Graeme Pole has been writing professionally since 1989. He is the best-selling author and photographer of six non-fiction books that describe the human history and the natural history of western Canada: Canadian Rockies SuperGuide (1991, 1997), The Canadian Rockies: A History in Photographs (1991), Walks and Easy Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (1992, 1996), Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (1994, 2003), The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill (1996) and David Thompson (2003).He has written and published one novel, Healy Park (1998). His wilderness essays and photography have been widely circulated.
Graeme's books have aggregate annual sales of more than thirty thousand copies. Three of his titles have been finalists in the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies won the Mountain Exposition category at the inaugural festival in 1994. Graeme has been a runner-up for the Andy Russell Nature Writers' Award (1995), a finalist in the Crown of the Continent Nature Writing Award (1998), and in 1997 received a Northwest Outdoor Writers' Association "Excellence in Craft Award," and the inaugural Teddi Brown Award for Nature Writing, for which he was also runner-up. Healy Park was a "Staff Pick" at the Calgary Public Library, and was published to favourable reviews in 1998.
Graeme continues to write fiction and non-fiction. He has circulated an illustrated anthology of landscape essays, yet to be published, and has a novel, set in coastal BC, on the back burner. He lives with his family near Hazelton in northwestern BC, where he serves as a paramedic.