June 18th is Father’s Day! If you need a little inspiration to find the perfect gift to show your appreciation to dad, grandpa, and the father-figures in your life on this special day, we’re here to help.
Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide – filled with an amazing variety of books that are sure to please Dad no matter what! And…did we mention they are all under $30?
For anyone that enjoys spending time in the backcountry, this gripping book by Jeremy Evans and Crosbie Cotton is a must-read.
Mauled carefully details what happened deep in an Alberta forest where few modern humans tread. Jeremy’s miraculous recovery and life lessons learned when so close to death show that human determination can defy the greatest of odds, and that setting small goals along the road to recovery can lead to remarkable achievements. Despite the traumatic stress the encounter produced, Jeremy holds no animosity toward the bear and still enjoys spending time in the backcountry. To him the grizzly was doing what the best parents do: protect their young.
You don’t have to be a pro fly fisher to enjoy Trout Tracks by well-known author and essayist Jim McLennan!
Drawn from 55 years of excessive obsession with trout, water, streams, and flies, this collection of essays from Canada’s most widely read fly-fishing author since Roderick Haig-Brown reveals the depth of engagement that this sport engenders. Poised and polished words reveal the flaws and virtues of humanity, the strength of Mother Nature, the beautiful mystery that is a wild trout, and the obsessed’s inexplicable need to outsmart a creature with a brain the size of a pea.
Geoff Powter has been a mountain writer, editor, and presenter for more than 30 years. For anyone who appreciates adventure and being in the mountains, Inner Ranges will tick all the boxes.
This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, some touches of humour, and award-winning profiles of some of Canada’s mountaineering greats. Stories include conversations with and profiles of alpine personalities such as Barry Blanchard, Sonnie Trotter, Lena Rowat, Raphael Slawinski, David Jones and many more.
Nothing beats a family hike for Father’s Day! Andrew Nugara has spent a lot of time hiking in the Rockies creating a new and inspiring collection of comfortable walks and spectacular hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in a number of beautiful places.
Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions, and full-colour photographs. Each route includes:
- detailed directions to trailheads
- colour maps and photographs
- seasonal information
- round-trip distances
- trail commentary
- difficulty ratings