Imagine This Valley

Essays and Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley


Imagine This Valley

Featuring essays from some of the area’s most beloved personalities, this exceptional literary anthology celebrates the landscape, culture, community and natural history of Alberta’s Bow Valley.

Canmore and Banff are collectively renowned for their mountain culture, diverse wildlife and scenes of breathtaking natural splendour. These vibrant mountain communities are also home to exceptional adventurers, artists, thinkers and writers. For the first time, some of the area’s best-known personalities have contributed essays to a collection of work that promotes this remarkable area like no other book has before. The contributors include

Rob AlexanderJocey AsnongBarry BlanchardIan BrownKristy DavidsonColette DerworizBen GaddJamey GlasnovicKatherine GovierMaria GregorishMiki KawanoFrances KlatzelMichale LangHarvey LockeDustin LynxLynn MartelBrewster NiehausRuth OltmannCarol PicardGraeme PoleJohn ReillyRobert William SandfordMargo TalbotJon WhyteAuthor royalties from Imagine This Valley will be donated and placed into a fund for young people from the Bow Valley who wish to pursue writing as a vocation. An initial amount of $2,000 will be placed in trust by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, and each year, starting in 2016, a $500 grant will be given to a student interested in pursuing their dream of writing.