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1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die
Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.
Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey - and discovered the Passage he could not find.Disappointment River is a dual historical narrative and travel memoir that at once transports readers back to the heroic age of North American exploration and places them in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in the process of profound alteration by the dual forces of globalization and climate change. Fourteen years before Lewis and Clark, Mackenzie set off to cross the continent of North America with a team of voyageurs and Chipewyan guides, to find a trade route to the riches of the East. What he found was a river that he named "Disappointment." Mackenzie died thinking he had failed. He was wrong.In this book, Brian Castner not only retells the story of Mackenzie's epic voyages in vivid prose, he personally retraces his travels, battling exhaustion, exposure, mosquitoes, white water rapids and the threat of bears. He transports readers to a world rarely glimpsed in the media, of tar sands, thawing permafrost, remote indigenous villages and, at the end, a wide open Arctic Ocean that could become a far-northern Mississippi of barges and pipelines and oil money.
The Wickaninnish Cookbook: Rustic Elegance on Nature's Edge
Penguin Random House Company
Perched between the majestic old-growth forests of Tofino and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, the Wickaninnish Inn is a destination like no other. In this evocative cookbook, the "Wick," as it is affectionately known, welcomes you into the warmth to share the celebrated cuisine of Inn's The Pointe Restaurant. Since the Wick first opened in 1996, it has been regarded for its rustic elegance, warm hospitality, and incredible west coast cuisine. This cookbook highlights the innovative dishes (and the stories behind them) that have made The Pointe a destination dining experience like no other, and paints a vivid picture of spectacular natural surroundings, west coast life, and scenic ocean-to-table dining. Memorable recipes from the Wick are coupled with signature recipes from current and former chefs--Warren Barr, Rod Butters, Matthias Conradi, Mark Filatow, Justin Laboissiere, Duncan Ly, Andrew Springett, and Matt Wilson--and combine cutting edge techniques with fresh, seasonal ingredients, to create a distinctly contemporary, west coast cookbook. Inside you will find both sophisticated and accessible recipes that speak to the Inn's longstanding commitment to farm- and ocean-fresh ingredients, and strike a harmonious balance between the bounties of land and sea that surround the Inn. The Wickaninnish Cookbook offers a chance to visit life on nature's edge, and discover dishes from one of the most prestigious kitchens in Canada.
Castles and Cottages of the Thousand Islands
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A Newfoundlander in Canada: Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home
Armed with the same personable, candid style found in his first book, Alan Doyle turns his perspective outward from Petty Harbour toward mainland Canada, reflecting on what it was like to venture away from the comforts of home and the familiarity of the island.Often in a van, sometimes in a bus, occasionally in a car with broken wipers "using Bob's belt and a rope found by Paddy's Pond" to pull them back and forth, Alan and his bandmates charted new territory, and he constantly measured what he saw of the vast country against what his forefathers once called the Daemon Canada. In a period punctuated by triumphant leaps forward for the band, deflating steps backward and everything in between - opening for Barney the Dinosaur at an outdoor music festival, being propositioned at a gas station mail-order bride service in Alberta, drinking moonshine with an elderly church-goer on a Sunday morning in PEI - Alan's few established notions about Canada were often debunked and his own identity as a Newfoundlander was constantly challenged. Touring the country, he also discovered how others view Newfoundlanders and how skewed these images can sometimes be. Asked to play in front of the Queen at a massive Canada Day festival on Parliament Hill, the concert organizers assured Alan and his bandmates that the best way to showcase Newfoundland culture was for them to be towed onto stage in a dory and introduced not as Newfoundlanders but as "Newfies." The boys were not amused.Heartfelt, funny and always insightful, these stories tap into the complexities of community and Canadianness, forming the portrait of a young man from a tiny fishing village trying to define and hold on to his sense of home while navigating a vast and diverse and wonder-filled country.
