The Canadian Rockies


64 pages
ISBN 1-55153-828-8
DDC 971.1'0022'2




Reviewed by Patricia Morley

Patricia Morley is professor emerita of English and Canadian Studies at
Concordia University and an avid outdoor recreationist. She is also the
author of The Mountain Is Moving: Japanese Women’s Lives, Kurlek, and
Margaret Laurence: The Long Journey Hom


The fine color photography featured in The Canadian Rockies is organized
primarily by area but also by topic, such as “Wildlife.” The text,
which is minimal, consists of short commentaries set beside individual
scenes. The book is obviously aimed at the tourist or traveler who would
welcome a pictorial record of this rugged alpine landscape.

Areas covered include all the best-known ones: Waterton Lakes National
Park, Kananaskis Park, Banff and historic Banff Springs Hotel, Lake
Louise and Moraine Lake, Yoho National Park, the Icefield Parkway and
Athabasca Falls, Jasper and Mount Robson. Captured in the wildlife
scenes are bears, sheep, mountain goats, beaver, and the
well-camouflaged pika or rock rabbit.

This well-designed book would make an excellent gift or trip souvenir.


Grobler, Sabrina., “The Canadian Rockies,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024,