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61. Nova Scotia (Canada Series)
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62. Fodor's Montreal and Quebec City
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63. Souvenir of Canada
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64. Hiking Lake Louise
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65. Ulysses Quebec: Travel Better,
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66. Timeless Shore: Canada's West
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67. The Rough Guide to Montreal (Rough
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68. Frommer's with Kids Toronto, 1E
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69. Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including
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70. The World-Famous Alaska Highway:
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71. Maritime Provinces Off the Beaten
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72. Best Places Vancouver (Best Places
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73. Exploring Nova Scotia : Fourth
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75. Sacre Blues : An Unsentimental
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61. Nova Scotia (Canada Series)
by Lloyd Kyi Tanya
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Asin: 1552854183
Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
Publisher: Whitecap Books
Sales Rank: 220538
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Nova Scotia is the newest addition to the popular Canada Series. This maritime province's long history can be seen at monuments in Louisbourg and Port Royale, in the French and Gaelic languages still spoken, and in the world-famous traditions of Cape Breton fiddlers. Nova Scotia's coastlines, countryside, and cities are yours to discover in this richly photographed volume. ... Read more


62. Fodor's Montreal and Quebec City 2003 : The Guide for All Budgets, Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore On and Off the BeatenPath (Fodor's Montreal and Quebec)
by Fodors
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Asin: 1400010950
Catlog: Book (2003-02-04)
Publisher: Fodor's
Sales Rank: 458157
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No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go.In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in Montreal and Quebec City give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do ? from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun.Fodor's Montreal and Quebec City 2003 shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges ? from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special.The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice ? from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Plus, web links and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap. ... Read more


63. Souvenir of Canada
by Douglas Coupland
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Asin: 1550549170
Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Sales Rank: 43772
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Renown writer and artist Douglas Coupland's valentine to Canada looks at how it feels to be a Canadian now and imagines what it might feel like to be a Canadian in the future. From collective memories, Coupland locates objects like stubbie beer bottles and ookpiks, Kraft dinner and maple walnut ice cream. With the same witty sensibility, he considers significant events and relevant issues, like Canada's relationship with the United States, Medicare, and the landscape itself in this colorful, lively mix of image and text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My opinion of this book is biased by my love of Canadians...
I was fortunate to found this book a couple of years ago when I was in Vancouver,BC, and I was nothing but thrilled to see 1) a new Coupland book, 2) a book about Canada, and 3) a picture book for adults. And since I've had it I have found myself reading it several times.

Coupland fans who didn't like the "non-fiction journal" style of "Polaroids from the Dead" will probably not enjoy this book. But Coupland fans who vist his website for art as well as literature, or try to make gallery shows when Coupland's work is being displayed, will absolutely cherish this book.

Coupland spends anywhere form a couple of paragraphs to a couple pages talking about Canadaian facets like Cigs, Hockey, the Maple Leaf, Poutine, and the Trans Canadian Highway.

This is a must have for die hard Coupland fans, Canadians, US citizens who have spent any amount of time near the border, and everyone else in the know. ... Read more


64. Hiking Lake Louise
by Mike Potter
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Asin: 096944382X
Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: Luminous Compositions Ltd.
Sales Rank: 275673
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Hiking guidebook for Lake Louise area of Banff National Park, Alberta (Canadian Rockies): companion to "Backcountry Banff" ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Makes It Sound So Easy
The first portion of the book gives alot helpful information that is necessay for anyone thinking of hiking in the Canadian Rockies--from the gear needed for the hike to the precautions that need to be taken with hazards related to hiking. The author does an excellent job of linking each hike in a particular area to the next one, so that a hiker could possibly continue on right into the next degree of difficulty--if one were so inclined, or had enough time and preparation. Each hike is covered in very good detail, including: distance one way, degree of difficulty, elevation change, highest elevation reached on the hike, and location of the tailhead. Many beautiful colored and black & white photos were also included. The one thing that I thought was a little bit lacking was the detail of the maps. Several hikes in each area were included on the same map, and sometimes it got somewhat cluttered looking on the map. Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone who was just a beginner or to those who wanted to strike out on the next degree of difficulty--all the way up to scaling some of the taller peaks in the Lake Louise area. ... Read more


65. Ulysses Quebec: Travel Better, Enjoy More (Ulysses Travel Guide Quebec)
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Asin: 2894645953
Catlog: Book (2003-06-01)
Publisher: Ulysses Travel Guides
Sales Rank: 122186
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A stroll along the lively streets of Montreal or Quebec City? A jaunt through the Laurentians, the Charlevoix region or around Ile d'Orleans? An adventure in the Gaspesie or the Saguenay? An expedition to Ile d'Anticosti or to Quebec's Far North? Wherever you go in Quebec, this Ulysses Travel guide is one traveling companion you won't want to do without.

