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This summer I am (planning on) taking a road trip through Canada, leaving from Seattle and going to Manitoba. On the way I am hoping to climb in Squamish, Skaha, and Banff, possibly some other places. Does anyone know of a good guidebook that encompasses all these places?

Thanks!
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Bow valley rock for banff jon jugenheimer
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Old book. Sorry. You will want Banff Rock jon jugenheimer
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Kevin Mclane has a book out called Canadian Rock. It encompasses all those areas and has select lines in each one. It is by no means a substitute guide for the respective local guides to the area as it can't have every route in it otherwise it would be 1000 pages, but it does a good job at identifying the classics and giving people a good idea where to go. tsouth
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Anything out there for eastern Canada rock? rpc
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Check out this publisher, they carry most of the relevant guidebooks for Western Canada

highcol.ca/
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rpc wrote:
Anything out there for eastern Canada rock?



Not that I'm aware of. There are, however, plenty of local and regional guidebooks. Eastern Canada is huge!

MEC offers a pretty good selection of those local and regional guidebooks.
mec.ca/shop/climbing-guidebook...
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Dom - thanks! A few local guides look interesting & I have not seen them before. rpc
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Thanks everyone, helps a lot! Austin May
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+1 for Canadian Rock select Brad Warne
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I'm sure you've already figured this out on your own, but for Squamish, THE book is Squamish Select, by Mark Bourdon. I haven't been out to Skaha yet, but Skaha Rock looks like the best bet as far as a guidebook for that specific area. I haven't used the Canadian Rock book, so I can't comment on it. Gavin W
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I heard there's a really nice new guidebook coming out for Quebec. Unfortunately, it's in French. But it should be a significant improvement from the other options on the table. I think it's from the same people who did the ice guide and that is stunning and fairly comprehensive. ml242
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ml242 wrote:
I heard there's a really nice new guidebook coming out for Quebec.


For the whole Province?
Where did you hear this? Is there anything online that references this?
Just curious. Thanks.

ml242 wrote:
Unfortunately, it's in French.


Probably not your intention but wow, you make it sound like the French language is somehow inferior.
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That's the info I got at la cordee on st catherine a month ago.

Thin skinned much? Maybe if other English speaking people ask for it they'll do a run of books that could be more useful to non French speakers.
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