Guides to Backpacking and Hiking Canada

Discover coastal trails, day hiking trails, mountain bike routes, hot springs, majestic mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, wine country, hidden gems of national parks, overnight camping trips, the Canadian Rockies, and backcountry trails. Breathe in some fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, and experience a sense of peace and tranquility.

Exploring Alberta: A Guide to Western Canada’s Most Scenic Province

A comprehensive travel book that takes readers on a journey through the diverse and stunning province of Alberta, Canada.

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200 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

Banff, with towering mountain peaks, massive glaciers, impossibly blue lakes and abundant wildlife, became Canada’s first national park in 1885, and it remains one of the most popular destinations in the country. But this world-famous park is just one attraction in a province filled with natural wonders that include dense forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious badlands concealing the remains of dinosaurs. Everyone can enjoy nature. This guide includes sections on family-friendly hikes, as well as trails that are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Snowshoeing trips, cycling trails, lake skating, mountain wildflower hikes and canyon ice walks.

Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador

Hike along rocky shoreline or through wildflower-filled river valleys. Kayak to a secluded island for a picnic lunch and camp out under the stars at oceanside parks.

Banff National Park Hiking Guide: The Best 12 Trails for a Serene Escape in Canada

The top 12 hikes in Banff National Park, including the awe-inspiring views, picturesque lakes, and majestic mountains. Hiking not only transforms your own life, but also gives your children and furry friends an unforgettable adventure.

Banff National Park (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map) 

Banff is Canada’s first and most visited national park. Banff is one of the world’s premiere destinations, spanning a region of unparalleled majestic mountain scenery. This Map Pack combines two maps that cover Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. All three national parks cover one of the most rugged areas in North America with mountain glaciers and breathtaking lakes.

Lake Louise in Banff National Park with its glacier-fed turquoise lakes and Mount Victoria Glacier in the background.

Banff National Park: Scenic Drives, Wildlife, Hiking & Skiing

The Best Hikes in Banff: Find the right trek for you. Follow the vast network of hiking trails along glacial valleys and discover alpine lakes and spectacular vistas. Soak in a natural hot spring, treat yourself at a luxurious mountain resort, or discover the park’s history at one of Banff’s excellent museums. Grab coffee at a local shop or experience the town’s classic après-ski nightlife.

Best of Glacier, Banff & Jasper: Make the Most of One to Three Days in the Parks

Trek through fields of alpine wildflowers, walk beneath waterfalls, get your adrenaline pumping on the Glacier Skywalk, and spot wild moose or grizzlies roaming the mountainside. Easy itineraries for one to three days in Glacier, Banff, and Jasper National Parks, from a scenic drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road to a day of hiking through glacial valleys to a weekend exploring the best of all three parks with mix-and-match itineraries.

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British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies

Covers Vancouver, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Banff & Jasper National Parks. explore Stanley Park in Vancouver, climb Malahat Skywalk, seek adventure in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Hiking the Ancient Forests of British Columbia and Washington

Walk in the solitude of the giants, along classic hikes through majestic stands of old-growth forests. Detailed trail information is accompanied by natural history and ecology along the way.

Waterfall Hikes in Southern British Columbia

Hiking directions to more than 100 cascading water features in the BC Rockies and Southern Interior mountain ranges, as well as the Okanagan. This is the ultimate companion for those looking to chase spectacular and serene waterfalls in Western Canada.

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Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia

Nestled in the Strait of Georgia between British Columbia’s mainland and Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands are a hiker’s paradise.

Destination Hikes: In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

This guide covers Duffey Lake and the Stein Valley in the north, Washington’s Cascade Mountains in the south, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands in the west, and Manning Park and the Coquihalla in the east.

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia: The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trips

This book features backpacking routes from the North Shore to Pemberton and Lytton and from the Sunshine Coast to the Similkameen Valley. Beautiful photographs showcase what you’ll see along the way: mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls, old-growth forests, and more.

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Best Hikes and Nature Walks with Kids in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

The best thing about hiking with kids is appreciating nature as a whole family. But hiking with kids can be challenging when little ones get tired, cold, or hungry. This book carefully chooses trails for kids of a variety of ages and skill levels.

Bowron Lakes Hiking Map

The Bowron Lakes are an unusual geological fault, creating a diamond-shaped square in Central British Columbia. There is only one dirt road leading to this pristine wilderness, which is so large, it takes seven days to complete the route.