Ulysses offers an in-depth section on history and culture, descriptions of scores of charming restaurants and inns, plus countless ideas for outdoor activities across this unique province, all presented in a dynamic layout with numerous illustrations.

This guide offers: descriptions of more than 1,000 attractions, featured in 50 detailed tours that cover every region of Quebec, star-rated so you can spot the must-sees at a glance; suggestions for over 1,000 places to eat, sleep, shop and live it up, no matter what your budget or tastes; striking color photos that bring the scenery to life; more than 80 regional and city maps.

Written by Quebecers, the Ulysses Travel Guide Quebec is the most complete guide for your next vacation à la Québécoise! ... Read more


66. Timeless Shore: Canada's West Coast Trail
by George Allen
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Asin: 1896209068
Catlog: Book (1994)
Publisher: Bayeux Arts
Sales Rank: 1013816
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Known internationally as one of the world's top ten hikes Vancouver Island's West Coast Trail has captured the imagination of people the world over. In this beautifully produced book George Allen's photography captures the visual magnificence of the land and sea. With text that is at once informative and as finely crafted as his photos Allen has created a classic ... Read more


67. The Rough Guide to Montreal (Rough Guide Montreal)
by Arabella Bowen, John Shandy Watson
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Asin: 184353195X
Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
Sales Rank: 313750
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INTRODUCTION

Montréal is by far Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. Toronto may have the country’s economic power and Vancouver its most majestic scenery, but the centuries-old marriage of English and French cultures that defines Montréal has given the city an allure and dynamic unique to North America – a captivating atmosphere that is admittedly hard to describe. Its ethnic make-up is in truth fairly diverse, what with plenty of Italians, Greeks, Eastern Europeans, Jews, Chinese and Portuguese putting down roots in various neighbourhoods over the last century. But ever since the French first flew the flag here back in the 1600s, the struggle for the city’s soul has centred on – and largely set apart – its English and French factions.

As such Montréal has always been a pivotal player in the politics of Québec separatism, the tension between the two main linguistic groups having reached a searing low in the late 1960s, when the Front de Libération du Québec waged a terrorist campaign on the city as the province was undergoing a "francization" that would affect Montréal most of all. In the wake of legislation that enshrined French-language dominance in Québec, English-Quebecers fled in droves, tipping the nation’s economic supremacy from Montréal to Toronto. After decades of linguistic dispute, though, a truce appears to have at last settled in, and nowadays it’s hard to believe that only a few years ago a narrowly failed 1995 referendum on separation transformed the city into a pitched battlefield over linguistic and territorial rights. It seems virtually everyone can speak French, while the younger generation of Francophones also speak l’anglais – certainly a blessing for English-speaking visitors who should have no problem finding someone who speaks the language. The truce has also gone hand in hand with the city’s economic resurgence, which sees Montréal at the fore of Canada’s high-tech industry.

The duality of Montréal’s social mix is also reflected in its urban make-up. Sandwiched between the banks of the St Lawrence River and the forested, trail-laced rise of Mont Royal, the heart of the city is an engaging melange of Old and New World aesthetics. Busy downtown, with its wide boulevards lined by sleek office towers and rambling shopping malls, is emblematic of a typical North American metropolis, while just to its south, Vieux-Montréal preserves the city’s unmistakable French heritage in its layout of narrow, cobblestone streets and town squares anchored by the radiant Basilique Notre-Dame. Balancing these are traces of the city’s greatest international moment, Expo ’67, echoes of which remain on Parc Jean-Drapeau, the islands across from Vieux-Montréal that hosted the successful World Fair. A few kilometres east stands perhaps the city’s greatest folly, the Stade Olympique built for the 1976 Olympics, its leaning tower overshadowing the expansive Jardin Botanique, second only to London’s Kew Gardens.

Specific sights aside, it’s the street-level vibe that makes Montréal such a great place to visit. Like the homegrown Cirque du Soleil, Montréal has a ceaseless – and contagious – energy that infuses its café and lounge culture, its exciting into-the-wee-hour nightlife, and the boisterous summer festivals that put everyone in a party mood. Nowhere captures this free-spirited ethos better than Plateau Mont-Royal, the trendiest neighbourhood in town and effective meeting point of Montréal’s founding and immigrant cultures. Here, the best restaurants, bars and clubs hum and groove along boulevard St-Laurent, the symbolic divide between the city’s French and English communities, under the watchful gaze of the city’s most prominent landmark, the cross atop Mont Royal that recalls Montréal’s initial founding as a Catholic colony.

