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Sun comes up and it¿s time to learn about numbers! Join children¿s book illustrator Jocey Asnong on another colourful adventure celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Rocky Mountains.
An energetic, bright and accessible book focusing on letters and words as found in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
A beautiful collection of images and short travel essays highlighting the fun, eclectic, and unique nature of Vancouver Island and the attraction it has for travellers and tourists from across Canada and around the world.Join intrepid travel writer Bill Arnott as he escapes the confines of life in Vancouver for an epic and quirky road trip around Vancouver Island and to some of the surrounding smaller islands. Hitting all of the high points and chatting with locals along the way, Bill discovers why Vancouver Island has become one of western North America's top tourist destinations. From great food to wonderful wine, stunning natural habitats and memorable encounters with wildlife, Bill paints a charming picture of life on Canada's West Coast.Featuring original colour artwork throughout, A Season on Vancouver Island is a unique gift for anyone who has ever spent time on Vancouver Island.
This debut memoir is at once a captivating travelogue and an introspective look at what it takes to navigate the unfamiliar and find your way back home.Meghan J. Ward was 21 years old when she journeyed across the country for a summer job in the Canadian Rockies. As an inexperienced hiker from the suburbs of the nation’s capital, she knew she was in for an adventure. But what she didn’t know was that her move to the mountains would result in a 90-degree turn towards a life she never expected.In the Rockies, Meghan fell in love with the wilderness, the high elevations, and a man whose way of life expanded her horizons. As that summer drew to a close, she took her first of many courageous steps off the beaten path to create the life of her choosing—one that brought her a sense of purpose and meaning, and a new set of challenges.In Lights to Guide Me Home Meghan takes us on a trip around the world while chronicling her transitions through some of life’s major milestones. From Costa Rica to Nepal, Rapa Nui to Malta, Meghan explores what it means to carve out her own identity amidst family expectations, her responsibilities as a parent to young children, and her marriage to an ambitious travel and landscape photographer. Whom will she discover beneath these entanglements?
Count your way across the Canadian Prairies with Jocey Asnong's bright illustrations and whimsical text.
Ahoy, away we go! Join bestselling children¿s book illustrator Jocey Asnong on another colourful journey as she highlights the West Coast region of Canada in this playful alphabet book.
Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.The updated edition of the second volume for the Canadian Rockies brings together a new and inspiring collection of comfortable walks and spectacular hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in a number of diverse locations in the Rockies, including:Bow River and Bow FallsSunshine MeadowsJohnston CanyonPlain of Six GlaciersConsolation LakesLarch ValleyTakakkaw FallsMaligne CanyonRanging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions, and full-colour photographs. Each route includes:detailed directions to trailheadscolour maps and photographsseasonal informationround-trip distancestrail commentarydifficulty ratings
Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.The updated edition of the first volume for the Canadian Rockies brings together a new and inspiring collection of comfortable walks and spectacular hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in a number of diverse locations in the Rockies, including:Paddy's FlatForgetmenot PondsNihahi RidgeKing Creek CanyonCanadian Everest TrailUpper Kananaskis LakeYamnuskaHa Ling PeakRanging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions, and full-colour photographs. Each route includes:detailed directions to trailheadscolour maps and photographsseasonal informationround-trip distancestrail commentarydifficulty ratings
The second title in a growing series of full-colour guidebooks featuring hikes and walks to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in western Canada.Waterfall Hikes in the Canadian Rockies ¿ Volume 1 is the ultimate guide to discovering more than a hundred amazing cascades in the Rocky Mountains. Highlighted by stunning photography, this is the one must-have book to take along on your explorations.Areas covered include:Banff National ParkKananaskis CountryCrowsnest PassWaterton National ParkBritish Columbia RockiesYoho National ParkThis family-friendly hiking guidebook offers simple and accurate directions to the many iconic and massive waterfalls, as well as local favourites, in the southern Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia.Watch for Waterfall Hikes in the Canadian Rockies ¿ Volume 2 in Spring 2024!