Camping British Columbia, the Rockies, and Yukon: The Complete Guide to Government Park Campgrounds

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Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest

Descriptions of more than 80 scenic hikes to or starting at more than 140 hot springs in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks

Although much of the vast Canadian wilderness is fraught with challenging terrain, unpredictable weather, and sometimes threatening wildlife, there are also pleasant beaches, waterfalls, and places to kick back and relax in.

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Canadian Rockies: With Banff & Jasper National Parks: Hike, Camp, See Wildlife

From day hikes to a two-week Canadian Rockies road trip designed for outdoor adventurers, families with kids, winter sports enthusiasts, and more.

Waterfall Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

This family-friendly hiking guidebook details more than 70 waterfalls in the Alberta and British Columbia Rockies, encompassing an area north of the Trans-Canada Highway to Valemount, and includes the many iconic national and provincial parks that straddle the Continental Divide. 

Canadian Rockies Travel Guide

Discover all the hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies, from soaring peaks to ancient glaciers. Unlock the secrets of the great outdoors and explore the mesmerizing wildlife. Indulge in thrilling outdoor pursuits and create memories that will last a lifetime. Find the best attractions and activities, as well as advice on where to stay.

Beer Hiking Canadian Rockies: The Tastiest Way to Discover the Mountain Ranges of Alberta and British Columbia

Each carefully selected hike leads you through a stunning natural landscape and ends near a brewery or a brewpub where a local craft beer awaits you! This full-color guidebook features the best one- to six-hour beer hikes in Alberta and British Columbia.

Cape Breton Island: Touring the Cabot Trail and Beyond

The Cabot Trail is famed for spectacular views of mountains, ocean and forest. Then there are its hidden treasures, its sandy beaches and peaceful woodland trails, the habitat of wild birds and animals, as well as many species of wildflowers and trees.

Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island

Bringing together 100 of the Island’s incredible waterfalls and hidden gems from the Fleur de Lys, Marconi, Bras d’Or Ceilidh, and Cabot trails, this guide explores iconic and little-known falls, including Uisge Bàn Falls and the tallest waterfall in Nova Scotia, Rocky Brook Falls.

Cape Breton Island: Mystic Waterfalls – Coffee Table Book

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Edmonton Travel Guide (2024)

Edmonton Made Easy: Super Easy Guide to Discover the Most Popular Local Attractions, Restaurants, Hiking Trails & Activities While Exploring the City of Champions!

This handy pocket-sized travel guide includes:

  • All the pre-trip preparations you will need before arriving in Edmonton.
  • The top local restaurants in Edmonton that you will not find anywhere else.
  • The most popular attractions that have to be seen to be believed.
  • Local hidden gems in and around the City Of Edmonton.
  • Day trips that must be experienced.
  • Top activities, restaurants, and hiking trails for the entire family.

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Hamilton: Beyond the Falls: The Ultimate Guide to Canada’s Waterfall Capital 

Discover Hamilton’s Natural Wonders: Unveil the City of Waterfalls, boasting enchanting gems like Webster’s Falls, Tews Falls, and more. Hit the trails along the Bruce Trail or the Hamilton Waterfront Trail for breathtaking views and memorable hiking experiences. Unveil the City of Waterfalls, boasting enchanting gems like Webster’s Falls, Tews Falls, and more.

Jasper National Park Hiking Guide

The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of the word. Its landscape covers an expansive region of rugged backcountry trails and mountainous terrain. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you explore a diverse range of trails, carefully selected to cater to all skill levels and interests. 

Jasper National Park Map & Illustrated Trails

Hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail

Dustin Lynx helps hikers piece together the myriad individual routes that form a continuous trail along the Divide. Lynx breaks the trail into shorter, more attainable segments and thoroughly describes the terrain and condition of each. 

U.S. & Canadian Rocky Mountains Road Trip: Drive the Continental Divide and Explore 9 National Parks

Choose a portion of the road trip that covers the Rockies in the U.S. and Canada or embark on the ultimate three-week route between Calgary and Denver, including Jasper, Banff, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Zion. Hike through alpine wildflowers, beneath waterfalls, and past snowy peaks and glaciers. Spot wild elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, marvel at Yoho’s thundering Takkakaw Falls, or paddle over a crystal-clear lake. 

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Hiking Trails of Montréal and Beyond

Featuring 50 hiking routes within 150 km of Montreal, this handy guide explores trails within the city, Laval, and in the adjacent Laurentians, Lanaudière, Montérégie, and Eastern Townships.