In some contrast, Québec City, around 250km east, seems immune to outside forces, its walled old town steadfastly embodying the province’s French fact. Perched atop a promontory with a commanding view of the St Lawrence and laced with winding, cobblestone streets flanked by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century stone houses, it ranks as Québec’s most romantic and beautifully situated city. Closer to Montréal, two other enchanting regions – the Eastern Townships (Les Cantons-de-l’Est) and the Laurentian mountains (Les Laurentides) – provide excellent getaways, along with top-notch skiing, away from the teeming city centre. ... Read more


68. Frommer's with Kids Toronto, 1E
by JenniferCrump
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Asin: 1894413326
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 628434
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Family vacations have never been so easy with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places local parents and kids like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they'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, and tells you which ones are kid-friendly. Every Frommer's with Kids Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and outdoor activities. You'd be lost without us!

This new first edition of Frommer's Toronto with Kids reveals the most fun experiences for kids of all ages in Canada's biggest city. It's full of incredibly detailed tips - right down to which hotels offer cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs and kids' menus. Inside you'll learn where to find hands-on, interactive museums; children's entertainment, from concerts to puppet shows; a guide to the top ten attractions; kid-oriented shopping; plus amusement parks, green parks, and other places to play. There are even suggested itineraries for each age group making trip planning a snap! Let Frommer's Toronto with Kids show your family the exciting sights and sounds of Toronto.

For Families with Kids of All Ages Let Frommer's show you where your kids can:

  • Catch the ferry for a picnic on the Toronto Islands
  • Take in the sights and sounds of Chinatown
  • Dig for dinosaur bones and visit a bat cave
  • Creep through secret passageways in a real castle
  • See Dorothy's red shoes
  • Ride a virtual roller coaster
  • Follow a camel trail
  • Rollerblade along the shores of Lake Ontario
Plus invaluable travel tips:
  • Age ranges for every sight and activity
  • Hotels that offer cribs and rollaway beds
  • Outdoor adventures for the active family
  • Shopping for everything from baby booties to import CDs
Great trips begin at frommers.com
  • Book flights, hotels, and rental cars
  • Get free updates on attractions and prices
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69. Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria & Coastal British Columbia (Hidden Pacific Northwest, 6th ed)
by Eric Lucas
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Asin: 1569752834
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Sales Rank: 608046
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Hidden guides combine unique travel choices, outdoor adventures and little-known locales into a guide where vacations meet adventures. Each guide includes detailed maps, complete internet information for each listing, highlighted author favorites, suggested itineraries and walking and driving tours. While Seattle may be leading the growth in this red-hot region, there are still many unspoiled getaways to be found in the Pacific Northwest. This guide balances coverage of vintage favorites with new hot spots. Hidden Pacific Northwest takes you one step further by adding extensive coverage of outdoor activities, from windsurfing the Columbia River Gorge to climbing glaciers on Mount Rainier to sea kayaking the British Columbia coast. It details 333 places to hike and 726 campgrounds. Also described are distinctive lodging options -- including 93 coastal inns -- 18 covered bridges to write home about, 10 lighthouses to climb and 45 places to shop for Northwest crafts. This edition features 35 new maps. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars very useful and accurate
I have the 5th Edition of this book, but, this can only be better I hope.

It is a very personal review of the states and what they have to offer and as opposed to other books that are just boring and incomprehensible listings of attractions and dining and lodging .
I actually went to some of the dining and hidden attraction recommendations from this book and it didn't fail me. All those places were certainly what the book said they would be or maybe more than that.

The only drawback i can see is that there wasnt any mention of good campgrounds that car-campers could easily refer to. But for that, you can look up "the best in tent camping".

Good Luck with your trips. I know mine was a great success. ... Read more


70. The World-Famous Alaska Highway: A Guide to the Alcan & Other Wilderness Roads of the North
by Tricia Brown
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Asin: 1555914462
Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Sales Rank: 226750
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable DRIVING Guide to the Highway
Not sure why the last reviewer bought a driving guide instead of a hiking guide, but I found this book to be incredibly helpful and entertaining. It contained the right balance of text with history and don't-miss places to visit for each community, along with listings of restaurants and places to stay. She tell you the miles (and kilometers) between major towns and includes lots of great pictures. Highly recommended for preparing for the trip, and a great resource once you're on the road.

1-0 out of 5 stars Of no value to me
I will be driving to Alaska this summer with my dog and I wanted guidance on local parks on the way where we could take breaks and go hiking. I purchased the book since it claims to provide information about hiking trails. No such thing; I found nothing of any value to me and returned it. In fact, if you delete the pictures and the lists of motels and restaurants... there would be little left to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ideal guide for anyone traveling the Alaskan Highway
The World-Famous Alaska Highway is the ideal guide for anyone traveling up and down the Alaskan Highway. This compendium of historic sites, roadside attractions, dramatic views, wildlife sighting sites, recreational resources (hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, canoeing, cruising, flying, festivals, rodeos, parades, races, museums, theme parks) will ensure the success of any excursion from day trips to full-fledged vacations. The World-Famous Alaska Highway also offers practical money-saving, comfort enhancing advice on preparing your vehicle, roadway considerations and routes, as well as up-to-date contact numbers and websites for cities throughout the region and serviced by the Alaskan Highway. If you are planning just such a journey for business or pleasure, begin with a thorough reading of Tricia Brown's The World-Famous Alaska Highway!

