Books and Guides

Whether you’re looking for a brightly coloured volume of glossy pages to grace your coffee tables back home, or an in depth guide to one of the Banff area’s many challenging and rewarding hikes through the backcountry, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at The Bear and the Butterfly.  Owned and operated by The Friends of Banff, The Bear and the Butterfly prides itself on its selection of award winning novels by Canadian and international authors, rich historical narratives of the area, profound works by First Nations authors and artists, locally seasonal cookbooks, engaging children's books and indispensible guides to the Canadian Rocky Mountain trails, waterways, plants and wildlife.  Feel free to browse our online catalogue for a sample of the books and guides available at either of our stores listed below.  We look forward to seeing you!

The Bear and The Butterfly
214 Banff Avenue | Banff, AB | T1L 1C3 | 403 762 8911

Retail Store at Parks Canada Information Centre
224 Banff Avenue | Banff, AB | T1L 1C3 | 403 760 5332



Canadian Rockies Guide Books:

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