Popular Day Hikes: Kananaskis Country – Revised & Updated

By (author): Gillean Daffern
ISBN 9781771602655
Softcover | Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
152 Pages
$20.00 CAD

About the Book

Featuring a fresh design and the most current route updates, Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

Alberta’s favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Kananaskis Country is located on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, just a short drive west of Calgary. The areas of Canmore, Bow Valley, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Highwood, Elbow, Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Sheep and Jumpingpound all offer a wide range of choices for those day trippers looking for unique and irresistible views throughout this world-renowned mountain range. From easy, short day walks to ridgewalks – with a pitch or two of easy scrambling – there is something in this volume for everyone. Some of the trips included are:

  • Ha Ling Peak
  • Barrier Lake Lookout
  • Ribbon Falls
  • Upper Kananaskis Lake
  • Ptarmigan Cirque
  • Burstall Pass
  • Picklejar Lakes
  • Mount Burke
  • Volcano Ridge Loop
  • Nihahi Ridge

Each hike includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

About the Author(s)

Gillean Daffern has explored 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 now in its 4th 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.

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