5-0 out of 5 stars Handy, Practical, and Refreshing
Handy, practical, and refreshing describe this guide to the Alcan Highway and other roads of the North. Tricia Brown's friendly voice and personal insights bring the adventure to life for me. Although I've driven the Alcan many times over the years, there's much to see and much to learn. I plan to pack this Guide along with my gear for my next trip. ... Read more


71. Maritime Provinces Off the Beaten Path, 5th (Off the Beaten Path Series)
by Trudy Fong
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Asin: 0762735244
Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Globe Pequot
Sales Rank: 487550
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Enjoy the unusual in Canada's Maritime Provinces. See which gourds pass the finish line in the pumpkin regatta, get a rare look at an Atlantic puffin, and check out the Psychic Fair at the reportedly haunted Churchill Mansion.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide
We used this guide for an individual trip (not a group tour)to Nova Scotia. Don't be misled by the title--it's a great book for mainstream tourists, focusing on the history and culture and sites, giving a lot more background than your standard Frommer's guide for example. At the end of each chapter there's a very limited list of hotels and restaurants, so you'll also want one of the standards--Frommer's for example, as a complement. Also, the Nova Scotia Tourism authority has GREAT free material and maps which are yours for the asking on their website. ... Read more


72. Best Places Vancouver (Best Places Vancover)
by Kasey Wilson
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Asin: 1570613427
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Sales Rank: 173062
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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From the city's top 25 attractions and renowned shopping to its wicked nightclubs and nearby snowboarding at Blackcomb, this new edition of Vancouver Best Places is your ticket across the border. Locals uncover the finest and most exciting places to go for an evening on the town, a romantic weekend getaway, or a week-long family stay. The ever-reliable reviews of star-rated restaurants and lodgings guide residents and visitors alike to the perfect meal or bed, with details on the arts, neighborhoods, and more to explore in between. From Best Places, North Americas most respected regional travel series. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A perfect travel companion
Unlike alot of travel books this one is laid out more like a novel with more explanations and full descriptions. This can get a little confusing if you need to find something in a hurry but it certainly provides you with more information. I visited Vancouver back in August for 5 days, so decided to buy the book and be prepared before hand. The restaurent section is superb.I found various small resaurants that felt untouched by any tourist. I felt like a local after being there only a few days. The only thing it lacks is more photos and nice paper stock. I also bought the lonely planet Vancouver book, and each had there own qualities. If the two books were combined it would make for an unbeatable guide.

3-0 out of 5 stars Excellent recommendations no maps
The Best Places books are outstanding for recommending the best sites to see and I particularly like the restaurant reviews. The hole in these books are the lack of maps. There's a double sided fold out map at the back of the book but that's it. There are no neighborhood maps. The books should do more to help me find a restaurant in a town I don't know than just list the address. Until they figure out maps, you'll need a streetwise map to go hand in hand with this series.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Helpful and Well-Organized
We just came back from a trip to Vancouver and Victoria and had a very relaxing and rewarding experience with the help of this book. The portion relating to Vancouver was great with a helpful discussion of navigating your way around the city and its various neighborhoods. The restaurant/cafe recommendations were very helpful, and we thought, quite on the mark. Lodging recommendations were also on the money (even though we weren't thrilled with what we ended up with, but based on what else was available at that level of rating, the book's rating seemed to be right on). Finally, the section on Victoria and Whistler were especially helpful given our quick 'sojourns' to these areas. Oh yeah, we did a quick cross-reference of the ratings in this book with Zagat's and they were pretty much in line with each other. There were also lovely discussions in general about shopping in Vancouver (quite plentiful) as well as the parks and the top 20 attractions. Highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thorough, clear, and well-researched
Best Places provides a wonderful guide to Vancouver. The restaurant guide is especially thorough. Symbols appear next to attractions that are especially suited to certain interests (romance, families, budget travelers, and those seeking a spot with a uniquely Vancouver character) making it easy to customize your trip. Chapters on Whistler and Victoria are a nice plus. For my money Best Places is the best book for your trip to Vancouver.

Some other titles in this category are nearly as good: The Lonely Planet guide is a little weaker on details of attractions but still tells you about lots of things to do. It also has more info for the less seasoned traveler or someone coming from outside (the west coast of) North America. While Best Places gives you one massive list of restaurants The City Smart guide groups restaurants by neighborhood, so if you want to plan all your dinners in advance, go with Best Places, but if you're looking ahead to a spontaneous movable feast, the City Smart guide will probably get you to the table more easily. All three of these are written by people who know the area, so the information is reliable.

