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Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park ABCs of Avalanche Safety SAS Survival Guide Book. 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
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Best easy day hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for twenty-eight short hikes through some of the most spectacular scenery in this natural wonderland. It's still the handy pocket guide offered at a bargain price. And it is still loaded with the vital information you need to survive in the mountains: how to determine potential avalanche hazard, traveling safely in avalanche terrain, what to do if you're caught in an avalanche, and search and rescue techniques. A respected authority since 1961, this enduring classic has been updated with the very latest research in the field, including avalanche transceiver technology. SAS Survival Guide Book. 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-defense in the streets, be prepared in any city, land or sea.
Wilderness Survival Guide Book - Stay Alive Until Help Arrives. Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive shor A Trekker's guide to the West Coast Trail. Each year, thousands of trekkers tackle the 75 kilometer West Coast Trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. And for over 25 years, this book has been the definitive guide to the world-famous 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver. The best views, biking, beaches, and outings for kids. From Delta to Whistler, West Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, detailed directions help you find your way and enjoy the sights en route. This revised edition include
Wilderness Survival Guide Book - Stay Alive Until Help Arrives. Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, whether you become stranded by bad weather, are forced to abandon your pack, or fall ill. Packed with essential advice, this easy to use guide includes new research on backcountry water quality and the uses and limitations of cell phones and global positioning systems BLISTERS AND BLISS - A Trekker's guide to the West Coast Trail. Each year, thousands of trekkers tackle the 75 kilometer West Coast Trail between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. And for over 25 years, this book has been the definitive guide to the world-famous trail. This 9th edition is completely up to date and expanded to include the latest on trail information, reservations, travel connections, and trekker tips. The illustrations are a delight, and the book includes special sections for northbound and southbound hikers. 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver. The best views, biking, beaches, and outings for kids—they’re all here in the fourth edition of the Lower Mainland’s favorite guidebook for day-trippers, described in the clear, upbeat, observant prose that is Jack Christie’s trademark. From Delta to Whistler, West Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, detailed directions help you find your way and enjoy the sights en route. This revised edition includes two brand-new chapters: Callaghan Valley in the Whistler mountains, and 1,001 Steps Park on Surrey’s beaches.
Whitehorse and Area Hikes and Bikes Guide North Cascades Day Hike book. Explore the North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington States scenic North Cascades using this guidebook to the 59 best day hikes in the region. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to Map & Compass Illustrated Book. Learn how to navigate in the wilderness. This richly illustrated and information packed book provides the tools for the novice or as a handy reference for the veteran. These illustrated books offer years of knowledge and po
Since it was first published, Whitehorse and Area Hikes and Bikes has been the definitive guide to hiking and mountain biking trails in the Whitehorse area. This guide contains comprehensive information about everything from easy walks along the Yukon River to alpine mountain biking adventures. Includes updated trail information, maps and photos, descriptions of 32 trails including 10 new trails, GPS coordinates for every trail, stewardship tips, and supplementary information about local ecology, weather, and wilderness ethics and safety. North Cascades Day Hike book. Explore the North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington State’s scenic North Cascades using this guidebook to the 59 best day hikes in the region. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to extreme, giving newbie hikers or veterans with hundreds of miles on their boots the choices they want. The relaunch of this popular series now includes full-color photographs of every hike in addition to topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more. Map & Compass Illustrated Book. Learn how to navigate in the wilderness. This richly illustrated and information packed book provides the tools for the novice or as a handy reference for the veteran. These illustrated books offer years of knowledge and portray the information visually. Whether you are planning a trip or thumbing for facts in fields, the Basic Illustrated series shows you what you everything you need to know using a map and compass.
Popular Day Hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Covers 37 popular , accessible trails in one of the worlds most stunningly beautiful natural environments. Covering easy short-day walks, more strenuous full-day hikes and the occasional scramble. By Gillean Daff Popular Day Hikes in Kananaskis Country Guide Book. Popular Day Hikes is a series of books for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well established staging areas. They include detailed maps and color photographs. Kananaskis Country by G Popular Day Hikes Four Vancouver Island. Dotted around central and southern Vancouver Island, these hikes are varied in the opportunities they give for multi-season adventures. While some lead to spectacular peaks and alpine meadows accessible only during
Popular Day Hikes is a series of guidebooks written fro visitors and locals alike who want to hike scenic trails from well-established trailheads. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed yet easy to read maps and colour photographs to whet a hiker's appetite. Popular Day Hikes 2: Canadian Rockies covers 37 popular , accessible trails in one of the world's most stunningly beautiful natural environments. Covering easy short-day walks, more strenuous full-day hikes and the occasional scramble. Popular Day Hikes in Kananaskis Country Guide Book. Popular Day Hikes is a series of books for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well established staging areas.  They include detailed maps and color photographs.  Kananaskis Country by Gillean Daffern covers 38 popular day hikes from easy, short day walks to ridge walks, with a pitch or two of easy scrambling. Famed worldwide for its natural beauty, Vancouver Island is blessed with towering mountains, thundering waterfalls and rich forests. Many of the most beautiful parts of the island, however, can be enjoyed only by those who explore its wilderness trails.
