"Canoeing with the Cree is an all-time favorite of mine."--Ann Bancroft, Arctic explorer "Imagination and determination are the stuff of this book." --The Beaver In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay--with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News.
A great guide to visiting 39 Conservation Areas in the Toronto region with new full-color maps.
Toronto residents and visitors can find it difficult to get far enough away from city noise and hustle to experience the restorative quiet of a natural setting. But that's only if you don't know where to go.
Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures is a guide through 56,000 acres of Ontario's most compelling nature destinations. This fifth edition adds six more Conservation Areas selected from the most accessible Conservative Authorities in the area -- Credit Valley, Nottawasaga Valley, Toronto and Region, Lake Simcoe Region, Central Lake Ontario -- for a total of 39 hikes. They are Caledon Trailway (Central Region) and Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake, Mount Nemo, Kelso and Mountsberg (all West Region).
All 33 hikes in the first edition have been updated to incorporate any changes, and together with new hikes are organized by region and presented with beautiful color photography and all the information needed to choose and get to the destination:
- Highlights, Difficulty, Trails, Markers, Surface, Type, Open, Entry Fee, Directions, Activities, Dogs Allowed
- Description of the site, history or points of interest and tips on what to do and see
- Map of the Conservation Area indicating roads, watercourse, trails, entrance, parking, natural feature (e.g. forest, wetland) and more, such as best birdwatching or fishing spot
- All of the maps have been redone to professional standards, making the book much more user friendly.
Written as a narrative, the book describes the hikes in practical terms and as the writer experienced them. There are also informative sidebars throughout, such as Why do birds sing?; Plant Invaders; Wonderful Wetlands; There is No New Water and How To See Wildlife: Step One.
Just minutes out of the city or from their doorstep, day trippers can find bird migration stopovers, fishing holes, wildlife hot spots, hiking and biking trails, secret photography spots, sites of archaeological or historical importance, swimming spots, orchid forests and much more.
Nature Hikes is a must-have guide for groups and individuals who love wild places and the special creatures that live there. Perfectly sized for car side pockets.
-The ultimate insider's guide to Toronto -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (more than 2.6 million people call Toronto home) and the tourist market (more than 9.6 million people visit Toronto every year ) -Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Toronto, from its humble beginning as Muddy York, has emerged as an exemplary, world-class city. As the 4th largest urban area in North America, it is a treasure trove of obscure, trend-setting Canadian places. Ranked as one of the world's leading places to live, it represents home to almost 20% of Canada's population. Toronto has become the nation's capital of business, culture, sports and entertainment. A place you can take in the best of all sports, especially hockey, live music, art, and an award-winning culinary scene, all in a weekend. The city's strength and roots come from its diverse population. Toronto takes from its indigenous and British past, a welcoming and collaborative twist on this dynamic multicultural city. Toronto has been described as a city within a green space. Hike inner city trails along the many ravines. Ride in a canoe or skate along the water's edges. Take the longest streetcar ride in North America through flourishing neighborhoods, full of hidden gems to discover. Find the small artisanal ice creameries, wander the graffiti alleys, or make music at a karaoke cocktail lounge. Explore the allure of the 6ix, with 111 Places in Toronto You Must Not Miss.
- Flexible, strategic itineraries including three days in Toronto, a Georgian Bay coastal road trip, and a week covering the whole region
- The top sights and unique experiences: Take in dramatic views of Niagara Falls on a helicopter flightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard at Ottawa's Parliament Building, or tread the thrilling Edgewalk 116 stories above Toronto. Dine at farm-to-table restaurants or sip your way through wine country. Gallery-hop through Toronto's world-class art scene or learn about indigenous culture at the Curve Lake First Nations Reserve.
- Outdoor recreation: Hike a section of the Bruce Trail (Canada's longest hiking route ), pedal along Lake Erie, or canoe through the lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park Scuba dive to deep shipwrecks in Lake Superior, relax on the world's longest freshwater beach, or go skiing, snowboarding, or dog-sledding through powdery snow
- Honest advice from Carolyn B. Heller, who has spent over a decade living and traveling throughout Canada, on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay
- Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
- Handy tips for international visitors, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and more
- Background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, and culture
- Full coverage of Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Lake Superior, Georgian Bay, Cottage Country, Algonquin, and the Northeast
For more Canadian adventures, check out Moon Montr al or Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, & Prince Edward Island.
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Comprehensive travel guide packed with inspirational photography and fascinating cultural insights, now with free eBook.
From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this guide to Canada is all you need to plan your perfect trip, with insider information on must-see, top attractions like Quebec City, Niagara Falls and Stanley Park, and cultural gems like the Polar Bear Capital, the spectacular Cabot Trail and the biggest rodeo in the world, the Calgary Stampede.