I wasn't so crazy about Frommer's Irreverent Guide. It costs nearly as much as the other three, but doesn't have anything else to recommend it above the others.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is really a BEST PLACE
This was our first trip to Vancouver and we found this book to be very informative. The background/history sections are very helpful, especially "How to ack like a local". We found the way the book is divided to be very useful. The 190 restaurant options are fabulous. The exploring section is very informative for those who do not want to miss anything. The itineraies suggestions are good. Additionally, as a surprise, it does cover Victoria Island and Whistler. ... Read more


73. Exploring Nova Scotia : Fourth Edition
by Dale Dunlop, Alison Scott
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Asin: 0887805868
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Formac Pubs
Sales Rank: 240896
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Nova Scotia is an attractive destination for travellers from all over the world. Exploring Nova Scotia is a delightful and informed guide to the province's many attractions.

The fourth edition of Dale Dunlop's authoritative guide to the province presents the wide range of activities that keep visitors enthralled, from sea kayaking to golf, from shopping trips to genealogy searches. Previous editions have drawn rave reviews from residents and visitors alike.

This revised, expanded and fully updated activity guide offers more than 400 off-the-beaten track adventures as well as recommendations for accommodations and dining in all corners of the province.
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74. Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon, 4th : Including the Metro Area and Vancouver, Washington (Insiders' Guide Series)
by Rachel Dresbeck
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Asin: 0762734086
Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
Publisher: Insiders' Guide
Sales Rank: 795154
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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From the thriving arts scene of the Pearl District to the natural wonder of the scenic Columbia Gorge, it's all in this guide to the City of Roses.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Visitor's Guide!!
I recently visited Portland for the Fourth of July weekend and this book along with {Best Places Portland} were my constant companion. Extensive information regarding EVERYTHING from Shopping, Restaurants, Lodging to detailed information on each neighborhood.

If you are looking to visit Portland and need a Visitor Guide, Grab your highlighter! and get a map. I carried this one with me constantly. The only flaw I could find in this one is that it didn't seperate the restaurants by Meal Type ie; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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5-0 out of 5 stars great guide to Portland
Whether you live in Portland or are visiting for an extended time or have just moved, this is an excellent guide to the Rose City. Everything from shopping, restaurants, recreation, sites of interest, etc. You name it, this book covers it. Want to find a new place to go out to dinner? Look here. Want to figure out where to take a visiting friend from out of town? Look here. This is an excellent guide to all aspects of living, working, and playing in Portland. The one shortcoming this book has is that it has very limited coverage of the surrounding metro area. If it's not in Portland, it's probably not in this book. ... Read more


75. Sacre Blues : An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec
by TARAS GRESCOE
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Asin: 1551990814
Catlog: Book (2001-04-24)
Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross
Sales Rank: 180704
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I've never lived in Quebec - only visited briefly several times. I've always believed Quebec is a very different province from the rest but could never quite explain it to my fellow anglophones any better than my superficial experiences there. The author does an amazing job in explaining the depth of Quebec's culture and what makes it truely unique within Canada. It's not excessively historical or political but offers enough background on most aspects of the Quebecois to help the rest of us gain a better understanding.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic look at Quebec
I have considered moving to Quebec and this book has made me both want to move there immediately and also be cautious about it - that's how evenhanded his writing is. I feel like I have learned a lot about the people of Quebec, more than one can learn from a travel guide or a history book. His writing style practically takes you there. If you are interested in learning about the real Quebec and can't go there yet, this is the next best thing. I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent read!
I could not put this book down and I loved his writing style! Fun, informative and thought provoking. What more could you ask for? My grandmother was Quebecois but I knew nothing about Quebec and Canada. Now I feel like I have a pretty good basis for understanding and learning more about Canada and it's place in the world. A lot of his discussions he applies to the U.S. as well. He's mastered the interconnections between people, places, events and history and presents them so well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Québec in a nutshell...
I saw a review of "Sacré Blues" in a Canadian newspaper (I don't remember which one) and decided that, since I was in Québec and frankly quite clueless regarding many aspects of Québec history and culture, I picked up a copy at an Archambault in Sainte-Foy. I had resolved to put it away for the return train trip to Toronto, but I started reading a little bit each night. At some points in the book I was laughing out loud so much my neighbours must have wondered about my sanity.

I spent a month in Québec and plan to return often, and "Sacré Blues" helped me to understand some of the issues in modern Québec. I have taken a Québécois civilisation course, but there are many topics in the book that elaborated on things we had touched on in class, such as Québécois winters, language, popular culture, famous people, the strange and fascinating addiction to cholesterol-laden food (poutine! May Wests! Pepsi!), tabloid newspapers, politics, the Floribécois (retired Québécois who migrate in droves to Florida every winter), Céline Dion, and much, much more.