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Hiking Trails of New Brunswick

New Brunswick offers a dizzying array of hiking challenges, spectacular views, and amazing wildlife. Veteran trail enthusiasts Marianne and H.A. Eiselt lead hikers from one end of the province to the other, along river valleys, through provincial and national parks, along the coasts, and up and down mountains.

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Waterfalls of New Brunswick

New Brunswick is home to more than 1,000 waterfalls — some remote, and some surprisingly accessible. Spilling over an incredible range of ancient geological terrain, each of the 55 waterfalls photographed for this richly illustrated volume is complemented by descriptions, directions, and background information on each site. Spanning all five regions of New Brunswick (Acadian Coastal, Appalachian Range, River Valley Scenic, Fundy Coastal, and Miramichi River), there’s something for everyone — you may even want to strap on your backpack and head out to experience them yourself.

Niagara Falls Uncovered: Embark on a Journey of Wonder and Beauty in the Heart of Nature

This meticulously crafted guide is your ultimate companion for discovering the breathtaking allure of Niagara Falls and its surrounding treasures. From the mighty Horseshoe Falls to the serene Bridal Veil Falls, find exhilaration on Hiking Trails with panoramic vistas. Explore nearby gems on day trips, such as the renowned Niagara Wine Country.

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Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada

Fodor’s guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. 

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia

Pack up and get ready to hike the beautiful trails of Nova Scotia. Highlights 60 of the province’s most picturesque trails, including the Halifax and the Eastern Shore’s Marine Drive, the South Shore’s Lighthouse Route, and Kejimkujik National Park.

Waterfalls of Nova Scotia

This rich compendium includes famous waterfalls such as Garden of Eden Fall, Wentworth Falls, Cuties Hollow, Annandale Falls and Butcher Hill Falls, as well as lesser-known but easy to locate gems.

Ontario Road Map

Includes detailed provincial map of Ontario and regional maps of: Cambridge, Fort Frances, Greater Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, Kapuskasing, Kenora, Kirkland Lake, Kitchener, New Liskeard, Niagara Region, North Bay, Ottawa, Rainy River, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Waterloo and Windsor.

Ontario: Backroads of Southern Georgia Bay

Whether you hike, bike, cross-country ski or drive, there are plenty of routes, sites and activities to find in this geologically diverse corner of Ontario.

Canada’s Lake Ontario Uncorked: Wine Country Road Trips from Niagara Peninsula to Prince Edward County

Explore one of the most colorful and multifaceted winemaking regions in the world.

Waterfalls of Ontario

The definitive guide to enjoying and exploring the province’s most beautiful falls. Packed with full-page color photographs, this third edition adds a new section covering the area north of Lake Superior to Thunder Bay. Additional waterfall visits have also been added for other areas of the province, giving you 27 more new places to discover. Adventure awaits at new hotspots like Kakabeka Falls, Mink Creek Falls, Kap Kig Iwan Falls and Pigeon River High Falls.

Paddling and Hiking in Ontario’s Southern Shield Country

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Best Hikes Vancouver: The Greatest Views, Wildlife, and Forest Strolls

41 best hikes within a close proximity of the city, perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. The rewards of hiking near Vancouver are plentiful: Howe Sound panoramas, island explorations to giant Doug firs, an up-close look at The Lions, feeling the spray of Shannon Falls, and spotting migratory flocks at Boundary Bay.

Backpacking on Vancouver Island: The Essential Guide to the Best Multi-Day Trips and Day Hikes

Vancouver Island is home to legendary backpacking routes. This guide takes you to the best of the best, whether you’re looking for a weekend trip to a mountain peak, a multi-day adventure to a secluded beach, or an easy day trip to a waterfall. 

Easy Hiking Around Vancouver: An All-Season Guide

68 superb hikes through forests, up hills, and along rivers, many within an hour’s reach of downtown Vancouver.

Hiking Trails: Northern Vancouver Island

Your guide to Strathcona Park and the trails of North Vancouver Island, including Hornby, Quadra, Malcolm, and Nootka Islands. The Vancouver Island Trails Information Society is a non-profit society dedicated to providing accurate information to the public about parks and trails on Vancouver Island. It covers Great Central Lake to Cape Scott, Hornby, Quadra, Malcolm, and Nootka Islands.

Hiking Trails: South-Central Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

South-Central Vancouver Island, including Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Duncan and the Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith, Cedar, Yellow Point, Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands, Oceanside, Port Alberni, and Long Beach.

Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island

The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island offers some of the most spectacular and storied hiking in the Pacific Northwest. Home to the world-famous West Coast Trail, once a lifeline for marooned sailors and still among the most breathtaking yet demanding hikes on the continent, the Island’s western shores also feature lesser-known coastal trails for all abilities. From the tidal pools and pocket beaches of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail to the craggy surf-swept shores of Shushartie Bay and the North Coast Trail, the ten areas covered in this volume will give you a taste of the region’s best hiking terrain.

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The Cohos Trail: 170-Miles of Hiking Trail from the Whites to Canada

The Cohos Trail stretches from Crawford Notch below Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forest all the way to a two-acre fen on the Canadian border that is the headwaters of the Connecticut River. And the trail links with the 70-mile Sentiers Frontaliers trail system in Quebec to create the second international hiking pathway in the East.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Mexico to Canada

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada

Detailed guidance highlights the best spots for wildlife watching, favorite places for kayaking, swimming, camping, hiking, and other activities. This is the only guide you’ll need on your next foray into Canada’s splendid parks. It shows you how to make the most out of your visit to Canada’s 47 gorgeous national parks from Cape Breton Highlands to Banff to Pacific Rim National Park Preserve, plus the five newest additions: Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve, Mealy Mountains, Rouge Urban, Qausuittuq, and Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada. 

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Guidebook: Enjoy 740 Miles of Canoe and Kayak Destinations in New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine 

The route’s variety of flat water, swift water, and whitewater-expanding across a range of rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds provides extensive opportunities for canoe, kayak, and camping recreation. Vibrant communities along the way offer inns, B&Bs, and museums, as well as other recreational and historical attractions.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail Through-Paddler’s Companion

Recognized as the preeminent water trail by the American Canoe Association, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail begins in the Adirondacks at its western terminus in Old Forge, New York, ending at the eastern terminus in Fort Kent, Maine. It traverses 23 rivers and streams, 59 lakes and ponds, connects 45 communities and towns, and includes more than 65 portages, totaling about 70 miles.

Tourist Trains Guidebook

Inside, you’ll find more than 500 fascinating train rides, museums, trolleys, dinner trains, and historic depots across the United States and Canada. You’ll discover trains that travel over historic paths, journey into the wilderness, and provide scenic vistas only seen by rail.

Fodor’s Toronto: With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region

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Pacific Crest Trail: Washington North Map [Canada to Snoqualmie Pass] 

The PCT spans 2,650 miles from the Canadian border, through Washington, Oregon, and California to the southern terminus on the Mexican border. The famous trail crosses some of the most wild and scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

Northwest Road Trip: Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, the Olympic Peninsula, Portland, the Oregon Coast & Mount Rainier

Over 30 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout.

101 Amazing Things to Do in Canada

Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, the Canadian Rockies, and more.

Montreal & Quebec Travel Guide

A vibrant mix of the old and new world, Montreal and Quebec stand as bucket-list destinations for many wanderers around the globe, who find themselves bewitched during their visit. With this travel guide you will explore the most enchanting pathways and uncover the hidden jewels of these French-Canadian regions.

Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip: Adventures from the Coast to the Mountains, with Victoria and the Sea-to-Sky Highway

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Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley

Vancouver has a bit of everything, and it’s all top-notch: fantastic food, excellent local wine, stylish shopping opportunities, boutique hotels, friendly people, world-class skiing in nearby Whistler (site of the 2010 winter Olympics), and gorgeous terrain for hiking, biking, boating, and beach-going. 

Backpacking on Vancouver Island: The Essential Guide to the Best Multi-Day Trips and Day Hikes

Fodor’s Canadian Rockies: with Calgary, Banff, and Jasper National Parks

Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks, as well as Banff and Jasper towns and Kananaskis Country.

Moraine Lake: 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Bright Unique Puzzle of Banff National Park, Canada

National Geographic Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada

This guide showcases 236 national historic sites, including numerous Parks Canada places, and gives visitors fact-packed text that features history, natural history, and must-see elements and events at each place. 

Canada East Map

Canada West Map

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Canada – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Best Road Trips Canada

Covers British Columbia & Yukon Territory, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, and more.

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Trans-Canada Rail Guide

10 major stops along the lines: Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill and Vancouver.

Off the Beaten Path: A Hiking Guide to Vancouver’s North Shore

From Horseshoe Bay and Lighthouse Park to the Baden-Powell Trail and Goldie Lake, discover the rugged beauty of the North Shore up close and on foot.

Backpacking & Hiking Vancouver’s North Shore

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