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The Canadian Rockies Access Guide
The Canadian Rockies Access Guide should be tucked away in your day pack if you want to really enjoy the Rockies. The book covers all the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks including Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes. You also find a section on the Kananaskis area as well. The activities covered are biking, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, skiing, and more. There are dozens of maps and a wealth of excellent photographs. You'll even find recommendations on accommodations and restaurants.

Author: John Dodd, Gail Helgason, Photos Leslie & Mark Degner
Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
Paperback:
400 pages

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The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide
The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide opens with a good overview of hiking and backpacking in the Canadian Rockies, what you'll need, what to expect, along with some caveats. This is followed by over 150 detailed trail descriptions. The descriptions includes distances to points of interest, intersecting trails and spurs to keep you on track and well oriented. You'll also find approximate hiking times, elevation change, maximum elevation and the topographical maps required.

Author: Brian Patton, Bart Robinson
Publisher: Summerthought
Paperback:
450 pages, 2000


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Stikine River
Chilkoot Trail, Heritage Route to the Klondike The Chilkoot Trail runs from Dyea in Alaska to Bennett in British Columbia and represented the first major challenge to the prospectors that were drawn to the Yukon by the gold strike at Bonanza Creek. The trail was difficult enough, but it was turned into an incredible test of strength, stamina and fortitude by the requirements of the RCMP, that each man entering Canada bound for the gold fields, bring with him a ton of supplies. If your interested in hiking, backpacking or even just visiting this historic site, you be well served to get the book before you go. Note: The Chilkoot Trail is usually associated with the Yukon, but actually runs from Alaska into British Columbia.

Author: David Neufeld, Frank Norris (Contributor)
Publisher: Lost Moose Publishing
Paperback: 182 pages, 1996


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Northern
Manitoba from
Forest to
Tundra
103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia This is the classic for hikers in the spectacular lower mainland of British Columbia. Over a hundred hikes are listed in Vancouver, North Van, West Van, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Pemberton and the Fraser Valley. Each description includes information on access, approximate time, distance, elevation gain, along with the topographical maps required.

Authors: Jack Bryceland, Mary Macaree, David Macaree
Publisher: Mountaineers
Paperback: 240 pages, 2001

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A Hiking Guide to New Brunswick
A Hiking Guide to New Brunswick Over 90 trails are described in this, the definative guide to hiking in New Brunswick. You'll find trails for all different skill and fitness levels throughout the province including, Grand Manan, Mount Carleton, Kougibougiac and Fundy National Park, to name just a few. The trail descriptions include access, length, type, difficulty, approximate time, elevation gain and the topographical map(s) which cover the trail.

Author: Marianne Eiselt, H. A. Eiselt
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Paperback: 277 pages

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A Hiking Guide to the National Parks and Historic Sites
A Hiking Guide to the National Parks and Historic Sites of Newfoundland Over 50 trails are described in Gros Morne National Park, Terra Nova National Park and several historic sites throughout the province. The trails described are of varying difficulties, so those new to the sport as well as seasoned veterans will be pleased with the book. The trail descriptions include length, difficulty, time required and include photos and maps.

Author: Barbara Maryniak
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Paperback: 319 pages

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Best Hiking Trails in Western Newfoundland
Best Hiking Trails in Western Newfoundland The book covers hikes along the mountainous and rugged west coast of Newfoundland. From Port aux Basques north through the Blow Me Down Mountains, following up the coast to Gros Morne and on to L'Anse aux Meadows. The hikes described are for all levels of difficulty and novices or seasoned vetrans will have lots to choose from. .

Author: Keith Nicol
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Paperback: 64 pages

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Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia
Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia The book breaks down the province into several areas to provide regional coverage of the trials with two additional sections for the trails in the National Parks. You find over 60 trails listed, along with maps that provide basic contour lines. In addition each trail includes access, length, approximate time required, type, difficulty, cautions and the topographical map(s) you should have. .