Grescoe writes with tongue-in-cheek humour that sometimes amounts to laugh-out-loud guffawing, such as the Québec Language Police...something that I evidence firsthand. Some of the topics seemed to go on for much too long, but generally the book is funny and informative, sort of a mini-introduction to Québec. Very well written, with a glossary of terms and famous Québécois, important dates, and cultural notes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ma Belle Province
As someone from Montreal, I was originally pretty defensive about what some outsider had to say about Quebec. In the end, I think its a good book for anyone who's interested in the province but doesn't know that much about it. Ok it doesn't cover everything, and yes, sometimes its a bit lo-o-ong on details, but he does a good job of talking with/about key people (anglos francos and others) in the province, and addressing the main issues there. Whether you agree with him or not is another matter, but then I don't think the time has yet arrived where anyone will be able to write The Definite Book on Quebec that everyone will agree with. ... Read more


76. 2003 Trailer Life Directory: Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Services
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Asin: 0934798710
Catlog: Book (2003-01-01)
Publisher: T.L. Enterprises
Sales Rank: 314000
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The 2003 Trailer Life Directory is the most comprehensive, accurate, and reliable source of campground information for the more than 7 million RV owners. It lists and fully describes more than 12,500 private and public campgrounds, 1,100 RV service centers, and 900 tourist attractions. New to this edition are a survey of the RV marketplace for products, information, and coupons; tips on traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail; a tour of America's most interesting factories; and an easy-to-use index to attractions and service centers. Campgrounds are rated for facilities, restroom cleanliness and design, and visual appeal by inspection teams that stay on the road year-round. Campground listings include location; directions; hookup facilities; amenities such as security, laundry, dump, and swimming pool; daily rates; extra charges; number and kind of sites available; pull-throughs; pet restrictions; open and closing dates if not year-round; patio availability; road type; side-by-side hookup requirements; elevation if over 2,500 feet; and LP gas availability. Full-color state maps help RVers plan their travels and pinpoint over 10,000 cities and towns with RV locations. The Trailer Life Directory is the official directory of the largest RV organization, the Good Sam Club, which has a membership of over 950,000. Good Sam members receive a 10 percent discount on camping fees, RV accessories, and LP gas at over 2,300 locations listed in the directory. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars From a Rocky Mountain RV enthusiast
We have owned the Trailer Life Directory for several years and find it to be an excellent investment for anyone who wants to know about the RV parks and campgrounds in the United States.
We have placed the tabs that come in the book into the various states locations so that we can quickly find the state that we want to learn about. We plan to purchase the 2004 edition when it becomes available as the prices change each year along with new rv campgrounds emerging and some no longer available.
An excellent way to know what is available ahead of time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Before Planning a Trip, Buy a Guide
I've only been in RV'ing for a short time. Amoung the biggest fears I had in planning a trip was reserving a campgroung that was unsatisfactory. I went to the bookstore and spent an hour thumbing through Trailer Life and Woodall's. Both are great guides, but I found TL's rating to be much more thorough. They have three ratings 1-10 where Woodall's was just two 1-5. Both seemed to cover the same amount of spots and have the exact same ads, so on the outside they seemed to be just as accepted by campgrounds as the de facto guides. I've been pretty pleased with the ratings that TL provided, and it has kept me from being dissappointed. However, the listings are mostly by cities or mailing address. So if you looking to find a great campground in an area it may be listed under the mailing address rather then the area. That can be difficult to cross-reference city and town names with local areas. It'd be nice if they had a numbered map by region or state. That'd make it much easier for planning. ... Read more


77. Top 10 Toronto (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES)
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Asin: 0756609038
Catlog: Book (2005-02-21)
Publisher: DK ADULT
Sales Rank: 177143
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Whether you're looking for the finest cuisine or the least expensive places to eat, the most luxurious hotels or the best deals on places to stay, Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides provide useful information by local experts to find the best of everything at each destination. ... Read more


78. Trans-Canada Rail Guide, 3rd: Includes City Guides to Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary & Vancouver
by Melissa Graham
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Asin: 1873756690
Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
Sales Rank: 241763
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive guidebook gives information for all budgets, from the cheapest rail tickets with shoestring accommodations in the cities along the route to the most luxurious guided tours.
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5-0 out of 5 stars THE Canadian rail book!!
This is THE ultimate canadian rail travel book. I would even recommend this book for those driving through Canada. The author gives advise (very detailed) on where to eat, sleep, sight-see, and so on. I urge everyone to find this book at your local bookstore and thumb through it. Then buy it here. At the end of the book it even guides you along the train journey by listing the significant sights along the way (such as....at Mile marker 26 towards the south, you'll see the cemetary containing 145 victims of the Titanic). Best of all, it displays all of the VIA Rail timetables and how many calendar days each leg of the trip takes. This is especially useful for those on the CANRAIL pass package. YOu can literaly plan your entire itinerary from this single book. The size allows you to easily stow it in a small camera bag or purse. The PERFECT Canadian travel book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is even better than I thought
Ok, I'm back. This is my second review of the book, however this time it's based on my real experience traveling with VIA from coast to coast (Halifax - Vancouver) and using this book on the road (oooppss...rail). While preparing my itinerary I used this book as a main source of information when deciding how much time I'll spend in each city and where I'll be staying. VIA web site is of course the place to pickup the latest timetables, calculate the price of the tickets, and make a reservations... (I found timetables at the end of the book still useful on the board of the train when I needed to quickly find out the distance to the next station).