Mountain Bike Here: Ontario and Central and Western New York
This first in a series of mountain bike trail guides from Boston Mills Press features over 50 legal fat-tire hotspots in Ontario and Central & Western New York. Geared to all levels of ability, this book takes us up and down rugged back-country hills, through state and provincial parks, around scenic forest loops and along rail-trail corridors. Includes maps, ratings, site descriptions, tips, cautions, regional bike club contacts, and other up-to-date, user-friendly information. Perfect for kamikaze gear-jammers, sightseeing cruisers and fitness-conscious families.
Grand Landscapes of Canada -- Les Grands Paysages du Canada
Kraulis, J., A.
Bilingual English/French text. Grand Landscapes of Canada presents 20 years of the work of Canada's renowned landscape photographer, J. A. Kraulis. This magnificent collection of photographs covering the Canadian landscape tells the tale of a country and a photographer's inspiring relationship with it.
A Taste of Prince Edward County: A Guide to the People, Places & Food of Ontario's Favourite Getaway
Prince Edward County's reputation as a picturesque region of award-winning wineries, quaint and eclectic hotels, rustic restaurants and fine dining establishments makes it the perfect getaway destination. Within driving distance of Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, the county is an ideal place both for city slickers to escape and unwind, and for locals to relish and preserve the region's history and farmlands.This comprehensive, elegant guide covers hotels, restaurants, wineries, local attractions, and much more, along with itinerary suggestions showcasing the best of what Prince Edward County has to offer. With profiles of key people behind some of the county's most beloved establishments, this book goes beyond typical guidebook territory. A Taste of Prince Edward County also includes a selection of recipes and wine pairings from chefs and restaurateurs based in the area, all inspired by the culinary bounty PEC has to offer. And with his signature warmth and humour, food and travel writer Chris Johns teams up with local county photographer Johnny C. Y. Lam to provide readers with a stunningly beautiful insider's look into one of the top travel destinations in Canada.
Canada: Images of the Land
Kraulis, J. A.
In this exquisitely photographed record of the Canadian landscape, renowned photographer J.A. Kraulis captures the majesty and grandeur of a vast and staggeringly diverse country. Expansive prairies and forests, impressive coastlines, majestic inland lakes and rivers are captured in these images of the land.This magnificent collection of over 200 photographs and captions presents Canada at its most visceral: a flash of lightning exploding across a summer sky; a sudden winter storm descending on an otherwise tranquil bay; the surface of a lake caught in a moment of stillness, mirroring the world around it -- scenes of unbridled beauty as captured by one of the country's most prolific photographers.Canada: Images of the Land is a celebration of a country that will inspire urban dwellers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Missinaibi: Journey to the Northern Sky
The legendary Missinaibi River runs north from Lake Superior to the arctic waters of James Bay. Like many northern rivers, the Missinaibi appeals to seasoned paddlers for the white-knuckle exhilaration of navigating miles of challenging rapids. Other routes along the Michipicoten-Missinabi river corridor offer quieter options for paddlers at any level of experience and ability. Trips include: Shumka to MissanabieLake Missinaibi CircleLittle Missinaibi RiverMichipicoten RiverSuperior CoastMissinaibi RiverMoose RiverLake Missinaibi to PeterbellPeterbell to MatticeGreenhill RapidsMattice to MoosoneeEach trip is a breathtaking expedition through unforgettable wilderness settings.
A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of Ontario and Quebec
Twenty top river trips through the wilds of Ontario and Quebec. Kevin Callan is one of the foremost authorities on canoeing Central Canada's lakes and rivers. But he's that rare ah-shucks expert who gives you the best information, spins a wild-but-true story, yet doesn't have to be the hero of his own tale. Includes detailed route descriptions and maps showing all access points, important river features and accurate portage lengths.Some of the routes included are: Rideau CanalSaugeen RiverOxtongue Little BonnechereMattawaSturgeonWest Montreal RiverMississagiDumoineCoulongeChochocouaneUpper Gatineau
125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
A guide to the best places in Alberta to connect with the natural world.Since the first travelers visited the hot springs in Banff during the railway era of tourism, Alberta has been a compelling destination for visitors worldwide. Banff became Canada's first national park in 1885 and it remains one of the most popular destinations in the nation with towering mountain peaks, massive glaciers, impossibly blue lakes and abundant wildlife. The mountain parks are just one part of a province that is filled with spectacular landscapes. Canada's fourth largest province is also blessed with thick forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious badlands that conceal the fossilized remains of dinosaurs.125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta is a reader-friendly guidebook that explores this remarkable splendor and natural diversity. Organized by region, each hot spot entry includes a descriptive destination profile, a colour photograph and a sidebar of at-a-glance information about special features and location.
