About Us

The Canadian Rockies Travel Guide is a travel planning website for travellers who are looking for the most comprehensive and useful information on travel to the Canadian Rockies, including up to date advice on activities, hotels, campgrounds, and restaurants. This Canadian Rockies Travel Guide was created using content from a number of well-respected authors and photographers who live in the region. Much of the content also appears in traditional print form, but this online medium allows the opportunity for us to update and expand content continuously.

The following elements contribute to ensuring the Canadian Rockies Travel Guide will help you plan a memorable vacation:

Local expertise: All content on this website has been created by experienced writers who live in the Canadian Rockies.

Up-to-date: Unlike traditional printed books or websites operated by multinational companies far removed from the region, we’re here in the Canadian Rockies, so we can keep content up-to-date, whether it’s hiking trail closures or a new café.

Best of the best: The difference between our recommendations and those found on other websites is that we all live here – we spend our summers camping, we dine in local restaurants, and we know the best fishing spots.

Inspiring images: All photos appearing on this site were taken by our own photographers, allowing you to see what the Canadian Rockies looks like before leaving home.

Canadian Rockies Authors

Our writers include Banff resident Andrew Hempstead, who has authored over 70 guidebooks that have sold over 700,000 copies. His client list includes traditional publishers such as Avalon Travel (Moon Handbooks), Frommers, Michelin, Odyssey, and Dorling Kindersley. His writing has also appeared in numerous magazines and online for clients such as Expedia. He also writes and edits for corporate clients like Parks Canada and Travel Alberta. Hempstead is also an academy member of S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, has spoken on travel writing to a national audience, and has been called on by CNN Travel for Canadian travel advice.

There is arguably no one in the world who knows more about hiking in the Canadian Rockies than Brian Patton, our hiking expert. For the past 40 years, Patton has interpreted the natural and human history of the Canadian Rockies in books, on film and through presentations. His books include the iconic Canadian Rockies Trail Guide, as well as 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park, Parkways of the Canadian Rockies, Tales from the Canadian Rockies, Mountain Chronicles: Jon Whyte and Bear Tales from the Canadian Rockies. He continues to work on a variety projects from his home in Invermere, British Columbia.

Our resident Canadian Rockies photography expert is Wayne Lynch, Canada’s best known and most widely published wildlife photographer. His photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in 50 countries. He is also the author and photographer of a dozen highly acclaimed natural history books for adults and nearly 40 books published for children and young adults.