I put three books in my backpack, two travel guides from NELLES (guides to Atlantic and Pacific provinces) and this one. The guides from NELLES are good with lots of facts about the country and with nice photos, however I found "Trans-Canada Rail Guide" far more suitable for people traveling across Canada by train. Also the book is as valuable on board of the train as well in the downtown of the city. I rent the book to several fellow travelers in coach class and each one of them told me how great it is.

The organization of the book is simple but efficient, for example in PART 4 City Guides and plans you can find for all mayor cities short descriptions of the following: History, Arriving in...(by air, by train), Local Transport, Orientation and Services, Where to stay, Where to eat, What to see, Moving on (by air, by train). If you are real rail enthusiast you'll have fun reading PART 5 Route Guide and Maps with description of small stations and places marked with mile markers so you can be "smarter" then others guessing what it is or where you are. Some prices mentioned in the book are the same even today but in general are higher. My average expense for the mid-range hotel or B&B was 55 CAD per night (including tax), entrance fees for museums and other events are in general higher, anything from 10 to 50% higher, food 10-20%, buses and taxis 10-20% , train tickets 10-20% (the cost of my Canrail Pass was 408 CAD including tax). If you need any additional tips or information about the trip you can send me a message to my account on Yahoo (see member page). Today I found out that second edition of this book is published so check it out!

4-0 out of 5 stars Read this book before you go!
This book helped me prepare itinerary for my one-month journey from Halifax to Vancouver that I'm planning to take in May 2000. I checked prices and some telephone numbers mentioned in the book with those I found on different web sites and despite the fact that the book is four years old it's still useful and accurate. There is everything you need to prepare for such journey: routes and costs, facts about country, practical advices (transport, festivals, food, time, hotels,...), history about Trans-Canada railway, mayor city guides and plans and least but not last route guide and maps with short description about small towns along the routes. ... Read more


79. Frommer's British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies (Frommer's Complete)
by BillMcRae, ShawnBlore
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Asin: 0764555723
Catlog: Book (2004-05-17)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 384788
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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 go--they'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!

Frommer's British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies will show you the best of Vancouver, the hottest destination in North America, where you can enjoy cutting-edge Asian-fusion cuisine and experience firsthand its vibrant arts and nightlife scene. Then we'll take you into some of the most spectacular, unspoiled countryside on the continent, where you can enjoy whale watching, sea kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing, downhill skiing, wine tasting, hiking, biking, and more. In the Rockies, you'll get full coverage of gorgeous Banff and Jasper National Parks, and we'll also take you to the glowing glacial waters of Lake Louise. Our author has traveled every inch of this vast region, and he's chosen the best places to stay: wilderness lodges, guest ranches, elegant B&Bs, mom-and-pop motels, secluded campgrounds, and luxury resorts. With Frommer's in hand, it's a snap to design the Canadian adventure that's right for you. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good for city travel
Frommers now has numerous books that cover British Columbia as part of larger guides. I have the British Columbia/Canadian Rockies one, but they all contain the same text, which has been repackaged into different titles. As to this book itself, the layout is easy to find your way around and the information is reliable and has obviously been well researched. The hotel listings are especially detailed, down to descriptions of inroom curtains. This formula obviously appeals to many travelers and while I often pass up their hotel listings (too expensive for me), their restaurant descriptions are extremely helpful for me when on the road. They often describe actual dishes giving me a great feel of what to expect in each restaurant.

On the downside, so much space is given to accommodations and restaurants that the most important part of traveling is as good as ignored-what there is to see and do. The reason I travel and that BC is so popular as a destination is the great outdoors. I want to read about what there is do and what to see-the best hiking trails in the national parks, why it's worth my money to go whalewatching, etc. Many marvelous places in the province are missing completely. The book also lacks photos and the maps are poor or outdated (nothing that a good map from a gas station will fix!).

