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Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

This is the latest edition, with many updated species names, new geological data and fresh recreational info. The definitive guide to the Canadian Rockies, winner of national and international awards. Everything from bears to butterflies, rocks to ravens. Sections on hiking and biking, backpacking, mountaineering, back-country skiing, boating, human history […]

Operation Bow-Athabasca

This 8-1/2″ x 11″ highly pictorial publication serves two purposes. It provides an historical account of how the Geological Survey of Canada mapped the geology of the Canadian Rockies between Canmore and Jasper — most of that large area was mapped in only two summers, a remarkable achievement — and […]

Geology Road Tours

Ben has been asked many times to write a book like this, and here it is: a guide to the geology you see along all the major highways of the Canadian Rockies, from the Waterton area to the far northern end of the Rockies. The first printing sold out in […]

The Rockies

Large-format collection of outstanding photographs of the Canadian Rockies by Paul Lally and John Winnie, with extended captions by Ben. 127 pages, soft-cover, full color Published in the U.S. by Beautiful America, 1992, and in Canada by Firefly Books, also 1992. Out of print. ISBN 0-89802-588-5 in U.S., 1-895565-08-1 in […]


History of the coal-mining town of Bankhead, founded near Banff in 1905 but now long gone. Carefully researched, with many historical photos. 74 pages, soft-cover, B&W Published by Parks Canada and the Coal Association of Canada, 1989. Reissued by Friends of Jasper National Park. Distributed by Alpine Book Peddlers ISBN 0-9690845-5-2, […]