Popular Day Hikes in Northern Okanagan BC Guide Book. Located in the interior of British Columbia, stretching from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the south and situated between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap, Northern Okanagan covers 39 popular Central Cascades Day Hike Family Walks & Hikes in the Canadian Rockies - Volume 2. Visit some of the most stunning and scenic places in southern Alberta including Bragg Creek, Kananaskis, Moraine Lake, Yoho, the Icefield Parkway and Jasper This book by Andrew Nugara is for outdoor
Located in the interior of British Columbia, stretching from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the south and situated between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap, Northern Okanagan covers 39 popular day hikes in this stunning and open terrain. Discover the best trails for day hiking in Washington State’s Central Cascades. Now updated and redesigned with full-color photography, the Day Hike! series was written for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. From Snoqualmie Pass to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to Stevens Pass, the 69 incredible hikes in this popular guidebook feature the lush forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and alpine meadows unique to Washington State. Each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more. Family Walks & Hikes in the Canadian Rockies - Volume 2. Visit some of the most stunning and scenic places in southern Alberta including Bragg Creek, Kananaskis, Moraine Lake, Yoho, the Icefield Parkway and Jasper This book by Andrew Nugara is for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.  It includes accurate guides with routes, maps, and color photographs with 47 hikes listed.
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide Walks & Easy Hikes in the Canadian Rockies Guide Book. This comprehensive guide book is ideal for casual explorers of all ages, abilities and interests. In fact, Walks and Easy Hikes provides all the information you need to experience the magnificent moun Prairie Paddling - Discovering Alberta's Badlands book. Paddling Alberta's prairie rivers is easy, relaxing, and rewarding. You can canoe for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks. You can camp on any sandbar or island that you like. You can explore bad
Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet, and named Adventurer of the Year by Outside and Person of the Year by Backpacker, Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada's Yukon. A comprehensive guide to all the best walks and easy hikes in Canada's Rocky Mountains. This book is ideal for casual explorers of all ages, abilities and interests. In fact, Walks and Easy Hikes provides all the information you need to experience the magnificent mountain environment of the Canadian Rockies from trails and paths that start right beside the road. Each hike is introduced with detailed route and trailhead instructions. Prairie Paddling - Discovering Alberta's Badlands book. Paddling Alberta's prairie rivers is easy, relaxing, and rewarding. You can canoe for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks. You can camp on any sandbar or island that you like. You can explore badlands gullies and hoodoos, examine dinosaur bones embedded in the mud, view abundant wildlife right from your canoe, spot century old homesteads in the river valleys, try your luck at fishing, and wander through native grasslands sprinkled with wildflowers. Or you can simply paddle down the river, soak up the sun, and leave all your worries behind. Whether you're a seasoned canoeist or whether you've never before held a paddle in your hands, this book will help you plan a successful prairie paddling trip.
Kayaking Vancouver Island Guide Book. Here is the book kayakers have been waiting for, the insiders guide to the paddling paradise that is Vancouver Island. This guide features more than 20 trips ranging from a lazy day excursion in Gorge waterway to mult Wilderness Navigation handbook. The classic handbook for learning to navigate in the back country. Find your way using map, compass, altimeter and GPS. Includes extensive illustrated example of orientation and navigation and an appendix with 30 practice e Okanagan BC Wine & Food Tour Guide. This guide by John Schreiner and Luke Whittall covers wineries in the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and the Kootenays. It includes information on 240 wineries with maps, tasting room details, and recommendations.
Kayaking Vancouver Island Guide Book. Here is the book kayakers have been waiting for, the insiders guide to the paddling paradise that is Vancouver Island. This guide features more than 20 trips ranging from a lazy day excursion in Gorge waterway to multi-day voyages around Meares Island in Clayoquot Sound. This book lists where to launch, lunch, which currents to avoid and which tides to ride. Wilderness Navigation handbook. The classic handbook for learning to navigate in the back country. Find your way using map, compass, altimeter and GPS. Includes extensive illustrated example of orientation and navigation and an appendix with 30 practice exercises. Okanagan BC Wine & Food Tour Guide. This guide by John Schreiner and Luke Whittall covers wineries in the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and the Kootenays.  It includes information on 240 wineries with maps, tasting room details, and recommendations.
Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies Guide Book. This is your guide to the 63 best backpacking trips and day-hikes in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Mt Robison, Mt. Assiniboine, Wateron, Kananaskis, and Akamina-Kishinena Parks. Detailed trailhead descrip Canadian Hiker & Backpackers handbook. In this compact guide, Gadd shares his knowledge on how to plan a trip, what to bring and how to stay safe. Includes: How to choose the best equipment, such as backpacks, tents and sleeping bags. Optimal walking tech Kananaskis Country Trail guide book - Volume 1. Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Kananaskis Lakes, Elk Lakes. Offers something for every level of foot-traveler, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Clear and detailed text, enh
Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies is your guide to the 63 best backpacking trips and day-hikes in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Mt. Robison, Mt. Assiniboine, Wateron, Kananaskis, and Akamina-Kishinena Parks. Detailed trailhead descriptions, and a colour map for each hike help get you to the trailhead and keep you on route Canadian Hiker & Backpackers handbook. In this compact guide, Gadd shares his knowledge on how to plan a trip, what to bring and how to stay safe.  Includes:  How to choose the best equipment, such as backpacks, tents and sleeping bags;  Optimal walking techniques, hiking and backpacking with kids and dogs, first aid and accident response. Kananaskis Country Trail guide book - Volume 1. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveler, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.

