Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide – 5th Edition: Volume 1

Kananaskis Valley—Kananaskis Lakes—Elk Lakes—Smith-Dorrien

By (author): Gillean Daffern
ISBN 9781771605984
Softcover | Publication Date: May 16, 2023
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
392 Pages
$35.00 CAD

About the Book

It’s back, bigger and better than ever!

With over 150,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been exhaustively researched and regularly updated during the past 45 years. 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.

  • NEW! Descriptions have been rewritten to incorporate changes to Kananaskis Country after the floods of 2013.
  • NEW! Full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.
  • NEW! Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes.
  • NEW! Existing maps have been completely redrawn and enhanced.
  • NEW! Additional sketch maps included throughout.

Gillean’s clear and engaging text is enhanced with colour photos and detailed maps which enable everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area of the Canadian Rockies.

About the Author(s)

Gillean Daffern has been exploring Kananaskis Country for decades and understands its landscape and history intimately throughout every season of the year. She has also been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years and is the author of the renowned five-volume series Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, which is moving into its 5th edition and has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1979. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony Daffern, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.