Mountains to Metropolis: The Elbow River Watershed is a book written to promote watershed education and awareness, combining explorations in the watershed with multi-disciplinary investigations to place the reader in the watershed itself. On an engaging journey from its mountain headwaters to its urban mouth, topical, illustrated stories of the watershed’s unique history, ecology, geography, hydrology and human pursuits are told. The watershed’s beauty is savoured, at the same time as threats to its continued health are discussed.