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Unforgettable Canada

125 Destinations

photographs by George Fischer, by Noel Hudson

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list price: $29.95
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category: Travel
published: May 2019
ISBN:9780228101796
publisher: Boston Mills Press
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Featuring 10 new destinations.

This beautifully illustrated guide features 125 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. These destinations will show you unforgettable vistas, unusual land formations and 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 this vast land known for its diversity and extremes. Whether you want to climb the world's oldest rocks, visit a Viking encampment, kayak with killer whales or tour a diamond mine, you'll find the perfect trip in Unforgettable Canada.

Among the 10 new destinations included in this revised and expanded edition are these five:

  • Portage and Main - This famous intersection in downtown Winnipeg is legendary in Canadian folklore and often part of the country's unique humor. Known as the "crossroads of Canada," due to its relative proximity to the longitudinal center of Canada, it is simply one bitterly cold place to wait for a bus.
  • Point Pelee National Park - The southernmost part of mainland Canada that's renowned among birdwatchers for the millions of migrating birds that stopover in the park's marshes.
  • The Georgian Bay Islands - This national park consists of 63 small islands and is part the Georgian Bay Littoral Biosphere Reserve, one of the world's largest freshwater archipelagos.
  • West Montrose Covered Bridge - Known as the "Kissing Bridge," it is a wooden covered bridge, the last of its kind in Ontario and the oldest such bridge in Canada.
  • Cape Dorset Artists and Workshop - Known as the "Capital of Inuit Art," this has been the center for traditional Inuit drawing, printmaking and carving -- the community's main economic activities -- since the 1950s. Artworks from the workshop fetch high prices around the world.

 

About the Authors
George Fischer is one of Canada's most renowned and prolific landscape photographers. His unique style has been recognized around the world. He has provided photography and editorial content for promotional literature published by tourist boards and international tour operators. George's work has appeared on the covers of magazines and newspapers worldwide as well as websites and ad campaigns for hundreds of companies. And he has produced more than 65 photographic books. In November 2017, George received the Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence in Photography. Among his major accomplishments is the book, Canada: 150 Panoramas, which was on the best-seller list at Chapters/Indigo and quickly sold out of its first printing. In 2007, Unforgettable Canada was on The Globe and Mail's bestseller list and has sold over 75,000 copies. It is now in its third printing. George is also recognized for his worldwide collection of more than 50 art posters and unique art prints created for various companies, hospitals and private collectors. An avid outdoor adventurer, George has hiked Machu Picchu in Peru and in Bolivia cycled what is dubbed "the world's most dangerous road." He has summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Gokyo Ri in the Himalayas and Torres del Paine in Chile. In Iceland, he hiked to raise funds for the Arthritis Society of Canada. And this Toronto Canada resident has now set his sights on canoeing the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories.
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George Fischer is one of Canada's most renowned and prolific landscape photographers. His unique style has been recognized around the world. He has provided photography and editorial content for promotional literature published by tourist boards and international tour operators. George's work has appeared on the covers of magazines and newspapers worldwide as well as websites and ad campaigns for hundreds of companies. And he has produced more than 65 photographic books. In November 2017, George received the Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence in Photography. Among his major accomplishments is the book, Canada: 150 Panoramas, which was on the best-seller list at Chapters/Indigo and quickly sold out of its first printing. In 2007, Unforgettable Canada was on The Globe and Mail's bestseller list and has sold over 75,000 copies. It is now in its third printing. George is also recognized for his worldwide collection of more than 50 art posters and unique art prints created for various companies, hospitals and private collectors. An avid outdoor adventurer, George has hiked Machu Picchu in Peru and in Bolivia cycled what is dubbed "the world's most dangerous road." He has summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Gokyo Ri in the Himalayas and Torres del Paine in Chile. In Iceland, he hiked to raise funds for the Arthritis Society of Canada. And this Toronto Canada resident has now set his sights on canoeing the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories.
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Contributor Notes

George Fischer is a photographer whose images have appeared in over two dozen books as well as in publications that include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, L'Express, Mountain Living and Explore. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Noel Hudson has published fiction and non-fiction in books, magazines and newspapers and has written for television and radio. A well-traveled Canadian who has lived in five provinces, he currently makes his home in Guelph, Ontario.

 

Editorial Reviews

[Review for previous edition:] Guides you to visually thrilling locales around the world.

