A brand new edition featuring illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside over 250 inspiring full-colour photographs that will bring Canada's people, places and astonishing diversity to life, at the turn of a page. A brand new 'Best of' feature highlights the top attractions not to be missed, such as a visit to Quebec City and the infamous Niagara Falls, a spectacular sighting of the Aurora Borealis and not forgetting an unforgettable glimpse of some resident polar bears. This section also features the editor's choice of exclusive and unique recommendations, including the best beaches, museums and winter sport destinations. An in-depth 'Places' section comprises sixteen chapters covering the entire country, from the icy 'wasteland' of the Northwest Territories to the coastal resorts of Nova Scotia. All the principal sites along the way are conveniently cross-referenced by number to accompanying full-colour maps, to enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance. The information on each area is also accompanied by restaurant listings, including contact details and an indication of price range and local specialities.
You will also find a fascinating history chapter, tracing key events from the arrival of the Inuit peoples, the rise and fall of New France and the arrival of the British, to Confederation Canada and Postwar Prosperity. Intriguing features explore Canada's people, art, food and drink, natural world and much more, to give you deeper understanding of the country's unique culture. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides essential practical information, covering transport, accommodation for all budgets, shopping, nightlife, sports, activities for children, money, health, language and much more, along with useful contact telephone numbers to help you book activities in advance. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Best of Canada; Hope and Promise; Searching for an Identity. History: Decisive Dates; A Nation in the Making; Voyages of Discovery; The Rise and Fall of New France; Arrival of the British; Confederation Canada; Settlement and War; Postwar Prosperity. Features: The French and the English; TheInuit; Art and Performance; Canada at Work; Food and Drink. Insights: Mini Features: The Dominion of Canada is Born; Rodeos: An Alberta Passion; Photo Features: New Architectural Heights; The Ancient Art of the Inuit; The Great Outdoors; Whale-Watching; Flora and Fauna of the Untamed West; Living in a White World of Snow. Places: Introduction; Central Canada: Toronto; Ontario; Montreal; Quebec; The East: New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; The West: Vancouver; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; The North: The Yukon; The Northwest Territories; Nunavut. Travel Tips: Transportation; Accomodations; Eating Out; Activities; A-Z: Practical Information; Language; Further Reading. Maps: Canada; Toronto; Southern Ontario; Ottowa; Montreal; Quebec & New Brunswick; Quebec City; Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland; Vancouver; British Columbia & Alberta; Victoria; Saskatchewan & Manitoba; The Yukon; The Northwest Territories & Nunavut; Inside front cover: Canada; Inside back cover: Ottowa & Hull; Toronto Subway & Rapid Transit System; Montreal Metro.