A River Rat's Guide to the Thousand Islands
Take a lively romp through the history-rich region of the St. Lawrence River. Adopted Thousand Islander Shawn Thompson brings his knowledge and wit to essays on River Rats, muskrats and other rodent lore, native peoples of the islands, smuggling during Prohibition, and counting and naming the islands, as well as tours of Kingston, Wolfe Island, Cape Vincent, Clayton, Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, Chippewa Bay, Ogensburg, Prescott, Brockville and Gananoque.
Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley
Each year thousands of American canoeists venture north to paddle the Ottawa River and its tributaries. The Ottawa is among this continent's great rivers. Both the Ottawa and its main tributaries have the rugged characteristics that whitewater enthusiasts crave. Wilson also includes many trips for novice and cautious paddlers.
Backroads of Ontario (4th Edition)
Backroads of Ontario gives travelers the information and maps they need to explore Ontario in a new and creative way. It invites them to exit the noisy busy highways and take a trip through Ontario's countryside and its history: silent ghost towns, charming villages, century-old mills and farmhouses, dramatic cliffs, prime picnic spots, architectural curiosities, an amethyst mine, an underwater graveyard of shipwrecks and so much more.This guidebook has been used by thousands of travelers as they have discovered some of the province's most unexpected places. In this third edition, new information updates the old, including new attractions and the most current routes and directions.There are 24 trips, each illustrated with photographs and accompanied by an easy-to-follow map. Trips range in length from afternoon outings to weekend excursions and all lead to out-of-the-way places within easy driving distance of Ontario's major cities.Along with the Lake Simcoe Steeple Chase, there is a tour of Ontario's prettiest, most historic and most unusual country churches, and a lock-by-lock tour of the Welland Canal, an engineering marvel lauded around the world.
Canada's Classic Fishing Lodges
St. Louis, John
Canada's Classic Fishing Lodges visits every angler's northern dream destinations, from British Columbia's mystical Queen Charlotte Islands to the rustic, unspoiled reaches of Labrador's Eagle River. These are truly some of the finest fishing lodges in a country known for its exceptional angling opportunities. Whether you are planning the ultimate fishing trip, looking to fuel your dreams with vicarious casts in spectacular locales, or just searching for the perfect gift for the angler in your life, this is an unprecedented guide to Canada's top lodges.
