It seemed that there were more changes than usual in the Canadian Rockies since the 2013 edition of Moon Canadian Rockies – new cafes and restaurants, changes to the way campground reservations are made, and more. But the region is also much busier than it’s been in previous years, so with this update of Moon Canadian Rockies, I’ve included tips to avoiding crowds, find parking, get reservations where you want to stay and eat – all strategies to ensure you have a hassle-free trip.

For the last few years, a “Spotlight” (condensed) book on Banff National Park has been taken from the my Canadian Rockies book. This year, Moon Banff National Park is a full-length guidebook, with its own frontmatter and backmatter sections.

The 8th edition of Moon Canadian Rockies and 1st edition of Moon Banff National Park was released in May 2016. For information about these books, visit

Canadian Rockies guidebook         Banff guidebook