Lonely Planet Canada (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Canada (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman, Celeste Brash

Language: English

Pages: 912

ISBN: 1742202977

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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Lonely Planet Canada is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the grandeur of the Rockies, marvel at the totem pole carvings of the Haida people, or hit the powdery slopes on the outskirts of Vancouver; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Canada and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Canada Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, aboriginal culture, outdoor activities, road trips & scenic drives, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Vancouver map (included in print version), plus over 100 maps
  • Coverage of Vancouver, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Nunavut, the Yukon territory, Prince Edward Island, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Canada, our most comprehensive guide to Canada, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Montreal & Quebec City or Vancouver? Check out Lonely Planet's Montreal & Quebec City guide or Vancouver guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer.
  • Looking for just the highlights of Canada? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Canada, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman, John Lee, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Sarah Richards, Celeste Brash, Benedict Walker, Andy Symington, Caroline Sieg and Brendan Sainsbury.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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The local Iroquois thought he was a good neighbor at first, until he kidnapped two of the chief’s sons and took them back to Europe. To his credit, Cartier returned them a year later when sailing up the St Lawrence River to Stadacona (present-day Québec City) and Hochelaga (today’s Montréal). Here he got wind of a land called Saguenay that was full of gold and silver. The rumor prompted Cartier’s third voyage, in 1541, but alas, the mythical riches remained elusive. Return to beginning of chapter THE BEAVER HAT CRAZE King François I got bored with his distant colony, since it wasn’t producing the bling.

But don’t fret if the Chief has you quaking – there are plenty of surrounding cliffs with a variety of opportunities. Check for detailed information at one of Squamish’s climbing shops. * * * ICE SKATING From obsessing over hockey – the national sport – to flooding neighborhood ice rinks, ice skating allows Canadians to thrive in winter. While Canadians are practically born on skates, it might take you a couple of hours to get the hang of it. But persevere, and soon you’ll be joining the ranks of nearly every Canadian alive.

Com; 506 Bloor St W; noon-midnight; subway Bathurst) This art-deco theatre with a two-tiered balcony screens a wonderfully varied schedule of new releases, art-house flicks, shorts, documentaries and vintage films. Buy an annual membership card ($3) and pay just $4 per movie. Alliance Atlantis Cumberland 4 (www. allianceatlantiscinemas. com) Bloor-Yorkville (Map; 416-646-0444; 159 Cumberland St; noon-midnight; subway Bay) The Beaches (Map; 416-646-0444; 1651 Queen St E; noon-midnight; streetcar 501) The pint-sized Cumberland 4 multiplex screens a mix of independent films and hand-picked, left-of-centre Hollywood releases.

Greyhound (www. greyhound. com) buses connect many additional Canadian and US towns. Flights from other countries are rather unavoidable. Though not a solution to the problem, you can offset your carbon emissions with Vancouver-based Offsetters Carbon Neutral Society (www. offsetters. ca). Slow Travel Try skipping the cross-Canada plane journey in favor of traveling slowly. VIA Rail (www. viarail. ca) has a continuous route between Toronto and Vancouver that takes three days and chugs through spectacular scenery.

These factors also contribute to a ‘brain drain’ of skilled Canadians to the USA, where there is often more opportunity for career advancement and earnings. * * * The most common family name in Canada is Tremblay, of which there are 180,000. One in 50 Quebecers is a Tremblay. * * * ‘Average’ families (mother, father and children living together) now represent only 44% of all families in Canada, a figure falling every year. The number of single-parent families has been growing, as it has for common-law relationships, especially in predominantly Roman Catholic Québec.

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