An inspiring guide to the best nature getaways in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan is a beautifully illustrated guidebook that explores the natural splendor and remarkable recreation of these diverse provinces. Each entry includes a descriptive destination profile, beautiful photographs and at-a-glance information about special features, locations and available activities and amenities. Both provinces are divided into three chapters -- south, central and north -- and feature Special Interest sections to help readers craft their adventures based on their interests and discover even more hot spots.
Manitoba is home to some of the best wildlife-watching opportunities in Canada and unparalleled wild spaces and recreation. This section of the book covers the best nature hot spots in Manitoba, as well as a handful in Northwestern Ontario (also known as Manitoba's playground), including:
Saskatchewan, or the "Land of the Living Skies," constantly surprises visitors with the diversity of its landscapes and the scope of its recreational opportunities. This section of the book showcases the many gems Saskatchewan has waiting, such as:
This is an essential selection for all bookstores, libraries and especially travel stores, travel offices, tour organizers and tourism centers.
Jenn Smith Nelson (Saskatchewan) is an award-winning freelance travel writer. She has contributed to a number of media outlets, including the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, CBC, Global TV and more. Smith Nelson is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, North American Travel Journalists Association and Travel Media Association of Canada. She is also the editor/owner of travelandhappiness.com. She is based in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Doug O'Neill (Manitoba) is an established travel writer who is passionate about nature and the outdoors. He has written for various travel publications, including Canadian Geographic, Explore magazine and Canadian Traveller. O'Neill is currently a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association of Canada as well as a certified Hike Leader for Hike Ontario and an ambassador for the Trans-Canada Trail. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
This book gives you a reason to visit Canada's center... With 110 places, many of them undiscovered by tourists, you'll have new reasons to visit Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Pick up 110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and you'll likely read it cover to cover in a short sitting. You'll use it again as a reference guide when researching a destination before hitting the road... Imagine asking a stranger for directions and getting a lot of local expertise and hidden gems about the wild -- that's what you can expect from this guidebook.
Beautiful photographs on each page jumped out at me, each with a descriptive caption, ensuring that it didn't take long for me to wish I was heading out on an adventure instead of going in to work... A quick glance at these 110 Nature Hot Spots will surely inspire both locals and visitors to spend more time outside exploring... I consider myself an avid Saskatchewan traveller and I am definitely inspired to check more of these hotspots off of my list. My eyes have absolutely been opened to all of the beauty I am missing out on in Manitoba. If you hear someone call our provinces flat and boring, I encourage you to send them a copy of this book! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in nature and the outdoors... a well written, inspiring, and useful guide to the natural gems in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Jenn Smith Nelson and Doug O'Neil wrote 110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan not only to share some of the most beautiful places in those two provinces, but to encourage people to treat them with respect... I really enjoyed this book, and I will be using it as a reference for years to come.
110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan will forever change your perception of the provinces. I don't know how many times I have heard the comment -- There Is Nothing To See Or Do On The Prairies. Guess again. Both provinces are home to rich eco-systems. You just might have to look a little harder than in the rockies. To that end Jenn Smith Nelson and Doug O'Neill, two talented Canadian travel writers, have penned a book that could forever change the look of your next road trip across the prairies.
From First Nations pictographs to birder paradises and the coldest and deepest waters in Manitoba, there are about 110 new places I have added to my to-see list.