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RMB at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

As a key program of Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, the Book Competition is an internationally recognized literary competition that celebrates mountain literature in all its forms.  Over $20,000 in cash is awarded annually with 8 awards selected by an international jury of writers, adventurers and editors.  The short list of category award … Continued

Feel the Wild with Daniel Fox: North American Book Tour

Join RMB author, solo wilderness explorer, FUJIFILM X-Photographer, Sandisk Extreme Team member and founder of WILD.ECO, Daniel Fox at a venue near you for an evening of storytelling, photo sharing and more! Feel the Wild is an intimate and powerful story about Nature and our relationship with it, told through stunning photography and thought-provoking writing. … Continued

RMB turns 40!

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain Books! Founded in 1979 by passionate and renowned mountaineers Tony and Gillean Daffern, RMB has grown to become one of Canada’s more vibrant, long-standing and evolving book publishers. Established to specialize primarily in guidebooks for hikers, climbers and skiers, RMB has repositioned itself for the 21st century and now … Continued

Global Climate Strike: September 20th, 2019

September 20th, 2019 is the first anniversary of 16 year-old Greta Thunberg’s courageous stand on the climate issue in Sweden. This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces, schools and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. From the Global … Continued

Back to school with RMB!

As summer comes to an end and everybody is getting ready to head back to school, RMB has a put together a great selection of back to school reads for kids, teens, and parents! Take a look… For ages 0-3… Discovering People, Discovering Numbers, Discovering Words, Discovering Animals by Neepin Auger With beautiful illustrations and … Continued

RMB Photographer Feature

Rocky Mountain Books has an amazing selection of photography books for you to choose from. We spoke with some of our awesome authors and photographers about their inspiration and passion for photography: Paul Zizka  What inspires your photography? Nature inspires everything I do. It gets me back in touch with my inner child, with my … Continued

RMB in the News!

Here’s a look at RMB books and authors in the news recently: When Trains Ruled the Rockies by Terry Gainer Book Review: When Trains Ruled the Rockies Crag and Canyon Author writes about his life above the Banff train station West Coast 123’s by Jocey Asnong Hakai Magazine New Beach Reads for Kids of … Continued

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated annually on June 21st to honour, recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of  First Nations, Inuit and Metis Indigenous peoples in Canada. At RMB, we believe in promoting real stories from Indigenous peoples every day of the year! We spoke with some of our authors to discover what … Continued

Outdoor inspiration for the May Long Weekend

It’s starting to feel like summer! The May Long Weekend marks the convergence of spring and summer celebrating all at once camping, parades, hiking, canoeing, lake-sitting, climbing, mountain biking, and anything else you can jam into a weekend of outdoor fun! Here’s a few ideas to narrow it down for you and plan an unforgettable … Continued

3 ways to celebrate Mum this Mothers Day

Okay, maybe we don’t always remember to call her back, and we usually forget to text her to let her know we got back from the mountains safe…but Mum deserves a little extra celebration this Mothers’ Day (May 12)! Here are some ways to show your mum or the women in your life how rad … Continued

Sneak Peek | When Trains Ruled the Rockies

All aboard! This May RMB is excited to publish When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station by Terry Gainer, a personal history of the Banff train station from 1948 through 1962. Drawn from Terry’s personal memories and experiences from his years living and working at the legendary Banff Railway Station, When Trains … Continued

Your Spring Hiking Guide

As we await the big thaw after a particularly cold winter, we can’t help but flip through guidebooks to get us in the mood for spring hiking season. Here are some essential guidebooks to start planning your spring and summer adventures no matter what your experience level! Family Fun… Put an end to mid-spring-break boredom! … Continued