Features of this travel guide to Canada:
- Inspirational colour photography discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery
- Historical and cultural insights immerse yourself in Canada's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
- Practical full-colour maps with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
- Editor's Choice uncover the best of Canada with our pick of the region's top destinations
- Key tips and essential information packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation
- The ultimate travel tool download the free app and eBook to access this and bonus content from your phone or tablet
- Covers Central Canada; Toronto; Ontario; Montreal; Quebec; The East; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland; The West; Vancouver; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; The North; The Yukon; The Northwest Territories; Nunavut
Looking for a specific guide to Toronto? Check out Insight Guides Explore Toronto for a detailed and entertaining look at all the city has to offer.
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
The Trans Canada Trail (www.thegreattrail.ca) was designed to run uninterrupted more than 20,000 kilometers from the Pacific to the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean. Hap Wilson -- a modern-day explorer and mapmaker -- was the man chosen to find a water route through the wilderness from Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to Manitoba's eastern border.
First Nations peoples had traveled this mosaic of lakes and rivers 7,000 years ago. Coureurs des bois and voyageurs had used it to carry furs and trading goods. Wilson set off to carve a trail for modern users. He mapped it, measured it, marked it and in the process, experienced the best and worst of Canada's wilderness.
He survived bear confrontations, being struck by lightning, grueling days slashing open old portage routes, a knee replacement, violent storms, gale force winds, isolation, biting insects, tick infestations and bitter cold. Organizers christened this section of the Trans Canada Trail the "Path of the Paddle" in honor of canoeing icon Bill Mason and Canada's First Nations.
In this exciting account, Hap Wilson divides his 1,200 km journey into 12 routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Diary excerpts, hand-drawn maps, GPS coordinates, and photographs provide up to date information, expert guidance and anecdotal color. He describes the pictographs, old encampment stone circles that he finds along the way, more evidence of early travel, survival, myth, legend and mystery.
Take a trip around the globe--without ever leaving North America. Ideal for those who don't want to spend the time or money to travel the world, this book presents a potpourri of international experiences in the United States and Canada. Discover the villages, neighborhoods, and regions that cover the breadth of North America's great global diversity--Chinatowns and Little Italys, of course, but also Polish, German, French, Russian, and Japanese enclaves. You'll learn the inside scoop on where to find the best Chinese pot stickers or Peruvian causas; where to kick up your heels to polka; and how to celebrate Japanese new year or Mexican flag day. Abroad at Home provides in-depth travel guidance to help you feel international in your own backyard.
Montreal and Quebec City abound with history and culture. A profusion of world-class museums, art galleries, historic churches, ch teaux, landscaped-parks and year-round festivals has ensconced these cities as Canada's cultural capitals. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Montreal and Quebec City with absolute ease.Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Montreal and Quebec City into helpful lists of ten -- from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, places to eat, shops and festivals. You'll discover: - Seven easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a two day or week-long trip
- Detailed Top 10 lists of Montreal and Quebec City's must-sees, including detailed descriptions of Parc du Mont-Royal, Basilique Notre-Dame, Parc Olympique, Mus e Pointe- -Calli re, Mus e des Beaux-Arts de Montr al, La Citadelle, Mus e de la Civilisation de Qu bec, Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupr , le d'Orl ans and Les Laurentides
- Montreal and Quebec City's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, sightseeing and sampling local cuisine
- Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including family activities, festivals and national holidays as well as things to do for free
- A laminated pull-out map of the two cities featuring the Montreal Metro map, plus 5 color neighborhood maps
- Streetsmart advice get ready, get around and stay safe
- A lightweight format perfect for your pocket or bag when you're on the move DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travelers to make the most of their breaks since 2002. Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide? Try our DK Eyewitness Canada.
Featuring remarkable examples of concrete and Brutalist architecture in Montr (c)al, this two-sided, bilingual guide by France Vanlaethem includes a map, original photography, an introduction and details of fifty selected buildings.
- Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our guided neighborhood walks
- See the Sights: Stroll through Montr al's history on rue St-Paul, the city's oldest street. Take a self-guided bike tour and picnic at the Parc du Mont-Royal. Visit the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica and enjoy an exhibit at the Montr al Fine Arts Museum before ending your day with a sunset view from one of the city's scenic lookouts
- Get a Taste of the City: Enjoy fresh cr pes at the March Jean-Talon, countless spots to wine and dine al-fresco, beautiful farm-to-table restaurants, and poutine on nearly every menu
- Bars and Nightlife: Sample Montr al's craft beer scene at rooftop bars, dance the night away to up-and-coming bands and DJs, or watch Cirque du Soleil perform in their hometown
- Local Advice: Journalist and tour guide Andrea Bennett shares her love of her adopted city
- Itineraries: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "The Best of Montr al," "The City with Kids," and "A Taste of Montr al"
- Tips for Travelers including lists of the best views, people-watching spots, romantic getaways, coffee shops, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors, travelers with disabilities, and families with children
- Full-Color, Helpful Photos and Detailed Maps
- Maps and Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Montr al, as well as an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
Exploring the area? Check out Moon Qu bec City or Moon Atlantic Canada.