Frommer's Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada's Best Travel Experiences

Frommer's Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada's Best Travel Experiences

by Andrew Hempstead, Pamela Cuthbert, Lucas Aykroyd, Helena Katz
     
 

From pulse-pounding adventure to serene places that rejuvenate the soul, Frommer's Far & Wide has travel ideas for everyone eager to explore Canada. With experiences spread among the country's three coastlines and almost ten million square kilometers, inspiration can be found anywhere you choose to go, whenever you want to go there.

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From pulse-pounding adventure to serene places that rejuvenate the soul, Frommer's Far & Wide has travel ideas for everyone eager to explore Canada. With experiences spread among the country's three coastlines and almost ten million square kilometers, inspiration can be found anywhere you choose to go, whenever you want to go there.

The book shows readers how to enjoy the quintessential Canadian travel adventures that range from the famous to the unique, from exploring the world's highest tides in the Bay of Fundy to gazing in wonder at Vancouver Island's giant 1000-year-old trees. With seven experience recommendations for each week of the year, planning your next trip is as easy as looking at the calendar.

Assembled by our team of expert local authors, Far & Wide does more than help you decide where to go; with its up-to-date information and maps showing where to find every recommendation, it is also an invaluable resource for planning the details of how to do it.

With a lifetime of trips collected into a beautiful package, this is the perfect gift for everyone from the frequent traveller to those curious for greater insight into the many treasures Canada has to offer.

About Frommer's
Frommer's is the leading guidebook publisher in North America, reaching more than 7 million readers annually and publishing more than 300 guides to destinations around the globe. Our travel experts share what's worth your time and what's not, and give you the knowledge you need to take charge and travel with confidence.

Our website, www.frommers.com, has travel information on more than 4,000 destinations. We update features regularly, giving you accessto the most current trip-planning information and the best airfare, lodging, and car-rental bargains. You can also listen to podcasts, connect with other Frommers.com members through our active-reader forums, share your travel photos, read blogs from guidebook editors and fellow travellers, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118091685
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lucas Aykroyd is a Vancouverbased writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Westworld, Where Vancouver, Western Living, and The Georgia Straight. He serves as a director on the B.C. board of the Travel Media Association of Canada. Above and beyond the travel beat, he covers the Olympic Games, World Hockey Championships, and National Hockey League for IIHF.com. He wrote the majority of the British Columbia entries for this book.

Pamela Cuthbert, author of Frommer’s Toronto, is a food and travel writer and editor. Her work is published in Maclean's, Saveur, The Edible City, Slow Food Almanac, and elsewhere. She wrote the Ontario top pick entries for this book.

Jillian Dickens has spent the last six years living, working, and playing in Nunavut. First as a news reporter, then in tourism development, now writing about the territory from her home base in Toronto. A tourism PR specialist moonlighting as a travel writer, Jillian has published her work in the Globe and Mail, Mercedes-Benz Magazine, and Up! Magazine. She is also a contributor to Frommer's Canada and wrote the Nunavut entries for this book.

During her Canadian travels Chloë Ernst has skied on the slopes overlooking her Vancouver home, boated on Montréal's Lachine Canal, and learned P.E.I. fiddle tunes. A freelance journalist, she has written guidebooks, articles, and blog posts, including contributions to Frommer's Best Hiking in British Columbia and Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria. Chloë thanks those who shared their travel tips and vacation memories for this book. Read more about her journeys at www.chloeernst.com. She wrote the My Favourite Places, It Happened This Week, and Canadian Moments sections of this book.

Patricia Gajo was born and raised in Toronto, educated in Vancouver (where she majored in linguistics at the University of British Columbia), and now works and plays in Montréal. In between gigs as Montréal editor at FASHION magazine, lifestyle writer at Sid Lee (The Montréal Buzz for Tourisme Montréal), and content editor of Cadillac Fairview's nationwide the Experience eMagazine, Patricia also freelances as a travel writer and media consultant. Things she finds hard to resist include: champagne, foie gras, cashmere, and romantic comedies—preferably all at once. Visit her website at www.patriciagajo.com. She is the author of Frommer's Montréal & Québec City and wrote the Québec entries for this book.

Andrew Hempstead has been a full-time travel writer for 20 years. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 guidebooks to all regions of Canada, as well as to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Hempstead is also co-owner of Summerthought Publishing, which produces non-fiction books about the Canadian Rockies. He lives in Banff, Alberta, with his wife and children. He is the author of Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador and a contributor to Frommer's Canada; for this book he wrote entries covering Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and eastern British Columbia.

Hélèna Katz is an award-winning travel writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in many publications including Up Here, Explore, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, Canadian Geographic, Homemakers, and Above & Beyond. She is also the author of four books: The Mad Trapper, Gang Wars, Cold Cases, and Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada. She was raised in Montréal but now calls the North home. She lives in Fort Smith, adjacent to Wood Buffalo National Park, with her partner, their two dogs, a cat, a llama, and the only alpaca herd in the Northwest Territories. Hélèna wrote the Yukon and Northwest Territories entries for this book.

Denis Seguin is an award-winning freelance journalist and filmmaker based in Toronto. His writing has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world and on-line. He wrote many of the Ontario entries for this book.

Julie V. Watson is a prolific writer based in Prince Edward Island with 28 books and numerous articles to her credit. Her writing focuses on Canada's Maritime provinces, travel, food, lifestyles, seniors, and entrepreneurship. Julie and her husband travel extensively in the family RV where Julie writes along the way. The award-winning writer shares her passion for writing, POD publishing, and scrapbooking through workshops across Canada, working with her son—Vancouver photographer John Watson. She is the author of Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island and she wrote the entries on those provinces for this book.

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