Handbooks for Interpreters

The IGA Handbook for Interpretive GuidesĀ has gone digital, paper copies may be available, please ask for details.

We have great stories to tell you.

Effectively communicating the unique heritage of the mountain parks requires knowledge and fact, but it also requires an in-depth understanding of effective interpretation techniques. The Handbook for Interpretive Guides is filled with information that will help ensure your guests have an outstanding experience when they are travelling with you. It contains skills, strategies, examples and scripts that transform facts, figures and information associated with the natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks into usable interpretive narratives.

The Handbook for Interpretive Guides was originally published in August, 2006 and is now on its sixth printing (over 1000 copies sold!). By request, the Handbook has been shipped to interpreters and park services throughout Canada. It has also been shipped to Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It is praised for being an example of how local information can be transformed into usable interpretive stories.

Download a preview of the Handbook for Interpretive guides.Handbook Preview

Anyone taking the Apprentice level course through the Interpretive Guides Association will be emailed a digital copy of the handbook and the cost of the digital manual is included in the registration fee.

Order and Purchase Information:

Price: $60 plus GST Member price: $45 plus GST

Shipping costs will be added to the above costs for printed manuals and will be calculated prior to sending. If you would like to order a paper copy please email Tracey Gage at info@interpretiveguides.org to do so.

To purchase our digital manual please click here:

Purchase IGA digital Manual

Upon successful payment for the manual, a download link will be emailed to you. Keep this link, if a new release of the manual happens, the link will work for it.