Vol 1. Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Kananaskis Lakes, Elk Lakes
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - Volume 2 hiking book. This hiking guide focuses on The Jumpingpound, West Bragg and The Elbow regions. Complete with maps and detailed trail descriptions. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daf Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Hiking Guide Book. Includes Sheep and McLean Creek. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Dafferns bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updat Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - Volume 5 Hiking Book. Includes Flat Creek, Highwood, Cataract, Willow Creek and Livingstone. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Dafferns bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have bee
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - Volume 2 hiking book. This hiking guide focuses on The Jumpingpound, West Bragg and The Elbow regions. Complete with maps and detailed trail descriptions. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot traveler, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.


Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - Volume 4 Hiking Guide Book. Includes Sheep and McLean Creek. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.


Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - Volume 5 Hiking Book. Includes Flat Creek, Highwood, Cataract, Willow Creek and Livingstone. With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with color photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.
Lake Diefenbaker Depth Sounding Chart. These charts are not for navigation - they are not accurate enough for these purposes. Depths shown refer to full supply levels. Existing navigational hazards are not indicated. Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies Calgary's Best Walks - Urban & Nature Strolls book. Best selling author and intrepid urban walker, Lori Beattie is back with a brand new guidebook that leads you on 35 new Calgary walking routes. Surprises await! The routes included in this book introduce
Lake Diefenbaker Depth Sounding Chart. These charts are not for navigation - they are not accurate enough for these purposes. Depths shown refer to full supply levels. Existing navigational hazards are not indicated.

Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies – this 2nd Edition describes 100+ great routes for snowshoers of all levels – from beginners who have never snowshoed, to experienced backcountry travellers who are looking for new challenges. The 61 routes described in the first edition have been augmented with 45 new routes, including trips in the Crowsnest Pass and new treks at Lake Louise. In addition, several routes have been updated with new descriptions and better photos. Alternative, safer routes up several soon-to-be-classic ascents such as Rummel Ridge and Rawson Ridge are also a new feature of this book.

The trips extend from scenic Waterton in the far south to the breathtaking Columbia Icefield in the north section of Banff National Park. Photos, maps and detailed route descriptions are provided for each trip, as well as level of difficulty, objective hazards and additional equipment requirements.

Calgary's Best Walks - 45 Urban Jaunts & Nature Strolls book. Best selling author and intrepid urban walker, Lori Beattie is back with a brand new guidebook that leads you on 35 new Calgary walking routes. Surprises await! The routes included in this book introduce you to parts of the city that may be new to you. Use the routes as guidelines and then expand on them. Change your route mid stride and explore. The fun part about urban walking is the unknown, the surprises around unexplored corners. Create your own urban walkabouts, and let me know if you uncover hidden stairways, pathways, or secret neighborhood cafes.