Unforgettable Canada: 115 Destinations (3rd Edition)
Featuring 15 New Destinations. This beautifully illustrated guide features 115 of Canada's most remarkable destinations. Scattered across every province and territory, some represent dream excursions to the far reaches of the land, while others are closer to your hometown than you would have imagined. Each destination affords unforgettable vistas, unusual land formations or compelling glimpses into Canada's history and spirit. From coast to coast to coast, you'll find some of the best places to visit in a land known for its diversity and its extremes. Whether you want to climb the world's oldest rocks or visit a Viking encampment, kayak with killer whales or tour a diamond mine, you'll find the perfect trip in Unforgettable Canada. Among the 15 new destinations included in this revised and expanded third edition are: Nova Scotia's Balancing Rock Trail Jelly Bean Row in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia's Bras D'or Lake Quebec's dramatic Acropole des Draveurs in the Charlevoix region the Bay of Fundy's tidal bore Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta and the Northwest Territories
A Paddler's Guide to Ontario's Cottage Country
Updated, and with additional routes, new maps and a new format, this book features 20 of the best canoe routes in Ontario's Kawarthas, Haliburton, Muskoka, and Georgian Bay regions. Full of photos and original maps showing all access points, important river features, and accurate portage lengths.Some of the routes included are: Georgian BayMcCrae LakeMoon RiverMassasauga WildlandsBlack RiverMuskoka RiverPoker LakeBig East LakeBurnt River SystemKawartha HighlandsLong LakeEels CreekMississauga River
Day Trips Around Toronto
A fabulous guide for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.Day Trips Around Toronto is the essential guidebook for urban dwellers looking to explore the many attractions that lie beyond the city's borders. The book offers intrepid day-trippers more than 50 destinations with activities ranging from hiking, biking and skiing, to fall leaf-gazing, theater retreats and wine sampling.Designed for adults and those with young children alike, the guide covers an area roughly centered on Yonge Street and Highway 401, reaching to Peterborough, Orillia, Collingwood, Kitchener and the Niagara Peninsula -- all within 90 minutes by car from Toronto.Other destinations include Lindsay, Guelph, Brantford, Hamilton, Oshawa and Creemore as well as Stratford, the Kawartha Lakes, Prince Edward County, and pieces of "Cottage Country."Divided into four regions -- East, West and South, North -- readers can link up two or more destinations on the same trip. Descriptive text provides insight into why the day trips are worth taking, what visitors will see and can do, as well as overview maps, the area's geography and highway and road routes.Hints for side trips are included with main destination suggestions. For example, if rafting on the Grand River near Paris, which was first settled in 1829, a sidetrip to see that lovely town's unusual cobblestone architecture is a must. After a visit to the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, a leisurely cycle tour along the River Road to Lakefield would be refreshing before driving home. Hidden treasures include Hamilton's Steam Museum, Brampton's Great War Flying Museum and houseboating in the Kawarthas.The book is illustrated with dozens of the author's photographs giving readers an advance peek at the adventures that await and enticing them to head out of the city to enjoy some of Ontario's many attractions.
Top 150 Unusual Things to See in Ontario (5th Edition)
In his relentless quest to discover the unusual, author-adventurer Ron Brown has travelled nearly every road in Ontario. This book features the very vest trips from his three bestselling 50 Unusual collections, which have long been Ontario travel essentials. The author's all-time favourites are here - revisited and updated - along with an assortment of new oddities. All places are now grouped by region, and detailed maps pinpoint every location.
This spectacular photographic portrait of Canada's most prosperous province reveals the resplendent natural beauty of the West's towering mountains, cerulean lakes and lively cities. Mike Grandmaison's perceptive eye for what makes Alberta special is captured in 125 exquisite photographs that make up this handsome collection.Renowned for its natural tourist attractions and its towns of Banff, Canmore, Drumheller and Jasper, Alberta accommodates legions of visitors throughout the year. Beautiful Alberta Will inspire readers to explore this naturally and culturally varied part of Canada.
100 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
100 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario is a reader-friendly guidebook that explores the remarkable splendor and diversity of the province named after the Iroquois word for "beautiful water." True to form, many of the hot spots feature water.Organized by region, each hot-spot entry includes a descriptive destination profile, a sidebar of at-a-glance information about special features, location details, and a color photograph. Some of these locations are surprisingly close to towns and cities; some are hidden city treasures; and many are ideal for a day trip.
Unforgettable Ontario: 100 Destinations
This beautifully illustrated guide celebrates 100 of the communities, events and festivals that help to make a visit to Ontario unforgettable. Author Noel Hudson reflects the province's rich cultural and geographic diversity as he travels Ontario's countryside, from its villages, towns and cities to cottage country and the north. Each entry offers a fascinating glimpse into Ontario's dynamic past and present, its spectacular landscape and the spirit of its citizens.
de Visser, John
A timeless collection of Newfoundland images from one of Canada's finest photographers. Majestic oceanside cliffs and weathered fishing boats, fog-shrouded meadows and sun-dappled villages, chapels and taverns, signs and citizens -- John de Visser has captured the essence of Newfoundland in an affordable softcover edition.
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