A guide to the best hikes and microbreweries in the Canadian Rockies.
Beer lovers and hiking enthusiasts, these 30 Canadian Rockies hikes are for you! 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. Each trail description includes details on access, difficulty, duration, points of interest, and, at trail's end, a recommended beer, with notes on its appearance, aroma, and taste. You’ll also get an inside look at the creative and passionate craftspeople behind the brewing process.
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Upper Stoney Trail Ha Ling Peak Trailhead Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park RiverWalk Mist Mountain Nose Hill Park Sentinel Pass Emerald Basin Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Mount Alberta Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Hermit trail head Old Coach Trail, Radium trailhead Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Swift Creek Lookout Dove Hill Trail KLO Creek Regional Park RED Mountain Resort Crimson Lake Mount Fernie Provincial Park Folding Mountain Sulphur Skyline Trail Forest Heights Park Lois Creek Chain Lakes Provincial Park Black Diamond Midland Provincial Park Mara Canyon Trailhead Upper Bertha Falls Thompson Rim Trail Tanglefoot Creek Road Kimbol Lake Trail
Kendall Hunter grew up in the Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta. On skis since the age of 13 months, she's a former competitive ski racer familiar with the slopes and trails of the Canadian Rockies. After graduating in political science from the University of Calgary, she worked and lived in South Africa, England, Wales and Switzerland. Her first book, Black Taxi: Shooting South Africa (Turnstone Press. Winnipeg, Canada, 1996) is a photographic memoir about her experience as a news photographer in South Africa during the lead up to the country's first democratic elections. Her second book is the Swiss instalment of the global Culture Smart guidebook series (Kuperard, London. Second Edition, 2016). Kendall is also a featured contributor for the Women's Media Center in the US.
“Kendall Hunter’s entertaining book – which highlights 30 scenic hikes, some short, some long, that end at a microbrewery or brew pub where you can celebrate your adventure – is focused on the Canadian Rockies region.” –The Calgary Herald
“There are trail guides and there are beer guides. Author Kendall Hunter has taken the best of both worlds and combined them in her new book.” –The Jasper Fitzhugh