Alberta is host to some of Canada's most stunning scenery, from aspen forests and farmland to wetlands and foothills. Many of the province's natural wonders, cultural treasures, historical sites and recreational spots are within a two-hour drive of Edmonton. Day Trips from Edmonton is a comprehensive guide to Alberta's best destinations — visit secluded, untouched natural areas or hotspots bustling with activities.
Day Trips from Edmonton includes maps and photographs, and features an easy-to-follow format catered to suit the traveler's needs. Helpful details include:
- Recreation information
- Historical tidbits
- Popular events
- Information on flora and fauna, and
- Opportunities for further exploration.
Perfect for planning an afternoon outing or a weekend away, Day Trips from Edmonton is the ultimate guide to this stunning part of Canada.
About the author
Joan Marie Galat
lives in the Alberta countryside near Edmonton, where she can often be found gazing upwards. She shares her love of the sky in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, which offers both science and stories from ancient cultures about our environment and the night sky.
Joan's writing career began with a weekly newspaper column when she was 12 years old. Now an award-winning and best-selling author, she has written more than a dozen books for both children and adults. She provides freelance writing and editing through her communications business, MoonDot Media, and is a frequent presenter at schools and libraries.
While Alberta's long winter nights and big prairie sky are ideal for stargazing, Joan also enjoys other pastimes such as reading, camping, kayaking, spending time outdoors, and even stiltwalking. She likes to travel and picnic, which led to her book Day Trips from Edmonton.
Other titles by Joan Marie Galat
Too Much Trash
How Litter Is Hurting Animals
Rat Race to Space
The Story of Malala Yousafzai
A Biography Book for New Readers
Stories in the Clouds
Weather Science and Mythology From Around the World
Nature's Reaction to Light Pollution
Stories of the Aurora
The Myths and Facts of the Northern Lights
How Trees Are Part of Our World
Black Holes and Supernovas
Dot to Dot in the Sky
Stories of the Zodiac