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150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada

The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

edited by Debbie Olsen

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
May 2020
Category
General, Reference, Ecotourism
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780228102427
    Publish Date
    May 2020
    List Price
    $29.95

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Description

The best of the Nature Hot Spots regional books in one national guide.

150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada features a selection of destinations from the four existing Canadian nature hot spot guides with the addition of destinations in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the territories. Like the other titles in the series, this guide is for travelers and adventurers looking to explore the Canadian Outdoors -- a country with no shortage of breathtaking nature destinations.

The first section profiles 85 hot spots across the country, with details on location, accessibility and natural and recreational highlights. The second section features 65 destinations chosen for their specialized appeal, from backpacking trails to scenic drives to birdwatching. In all, the 150 nature hot spots provide options for every reader's taste and interests.

Here is a small sampling of the hot spots you'll discover:

West Coast (British Columbia) includes Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, Botanical Beach, Ancient Forest Provincial Park and Gwaii Haanas National Park Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) includes Waterton Lakes National Park (AB), Dinosaur Provincial Park (AB), the Great Sandhills (SK) and Whiteshell Provincial Park (MB) Central Canada (Ontario, Quebec) includes Long Point Provincial Park (ON), Rouge National Urban Park (ON), Thirty Thousand Islands (ON), Forillon National Park (QC) and Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve (QC) Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador) includes Fundy National Park (NB), Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (NS), Basin Head Provincial Park/Singing Sands (PEI) and Change Island and Fogo Island (NL) The North (Yukon Territories, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, plus northern BC, AB, SK and MB) Kluane National Park (YT), Great Slave Lake (NWT), Wood Buffalo National Park (AB/NWT), Churchill (MB) and Auyuittuq National Park (NU).

150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada is a nature lover's indispensable guide to the entire country, one that's known worldwide for its incredible sea-to-sea natural beauty and its endless recreational opportunities.

 

About the author

Contributor Notes

Editor Debbie Olsen is an award-winning Alberta-based travel writer who loves to explore natural areas around the world. She is the co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta and has contributed to nine Fodor's guidebooks about Alberta. She writes a regular travel column for the Calgary Herald.

 

Editorial Reviews

From best aurora-viewing spots to coast to coast delights, 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada is the travel planner any outdoors nature enthusiast needs to plan a trip that takes best advantage of Canada's byways. This award-winning Alberta-based travel writer injects personal familiarity into the subject: another plus in a book filled with travel ideas.

Donovan's Literary Services

Olsen brings us unforgettable getaways from the tide pool adventure in British Columbia to marshlands in Manitoba to prairie grasslands in Saskatchewan... You will learn what sort of flora and fauna one can experience at the location, get some fascinating activity ideas specific to that particular park, and receive all the hiking information you'll need to make your Canadian getaway a magical, natural experience... There are 150 adventures waiting for you in this book, each one more amazing than the last.

Hook Magazine

If you are looking for local eco-adventures as well as some sites further abroad check out 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada.

Simcoe.com

If you are looking for local eco-adventures as well as some sites further abroad check out 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places.

Toronto.com

From best aurora-viewing spots to coast to coast delights, 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada is the travel planner any outdoors nature enthusiast needs to plan a trip that takes best advantage of Canada's byways. This award-winning Alberta-based travel writer injects personal familiarity into the subject: another plus in a book filled with travel ideas.

Donovan's Literary Services

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Followsummer Blog

Packed full of information about some of Canada's best nature spots. The photos are stunning, and the information is complete and well-organized. Sidebars help to plan a possible vacation, noting seasonal opening times, camping areas, beaches facilities etc. One of the best features for families is the historical/cultural information in each chapter - kids will learn a lot about Canada, just by leafing through it. This book is perfect for anyone thinking of doing a cross-country road-trip. It would be a great inspirational gift for family or friends who are thinking of visiting Canada from overseas, and would also make a perfect "coffee table" book for your Air BnB.

Family Fun Canada Blog

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