbers every month of the year. In the first-ever climbing guide to the Yam, you will find 115 routes described in detail and accompanied by maps and photographs.
Baffin Island Climbing Trekking and Skiing
Our Price: $9.95

Complete with maps and an invaluable trip planning section detailing the information needed to make your trip an unforgettable success, Baffin Island is the first comprehensive adventure guide to the fifth largest island in the world, which is quickly becoming known as a premiere destination for climbers, skiers, trekkers and adventure travellers alike.
Hikes Around Invermere
Hikes Around Invermere
Our Price: $9.95

Located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, the Windermere Valley is at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia. The ideal base for exploring this spectacular country of the northern Purcells and the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies is the picturesque town of Invermere.
SAS Survival Guide
SAS Survival Guide
Our Price: $10.95

The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook.

The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate is back. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the SAS Survival Handbook is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared in any city, land or sea.
Basic Illustrated Map and Compass
Basic Illustrated Map and Compass
Our Price: $10.95

Richly illustrated and information packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, Basic Illustrated books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you are planning a trip or thumbing for facts in fields, the Basic Illustrated series shows you what you need to know.