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Waterfalls of Ontario

Revised and Expanded Featuring Over 125 Waterfalls

by (author) Mark Harris

photographs by George Fischer

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Category
Ontario, Plants & Animals, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780228100263
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $29.95

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Praise for previous editions:

"A very practical guidebook to exploring 80 different provincial waterfalls... A coffee table book on one hand, a guidebook on the other... nicely balanced, organized and provocative."
--Toronto Star

"It's rare to have a book that's so user friendly, packed with information yet beautiful enough to hold its own on the coffee table with any photography tome. A must-read for anyone touring the countryside."
--Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Waterfalls of Ontario is the definitive guide to enjoying and exploring the province's most beautiful falls. Packed with full-page color photographs, this third edition adds a new section covering the area north of Lake Superior to Thunder Bay. Additional waterfall visits have also been added for other areas of the province, giving the reader 27 more new places to discover. Adventure awaits at new hotspots like Kakabeka Falls, Mink Creek Falls, Kap Kig Iwan Falls and Pigeon River High Falls.

The book also covers waterfalls in these regions:

  • Algoma
  • Cottage Country
  • Eastern Ontario
  • Golden Horseshoe
  • Hamilton
  • Lake Huron
  • Northeastern Ontario.

Each waterfall is featured with a full-color photograph and text describing the characteristics, history and geography. Accurate driving directions and GPS coordinates leave the reader with easy ways to visit each waterfall for themselves. Sidebars feature handy at-a-glance information, such as the nearest settlement, walk time, trail conditions and the size of the fall. Even more waterfalls can be discovered in the "Other Waterfalls" sections, as well as in an updated provincial inventory.

Packed with gorgeous photographs and updated information, Waterfalls of Ontario continues to be both an attractive reference book and an outstanding regional travel guide for weekend explorers, outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers.

 

About the authors

by Mark Harris ; photography by George Fischer

Mark Harris' profile page

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.

George Fischer's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Maps, concise yet informative writing, vivid photgraphs, and recommended routes are all offered to give readers a complete idea of the trip.

Culture Magazine

[Review of previous edition:] Full-page photographs provide the spiritual side to what is otherwise a very practical guidebook to exploring 80 different provincial waterfalls... A coffee table book on one hand, a guidebook on the other... nicely balanced, organized and provocative.

Toronto Star

[Review of previous edition:] The most comprehensive guide to waterfalls in the province ever compiled... superb color photography and informative text.

Toronto Sun

[Review of previous edition:] Fischer has done a remarkable job of capturing the variety of these falls... [Harris] is refreshingly honest. Even though he loves his subject, he recognizes that not every waterfall is breathtaking.

The Muskokan

[Review of previous edition:] A splendidly illustrated overview of the impressive cascades across the province... breathtaking.

Niagara Gazette

[Review of previous edition:] It's rare to have a book that's so user friendly, packed with information yet beautiful enough to hold its own on the coffee table with any photography tome. A must-read for anyone touring the countryside.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

[Review of previous edition:] Transports a reader to heavenly places.

Canadian Jewish News

[Review of previous edition:] Stunning photographs... This book is a good reference before travelling in Ontario.

Cottage Times

[Review of previous edition:] Not just another pretty picture book ... an indispensable companion for many Ontario nature photographers who are hooked on shooting falls.... Waterfalls of Ontario captures the allure, enchantment and fascination of falling water in a handsome pictorial and travel guide.

Canadian Camera

[Review of previous edition:] Tracking Ontario's waterfalls could be a vacation in itself. In fact, it would take several dozen road trips at least to visit each and every one of them. Few nature-lovers are as fortunate as travel aficionado and water resources expert Mark Harris and photographer George Fischer. In Waterfalls of Ontario they have co-produced a book that is inspiring as well as practical. They've included tips on accessibility, quality of hiking trails, activity in the area surrounding each waterfall (whether it's busy with visitors or more conducive to quiet reflection). It's even more inspiring when you read in the introduction that Harris was moved to "produce something beautiful" in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. And that's just what he did.

Canadian Living

The interesting text of the waterfalls' characteristics, history and geography and the beautiful photographs are complemented with directions and GPS coordinates as well as sidebars, local settlements and trails. An "Inventory of Waterfalls" and a glossary are also included. Whether you are planning on taking a tour of some of Ontario's waterfalls or you are looking for some interesting sidetrips to include for a vacation, Waterfalls of Ontario is a good resource to help you find some of these special, wild places.

ParrySound.com

If you feel like exploring nature this summer but want to stay close-to-home with some day trips you will want to consider the book Waterfalls of Ontario. Written by Mark Harris and featuring more than 200 stunning photographs by George Fischer, this revised and expanded third edition features more than 125 waterfalls... For each waterfall there is interesting text describing the characteristics, history and geography as well as directions. There is also information about the size of the falls, trail conditions, walk time, nearest settlement etc. along with a photograph or two. Maps, an inventory of waterfalls and a glossary are also included in this impressive nature guide.

Toronto.com

An excellent and inspiring field guide.

London Free Press

[Review of previous edition:] Straddling the boundaries between a colourful coffee table book and a readable scientific guide, Waterfalls of Ontario makes for a very engaging experience. It includes over 100 sites covering eight distinct regions, each printed with lovely colour photographs by Fischer, a professional photographer, and informed descriptions by Harris, a geographer. The book also includes complete driving instructions, map co-ordinates, information on nearby towns, walking time and trail conditions. It proves to be a complete and unique source for waterfall seekers... Reads like an adventure, with the authors exploring the beauty and power of the wilderness... It is clear that both Harris and Fischer hold these sites in great esteem and mean to communicate this enthusiasm to the reader. Their passion for Ontario's waterfalls certainly comes through in this stunning and fascinating book.

Trentonian

Written by Mark Harris and featuring more than 200 stunning photographs by George Fischer, this revised and expanded third edition features more than 125 waterfalls... For each waterfall there is interesting text describing the characteristics, history and geography as well as directions. There is also information about the size of the falls, trail conditions, walk time, nearest settlement etc. along with a photograph or two. Maps, an inventory of waterfalls and a glossary are also included in this impressive nature guide.

Simcoe.com

[Review of previous edition:] Waterfalls of Ontario, by Mark Harris and George Fischer, is an engaging in-depth photographic investigation into a distinctive part of our landscape. Straddling the boundaries between a colourful coffee table book and a readable scientific guide, [it] makes for a very engaging experience. It includes over 100 sites covering eight distinct regions, each printed with lovely colour photographs by Fischer, a professional photographer, and informed descriptions by Harris, a geographer. The book also includes complete driving instructions, map co-ordinates, information on nearby towns, walking time and trail conditions. It proves to be a complete and unique source for waterfall seekers.... It is clear that both Harris and Fischer hold these sites in great esteem and mean to communicate this enthusiasm to the reader. Their passion for Ontario's waterfalls certainly comes through in this stunning and fascinating book.

Canoe Network Travel

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