You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might gothey've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
Come along with Frommer's Canada and discover some of North America's most spectacular scenery, from the towering peaks of the Rockies to the rustic fishing villages of Nova Scotia. Much more comprehensive than the competition, Frommer's covers all the major cities: Vancouver's hip galleries, dining, and nightlife; the art museums and architectural highlights of Toronto; Calgary's wild and woolly Stampede; and Montréal's charming French bistros and cafes. And of course, we'll show you the very best of Canada's great outdoors, from hiking in the national parks to biking its lovely backroads. Along the way, we'll point out all the best places to spot puffins, whales, polar bears, moose, elk, and more.
Our expert authors have logged thousands of miles throughout Canada. They reveal their favorite places and experiences, and offer unbiased practical advice that will help you plan the trip that's right for you, no matter what your budget.
About the Author
A native of California and resident by turns of Ottawa, Amsterdam, Vancouver, and now Rio de Janeiro, Shawn Blore is an award-winning magazine writer and the best-selling author of Vancouver: Secrets of the City. In 2003, he took up the prestigious Canadian Journalism Fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Massey College. He’s also the author of Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria and Frommer’s Brazil.
Toronto native Hilary Davidson now calls New York City home, thanks to her persuasive Manhattan-born husband, Daniel. She is a contributing editor at Chatelaine magazine, and writes for Martha Stewart Weddings, Executive Traveler, Wedding Bells, Glow, Discover, and Pages. She is also the author of Frommer’s Toronto 2004. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Karr has written, co-authored, or edited more than 25 guidebooks, including Vancouver & Victoria For Dummies; Frommer’s Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island; Frommer’s New England; Frommer’s Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine; and Frommer’s Portable Maine Coast. He has also contributed to Frommer’s Irreverent Guides to Rome and Vancouver. In addition, he has written articles for Sierra and Sports Illustrated, among other publications. He divides his time among New England, both coasts of Canada, and Europe.
Herbert Bailey Livesey has written about travel and food for many publications, including Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, and Playboy. He’s the author or co-author of several guidebooks, including Frommer’s Montréal & Québec City, Frommer’s Europe from $60 a Day, and Frommer’s New England.
Bill McRae was born and raised in rural eastern Montana, though he spent the better years of his youth attending university in Great Britain, France, and Canada. He has previously written about Montana and Utah for Moon Publications and about the Pacific Northwest and Seattle for Lonely Planet. Other publications he has written for include National Geographic and Microsoft Expedia. Bill is also co-author of Frommer’s British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies. He makes his home in Portland, Oregon.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What's New in Canada.
1. The Best of Canada.
2. Planning Your Trip to Canada (Bill McRae)
3. Nova Scotia (Paul Karr).
4. New Brunswick (Paul Karr).
5. Prince Edward Island (Paul Karr).
6. Newfoundland & Labrador (Paul Karr).
7. Montréal (Herbert Bailey Livesey).
8. Québec City & the Gaspé Peninsula (Herbert Bailey Livesey).
9. Ottawa & Eastern Ontario (Herbert Bailey Livesey).
10. Toronto (Hilary Davidson).
11. Southwestern Ontario (Hilary Davidson).
12. North to Ontario's Lakelands & Beyond (Hilary Davidson).
13. Manitoba & Saskatchewan (Bill McRae).
14. Alberta & the Rockies (Bill McRae).
15. Vancouver (Shawn Blore).
16. Victoria & British Columbia (Shawn Blore and Bill McRae).
17. The Yukon & the Northwest Territories (Bill McRae).
Appendix: Canada in Depth (Bill McRae).