— Canadian Jewish News

[Review for previous edition:] [Unforgettable Canada] will appeal to naturalists, tourists, animal watchers, art and music lovers, adventure-seekers and armchair travelers. I had fun counting how many places I had seen, and making a wish list of those I might some day visit.

— Canadian Camera

[Review for previous edition:] [For] travellers curious about the wonders of their own country.

— The Ottawa Citizen

[Review for previous edition:] A bit of easy-to-read text and beautiful photos. You may, as I did, leasrn about places you've never heard of.

— Hamilton Spectator

[Review for previous edition:] A beautiful book to bring memories of previous travels in Canada and to inspire new ones... This lavish book is a bargain... and would be a great gift or addition to your own libraries.

— The Travel Society (Toronto)

[Review for previous edition:] Beautifully photographed and, in essence, an ode to Canada's natural wonders.

— The Canadian Jewish News

[Review for previous edition:] Easy-to-read text and beautiful photos. You may, as I did, learn about places you've never heard about.

— The Vancouver Sun

[Review for previous edition:] This book is a sheer delight. Gorgeously illustrated ... It's a must-have book about must-see places, and it's guaranteed to quicken your pulse.

— Arts Forum no. 15

[Review for previous edition:] This book would be a great resource for your personal ambitions to see more of our remarkably beautiful country, or to inspire your students with a field trip to a memorable or historical location. All provinces and territories are included, and even though no doubt there are many more than 100 worthwhile destinations, this collection will give you a taste of how wonderful it would be to visit each area of Canada. Spectacular photography and frequent factual sidebars will make you appreciate the diversity of this land we call home. Happy summer holidays!

— Canadian Teacher

[Review for previous edition:] The book, already a bestseller, is a mix of mostly well-known destinations... some lesser-visited sites... and a few classic experiences.... An enticing read!

— The Toronto Sun

[Review for previous edition:] Authors George Fischer and Noel Hudson have researched and created a beautifully photographed and written guide to some of this country's most remarkable destinations, spread across every province and territory. Some represent dream excursions the far reaches of the land, while others are easily accessible from major centers. Each destination offers unforgettable scenic vistas, exotic land formations or unique glimpses into Canada's history and spirit.

— Kingston This Week

[Review for previous edition:] Sites and events that appeal to naturalists, animal watchers, food lovers, art lovers, history buffs, music fans and adventure seekers.

— Medicine Hat News

[Review for previous edition:] It is nice to find a book catering solely to 100 of the best destinations within Canada. This updated and expanded second edition gives Canadians a chance to savor places within their own backyards. It is also backed up with dozens of photos, to help showcase the best of what the destination has to offer. Once you open the book it will be love at first sight. No one will have to twist your arm to get you to visit any place. There is something from every province, the authors selecting wisely... Take a look at the book and you will be guaranteed to visit at least one destination, and likely many more indeed.

— Shelf Life

[Review for previous edition:] Highlights famous sites, but also some that are less familiar -- like Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut.... Includds sites and events that appeal to naturalists, animal watchers, food lovers, art lover, history buffs, music fans, and adventure seekers.

— Kitchener Record

[Review for previous edition:] The highlighting of these 100 very different destinations acquaints visitors with the diversity of Canada's landscape, as well as the vast array of potential experiences. Concise descriptions and engaging photography of superior quality by photographer Fischer make this guide a rewarding journey in itself.... Potential tourists are given the enviable choice of dozens of absorbing locales, while armchair travelers can immerse themselves in the luxury of seeing it all. This is an informative and visually rich indulgence that awakens the wanderlust in us all. Recommended.

— Library Journal

[Review for previous edition:] Showcases Canada's natural wonders, awe-inspiring attractions and fascinating towns... There's something to suit everyone. The book is a must-read for anyone planning a Canadian road trip this summer!

— CAA Magazine

[Review for previous edition:] Concise descriptions and engaging photography of superior quality by photographer Fischer make this guide a rewarding journey in itself.... This is an informative and visually rich indulgence that awakens the wanderlust in us all. Recommended.

— Library Journal

[Review for previous edition:] A beautiful collection of destinations that will pique your interest, and give you the travel bug, big time, to see new places in this wonderful country we call Canada... A wonderful gift, as well as a great addition to your own library.

— Shelf Life (London ON)

[Review for previous edition:] Here is a brief but colourful catalogue of great possibilities for your next trip or vacation.... This is a wish book for travelers in Canada.

— Star Phoenix (Saskatoon)

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