Waterfalls of Ontario

Overview

Praise for the first edition:
"A must-read for anyone touring the countryside."
? Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"Waterfalls of Ontario may be the most comprehensive guide to waterfalls in the province ever compiled."
? Winnipeg Sun

Waterfalls of Ontario is an ideal travel ...

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Overview

Praise for the first edition:
"A must-read for anyone touring the countryside."
— Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"Waterfalls of Ontario may be the most comprehensive guide to waterfalls in the province ever compiled."
— Winnipeg Sun

Waterfalls of Ontario is an ideal travel guide to, and celebration in pictures of, the province's most beautiful falls. This expanded edition includes two new sections: "Northeastern Ontario" covers Sudbury, North Bay and the northern cottage country, and "Hamilton" gives the recently dubbed City of Waterfalls its own section, featuring new falls, new photos and new and updated information.

The book also covers waterfalls in these regions:

  • Algoma
  • Cottage Country
  • Golden Horseshoe
  • Lake Huron
  • Ottawa Valley

Each waterfall is featured on a two-page spread that includes a full-page color photograph and a concise description with details of historical interest. The author also now includes GPS coordinates in addition to driving directions to help waterfall enthusiasts find their way. Other practical information includes geological features and updated regional maps. Sidebars feature handy at-a-glance information, such as the nearest settlement, walk time, trail conditions and the size of the fall. A notes section, "Other Waterfalls," describes nearby falls of interest.

Packed with gorgeous new photographs and updated information, Waterfalls of Ontario is an outstanding regional travel guide for weekend explorers, fans of waterfalls, visitors of all kinds and armchair travelers.

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Editorial Reviews

Cottage Times - Glenn Perrett
Stunning photographs... This book is a good reference before travelling in Ontario.
The Muskokan - Andrew Wagner-Chazalon
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.
Niagara Gazette - Don Glynn
A splendidly illustrated overview of the impressive cascades across the province... breathtaking.
Toronto Star - Sue Lebrecht
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.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record - Valerie Hill
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.
Toronto Sun - Diane Slawych
The most comprehensive guide to waterfalls in the province ever compiled... superb color photography and informative text.
Canadian Camera - Joy McDonell
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 Living - Doug O'Neill
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.
Canoe Network Travel - Jason Dickson
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.
Canadian Jewish News
Transports a reader to heavenly places.
Canadian Press
Tells the reader why the waterfalls are interesting, and gives detailed instructions on how to find them.
— Kim Covert
Cottage Times
Stunning photographs... This book is a good reference before travelling in Ontario.
— Glenn Perrett
The Muskokan
Fischer has done a remarkable job of capturing the variety of these falls... [Harris] is refreshingly honest... loves his subject.
— Andrew Wagner-Chazalon
Toronto Sun
The most comprehensive guide to waterfalls in the province ever compiled... superb color photography and informative text.
— Diane Slawych
Canadian Camera
Captures the allure, enchantment and fascination of falling water in a handsome pictorial and travel guide.
— Joy McDonell
Toronto Star
Full-page photographs provide the spiritual side... nicely balanced, organized and provocative [guidebook].
— Sue Lebrecht
Kitchener-Waterloo Record
It's rare to have a book that's so user friendly, packed with information yet beautiful... A must-read.
— Valerie Hill
Niagara Gazette
A splendidly illustrated overview of the impressive cascades across the province... breathtaking.
— Don Glynn
Canadian Press - Kim Covert
Harris, a self-proclaimed waterfall junkie, tells the reader why the waterfalls are interesting, and gives detailed instructions on how to find them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554077915
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Harris is a water resources professional and avid traveler who has written and contributed to many scientific studies.

George Fischer's work has appeared in the New York Times, Islands Magazine, and Explore as well as in many calendars.

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