In conclusion, I like the look and feel of the Frommers book and have found that I can rely it when it comes to dining information. I always carry the Moon book as a reference for the ins and outs of each town and together the two books make perfect partners for my travels.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best part of Canada!
I am just several days before spending my holiday in British Columbia and the Canadian rockies, and this book really gives a lot of pre-fun. Very informative, very useful information (with places to stay, places to dine, must see attractions etc.) and an enthusiastic style make it a pleasure to read. I am sure that it will be of great value for every tourist who will visit this part of Canada. ... Read more


80. Arctic Crossing : A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture
by JONATHAN WATERMAN
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Asin: 0375404090
Catlog: Book (2001-03-27)
Publisher: Knopf
Sales Rank: 462697
Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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When Jonathan Waterman set out to cross the Arctic Circle by way of kayak, cross-country skis, and a dogsled, he was less interested in conquering the 2,200 miles between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans than in learning to live as the Inuit had before him (Inuit, for The People, is the name Canadian Eskimos prefer). Good thing, for the Arctic, as revealed in this candid and engrossing travelogue, is no place for jock-style adventure. Over the course of three summers, Waterman paddled through storms, capsized in 39-degree water, blacked out, and was bitten by thousands of mosquitoes, smoked out by exploding underground seams of coal, and chased by a grizzly bear. The land was so vast and empty that swans and bears vanished before him, ice chunks appeared as kayaks, and driftwood morphed into people in a disorienting series of mirages. Perhaps most challenging of all for Waterman was spending weeks at a time in this setting without seeing another soul. Under these circumstances, he had no choice but to draw on remnant instincts to avoid disaster, forget about time and goals, and to connect deeply to "the Earth and Its Great Weather," as the Inuit say. "Any committed adventurer eventually learns that equipment and performance are just a means to that greater end of finding your place in the natural world," writes Waterman, who proves he is willing to go the extra thousand miles for a moment of insight.

Of course, he also experiences moments of unparalleled serenity--caribou trotting out to his boat, belugas spouting around him, grizzlies on the shore--and creates warm friendships with the Inuit themselves, who have changed radically since their own days of traveling by kayak and dogsled. Waterman works admirably to understand The People without judging them, though he is discouraged by what he finds left of the culture he emulates--communities caught in a "depraved limbo, somewhere between paradise and tuberculosis." As with the Arctic itself, the Inuit turn out to be more complex in reality--and ultimately more appealing--than in mythology. Waterman's stark and satisfying account excels in its ability to grapple with the human condition while illuminating a mystical world inaccessible to the rest of us. --Lesley Reed ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More than I expected!!
A friend of mine recommended this book to me because I have always been interested in the native people of Alaska and Canada. Jonathan Waterman, in "Arctic Crossings", is very sensative to the Inuit story, not only their history, but also the tenuous circumstances of their lives today. Also, I was very touched by the sharing of his tender emotions about being alone on a long voyage. AND, I loved his descriptions of the wild life, especially the bears, throughout the book. Included are extrordinry color photographs of wildlife as well as different passages of the trip. The Banff Book Awards agreed: This book was choosen and the Best Adventure Travel Book of 2001.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic, pure and simple
This is one of those rare books that will stand larger with time. Waterman's journey through the Arctic Circle becomes a circling through both a culture and through the soloist's heart, a sort of Odyssey by kayak and with shotgun. There is everything to admire about this thoughtful book, the writing, the almost transparent self protrait, the ineffable scholarship, the raw adventure, and - refreshingly in this day of chest-thumping adrenaline junkies - an ethic of self preservation vs. summit-fever risk taking. Ironically, as the author set out upon this solitary epic, his stated intention was to avoid an epic. He judges the sea currents the way he judges bear tracks, with an eye to not only surviving, but thriving. His storytelling is pitch perfect. In presenting the Inuit, he gives us an ancient hunter culture stripped of the noble savage. He sketches the overlay of post-modern Western civilization in the "wastelands" without a preachment, only a fenceline in the middle of nowhere and surly guards on alert against no one. As icebergs metamorphose into animals, and animals shape-shift into driftwood, we grow into an alternate reality, one where trees are like magical trespassers. He shows this immortal land as entirely mortal and vulnerable, nothing new there. But where he finds a long dead Western explorer, it is cautionary, for it is himself - and us - that lie in the barrens without a witness. All in all, Arctic Crossing is a haunting book, beautifully written, utterly authentic, wise, poignant, and warmed throughout by one man's quest for the human condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars buy this book
Jon Waterman is a writer who belongs between the hardcovers. His explorations and introspection make for compelling reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Articulate Adventurer
Who was it who said, "less is more"? That's one truth that stands out in Jonathan Waterman's "Artic Crossing" - a epical solo trip of the Northwest Passage done without fanfare, without oodles of sponsorship dough. I liked the author's cool, understated writing style, the wry observations about his sufferings and about the Inuits. No hyperbole, none of self-inflation that is so common in adventure writing, this book is truly believable. A wonderful read.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book
in Arctic Crossing Jonathan Waterman, Kabloona extraordinaire gives us a a great gift. This guy can write, this guy can listen to the silence, this guy can paddle,hike, take in the wonder and freezing cold andbring it back home to those of us all warm in our living rooms. this guy is amazing. ... Read more


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