Where to find the KC trail guide

To answer  Willibrad, here is a list from RMB of where the books are available. If a store doesn’t have it, ask them why not.

  • Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
  • Amazon.de (Germany)
  • Amazon.jp (Japan)
  • Audrey’s Books (Edmonton)
  • Bentley’s Books (Cochrane)
  • Blurb’s Books (Camrose)
  • Boundary Ranch (Kananaskis)
  • Cafe Books (Canmore)
  • Camper’s Village (Calgary & Edmonton)
  • Canadian Rockies Rafting Company (Canmore)
  • Chapters (Calgary)
  • Fortress Junction (Kananaskis)
  • Friends of Banff (Banff)
  • Friends of Kananaskis (Kananaskis)
  • Glenbow Museum (Calgary)
  • Goro Canyon Gift Shop (Banff)
  • Greenwood’s Bookshoppe (Edmonton)
  • Indigo (Calgary)
  • Indigo.ca (Canada)
  • Kananaskis Outfitters (Kananaskis)
  • Kerry Wood Nature Centre (Red Deer)
  • Map Town (Calgary & Edmonton)
  • Mountain Equipment Coop (Calgary)
  • Mountain Lights (Lake Louise)
  • Nanaimo Maps and Books (Nanaimo, BC)
  • Norseman Ski Shop (Calgary)
  • Owl’s Nest Books (Calgary)
  • Pages Books on Kensington (Calgary)
  • Second Story Books (Canmore)
  • Sparrowhawk Photo (Kananaskis)
  • Sundance Lodges (Kananaskis)
  • University of Calgary Bookstore (Calgary)
  • Valhalla Pure (Calgary & Edmonton)
  • Viewpoint (Banff)

The situation with MEC is frustrating, ever since all the book ordering was done from Vancouver by people who don’t know a lot about books. (Dennis, we miss you.). For instance, in the past MEC has sold well over a thousand trail guides. But  the latest edition is not even on the shelves yet, despite the book being out in mid May. When I asked customer service how many they had ordered, they looked it up on the computer and said 6, with 2 going to the Vancouver store!

At one time MEC was the place where I bought all my climbing books. Now they only stock guidebooks and Lonely Planet guides. The Calgary store should be supporting local authors like Chic Scott, Glen Boles and Kathy Calvert. Is anyone else irked by this?

Incidentally, most of the royalties from my books have gone  to the Bow Valley SPCA since its inception a number of years back.  (It’s a non kill facility.) So keep on buying!