A pandemic-inspired sequel to the original The Weekender Effect, looking at the current and future challenges facing mountain communities.The pandemic, and the rapid introduction of technologies in its wake that enabled many to work from home, have put spectacular pressure on mountain and other resort communities that were already under siege by outside and foreign speculators and increasingly overwhelmed by owners of second and even third homes. Unmanageable development pressures and the explosion in property values fuelled by low interest rates and high incomes are undermining the very character of many communities and, by making where they live unaffordable, driving out the very locals who over decades established the charm, character, and sense of place and of belonging that now make their communities so attractive to weekenders and visitors alike.Swelling populations, out-of-control tourism, and associated recreational and other pressures are also pressing hard against ecological limits in these places just when, in the absence of effective global climate action, the threatening effects and dangerous impacts of climate change appear to have arrived 20 to 30 years earlier than projected.Fortunately, in the midst of this perfect storm of change there remains much that communities can do to maintain their identity. Major breakthroughs in science continue to unravel our society¿s mechanistic world view and point the way to reconciliation with one another and restoration of hope for the future. The sequel to an earlier book on the same concerns, The Weekender Effect II: Fallout is a passionate plea for considered development in these precious communities and for the necessary protection and restoration of landscapes and positive transformation of local values, identity, and sense of place, here and everywhere.
It's back, bigger and better than ever!With over 150,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern¿s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been exhaustively researched and regularly updated during the past 45 years. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. NEW! Descriptions have been rewritten to incorporate changes to Kananaskis Country after the floods of 2013.NEW! Full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.NEW! Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes.NEW! Existing maps have been completely redrawn and enhanced.NEW! Additional sketch maps included throughout.Gillean¿s clear and engaging text is enhanced with colour photos and detailed maps which enable everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area of the Canadian Rockies.
A beautifully illustrated natural history memoir that reminds the reader that re-storying our relationship with the plants of home can be our first step in restoring the world.In a world made precarious by human mobility, all of us can learn from those who root in place. Plants surround us, yet all too often we ignore their quiet and complex lives. When a new job brings botanist and artist Lyn Baldwin back to her childhood home in southern British Columbia, she is challenged to confront both the cost of her mobility and the assumptions of her profession. If nearly three decades spent in motion gave Lyn scientific credentials and a career, it also made her a stranger to home and country. Lonely and homesick, Lyn runs outside. She doesn¿t go far¿rarely more than a day¿s drive from Kamloops, BC¿but within the pages of her field journal, the slow confluence of art and science allows Lyn to learn not just about but from the green wisdom of her neighbours.Tutored by the plants of forest and garden, wilderness and wetland, Lyn realizes that her botany never has been, and never will be, a placeless science. Instead, Drawing Botany Home gives Lyn the metaphors to reconcile the dark horror of settler/Indigenous relations and the hard edges of her own childhood: poverty, a traumatic fire, unwanted stepfathers, a hippie mother.
An adventurous and thoughtful photographic exploration of Canada and Canadian identity.This collection of images, taken over a decade and in every corner of the country, explores and questions what being a Canadian means. The photographs depict Taylor¿s poignantly observed, first-person experience, visiting both recognizable and remote places that vary drastically in geography, history, socio-economic status, and overarching lifestyle.Roades intrigues the viewer with images of the cultural threads that hold Canada together, and effortlessly weaves local idiosyncrasies together with iconic landscapes from coast to coast. If you have travelled in any part of Canada, you will see something delightfully familiar, and in a country with so much to explore somewhere new to add to your list.
A global quest to comprehend the meaning of "Happy Valley" on three continents and how these mountain communities continue to survive in a world that constantly challenges the very notion of "happiness."Over her 17-year career as a travel writer, Jane Marshall has wandered the planet, always in search of wild, high-altitude, off-the-beaten-track places. During her travels she discovered something profound. On three continents, separated by vast oceans, she found hidden valleys known locally as "Happy Valley." Her quest: to discover what makes them happy and learn from their Indigenous keepers.The happy valleys share common characteristics. They are geographically isolated and protected by walls of mountains; they are home to rare and endangered plants and animals; they exist outside of protections zones - which gives them autonomy but also makes them vulnerable; their Indigenous populations name the land after human and divine body parts; and women are seen as powerful. Inside these Happy Valleys a balance between humans and nature has been struck. Sleeping on ridges, in caves, and in the traditional homes of local people, Marshall makes gruelling journeys to the heart of the happy valleys as she strives to comprehend the deep peace she feels within them.In a world facing environmental devastation, illness, and unprecedented mental anxieties, Marshall's book offers an alternative. She immerses herself in the land and forms deep connections with its people so she can learn sustainable ways of living their Indigenous populations have honed over millennia. From a goat herder's hut in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, to a Sundance ceremony with the Blackfoot/Soki-tapi people of Alberta, and ultimately to her dangerous pilgrimage in Nepal where she reaches the heart of a sacred land studded with treasures hidden by a famous yogi, Jane Marshall takes readers on the greatest adventure of all: The search for Shangri-La and the wisdom that can save the planet and our own hearts.