Authors: Jonathon Reynolds and Heather Smith
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Paperback: 168 Pages - 1999

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Hike Ontario's Guide to Walks Around Toronto
Hike Ontario's Guide to Walks Around Toronto opens with a location map for the 40 listed walks and hikes, which stretch from Hamilton to just passed Oshawa in the east and north to Orangeville. You'll find descriptions of trails in the Conservation Areas and Provincial Parks, as well as walks through the cities botanical gardens. Each trail description includes the type of terrain, approximate time to complete, length and access. Perhaps the most interesting hikes are the routes along the ravines, which are an oasis of green cutting through the heart of Canada's corporate capital - Toronto is full of surprises!

Authors: Rich Freeman, Susan J. Freeman, Sue Freeman, Richard E. Freeman
Publisher: Footprint Press
Paperback: 224 pages

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Bruce Trail 
Bruce Trail - An Adventure along the Niagara Escarpment The book provides excellent information on the trail but it's greatest value perhaps is the insight it brings into the world of that unique animal, the thru-hiker. The Bruce is so often looked at from the perspective of the day or weekend hiker (which is understandable given its location and wealth of easy access points) but this world class backpacking trail also needs to be seen as the exceptional end-to-end hike that it is. The authors provide lots of fresh insights and information if you aspire to hike the whole thing.

Authors: William Newman, Sarah Ohmann, Bill Newman
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Paperback: 240 pages - 1999

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Ulysses Hiking in Quebec
Ulysses Hiking in Quebec: Travel Better, Enjoy More Hiking and backpacking trails in Quebec. The book covers over nearly 100 trails throughout the province. This is the only english language guide to hiking in Quebec we know of.

Author:
Publisher: Ulysses
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Whitehorse & Area Hikes & Bikes
Whitehorse & Area Hikes & Bikes opens with location maps then short sections on orienteering, backcountry safety, and ethics and an introduction to the area. This is followed by over 35 hiking and biking trail descriptions, which include, distances, elevation change, access and approximate time requirements. Natural elements and geological features are often noted. Each description includes a map or topographical map of the trail and the surrounding areas. .The book closes with sections on area weather, nature, ecology as well as contact information, area attractions and a bibliography.

Author:Author: Ken Madsen
Publisher: Stoddart, 1996
Paperback, 112 pages

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The Backpacker's Handbook
The Backpacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition Broad coverage of backcountry hiking and backpacking, techniques, tips, caveats and gear.


Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Paperback, 340 pages


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Beyond Backpacking
Beyond Backpacking: Ray Jardines Guide to Lightweight Hiking This highly regarded look at reducing your load is something you should read sooner, rather than later, your back and your feet will thank you for it.

Authors: Ray Jardine
Publisher: Adventure Lore Press
Paperback: 504 pages

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The NOLS Wilderness Guide
The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide: Revised and Updated Lays The classic from NOLS it covers navigation, injuries, techniques and much more.

Author: Mark Harvey
Publisher: Fireside
Paperback, 256 pages

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The Backpacker's Field Manual
The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills Through An excellent guide to backpacking and the backcountry written by the head of the highly regarded Princton Outdoor Action.

Authors: Rick Curtis
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Hardcover: 256 pages

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A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail A thoroughly entertaining description of an Appalachian thru hike which will inspire you if your thinking of doing the same and entertain you if you are an arm chair long distance hiker.

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
Paperback: 284 pages


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101 Essential Tips: Hiking
101 Essential Tips: Hiking A good introduction to the art and technique of hiking and backpacking.

Authors: Hugh McManners
Publisher: Dk Publishing
Paperback: 72 pages


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The West Coast Trail and Other Great Hikes
West Coast Trail and Other Great Hikes 8th Edition The West Coast Trail along the outer edge of Vancouver Island is acknowledged to be one of the worlds great treks.

Authors: Tim Leadem
Publisher: Douglas Mcintyre
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