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Details: Along with practical, funny and brutally honest advice, 75 Must-See Places is the perfect book to inspire curious parents to tackle the very best of Australia. Australian Edition Published by Affirm Press, 75 Must-See Places is widely available in Australia and New Zealand, and online anywhere in the world (with free shipping) via Book Depository .

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The Best Books About Canada

Details: The book is peppered with curious little tidbits such as a water bath punishment for colonial miscreants “more humane than flogging” the newspaper of the day proudly proclaimed. It wasn’t. We are a diverse, tolerant and caring nation, the book concludes, pointing to the week Atlantic Canada took in hundreds of air travellers stranded

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Travel Books To Take You Places

Details: This book was a deserved hit years ago, but if you still haven’t read it, it’s well worth doing so. Magicians of the Gods / The Sign and the Seal – By Graham Hancock If there’s any one writer I have to credit with making me want to learn about the world, it’s this modern day academic Indiana Jones.

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Great Canadian Bucket List FAQ

Details: The website was designed to compliment and enhance the book. It includes experiences that belong in the book but didn’t make the cut due to timing, budgets and space. Perhaps in the next edition! But since the website is its own beast, new experiences will be added all the time.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Details: My latest book is about the joys, trials, hilarity and wonders when travelling with kids across Australia. Gone are the days of intense budget travel, and I’m a little long in the tooth to be sharing dorms in hostels (plus kids under six are not the best bunk mates). But they do demand and instigate new adventures all …

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Uncover Golden Boy's Secret

Details: Uncover Golden Boy’s Secret. Dr. Frank Albo, author of the bestselling book, The Hermetic Code, conducts a tour of magic, mystery and architectural wonder. Meeting inside the Manitoba Legislative Building, he’ll help you unlock the mysteries of one of Canada’s most unique architectural landmark. Along the way, Dr Albo reveals a trail of

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BC, Alberta and into the Prairies

Details: So why do just one book launch event, when you can do 17? Why drive to one province, when you can drive to four (winter and Brazil are two pretty good excuses to break for a few months)? And why spend a month on the road by yourself, when you can travel the country with …

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Tom Thomson Mystery Solved!

Details: Now Algonquin is known for its characters – tough eccentric settlers, cabin people, woodsy folk. Thomson was well-known and relatively well-liked, staying at various lodges in the park. He was an expert outdoorsman, swimmer, survivalist. One day he disappeared. A few days later, his body was found floating in Canoe Lake.

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10 Reasons to RV in the Rockies

Details: The snow is melting and a road trip summer approaches. For the book, I had a wonderful opportunity to experience an RV in the Rockies with my family. We’d never taken an RV trip before, but it was easy enough to rent one (and figure out how to empty the blackwater!) Why would anyone take an RV to the Rockies? Well since you’re asking: 1

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Robin Esrock: Travel Personality and TV Host, Public

Details: His book signing after the keynote was very popular. He was so lovely to deal with and was so genuine, just an absolute pleasure." Library Association of Alberta. In a world filled with online presentations, Robin stands apart! Even though it was a virtual presentation, it felt like he was right there in the room with you.

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Canada's Best Literary Festivals

Details: WOTS Saskatoon is a thoroughly comprehensive and enjoyable literary festival. Sidney Litfest (Sidney, BC) Sidney, BC, located on beautiful Vancouver Island, is known as “Canada’s Booktown” for its number of independent book stores. The Sidney LitFest was launched in 2013 to bring readers together with the Canadian authors they love.

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New Brunswick Archives

Details: The Book; About. ABOUT ROBIN ESROCK; Media. Blog; Contact; X. Search. Close. New Brunswick. Enjoy an Open Road Trip. EXPLORE. Walk the Hopewell Rocks Seabed Read More » Zipline Over a Waterfall Read More » Hike the Fundy Footpath Read More » Magnetic Hill Read More » …

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The Rocky Mountaineer

Details: The Rocky Mountaineer. Deservedly named as one of the world’s great train journeys by everyone from National Geographic to Conde Nast Traveler, The Rocky Mountaineer belongs to North America’s largest private rail service, running 1000 km through seven mountain …

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Climb the Grind, Hike the Chief

Details: Climb the Grind, Hike the Chief. Few recreational day hikes are tougher, or busier, than the Grouse Grind. Running 853m up the side of Grouse Mountain over a distance of exactly 2.9km. Nature’s Stairmaster is a legend in Vancouver, and rightly so. Alternatively, head to the climbing mecca of Squamish to hike the imposing Stawamus Chief for

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Haul a Lobster Trap

Details: Book ahead. North Rustico: Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant – huge restaurant with all-you-can-eat buffet salad and mussels, and 26,000lbs of lobster in the tanks. Victoria-by-the-Sea: Lobster Barn Pub and Eatery – known for their fresh lobsters and scallops.

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Canadianisms Americans Might Not Understand

Details: Brown bread: Whole wheat bread. Butter tart: a type of pastry dessert. Caesar: Not your average Bloody Mary. Chesterfield: A type of sofa. Chinook: Warm dry wind not the salmon. Chips : As opposed to fries. Coriander : Cilantro down south. Deke : A decoy. Double Double: From Tim …

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Canada's Roadside Attractions

Details: This is the Heritage Park that made it into my book, a wonderful centre to learn about the First Nations of the prairies. The cultural galleries and exhibitions are fascinating, or you can explore the Path of the People, a network of trails in an area with 6000 years of aboriginal history.

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Explore the Butchart Gardens

Details: Explore the Butchart Gardens. Receiving around one million visitors each year, Vancouver Island’s iconic Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site, and a stunning depiction of flora as art. Set on 55 acres of privately owned land near Victoria, the gardens date back to 1904. A full time staff of 50 gardeners keep the grounds immaculate and

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Discover the Fortress of Louisbourg

Details: The Have a Blast program is a lot of fun, but reserve your spot early as they are limited and book up fast. One thing is for certain: when you see the Fortress for the first time, it will blow you away. Next . Entrance road. Bienvenue to the Past. View form the Visitor Centre.

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The Southern Prairie Railway

Details: The Southern Prairie Railway. Everything is on track in Ogema, Saskatchewan. For a town of fewer than 500 people, they offer the province’s only full-sized tourist railway, and the best wood fired pizza and fresh-made pasta in the prairies. Ogema is also located about an hour’s drive from Regina, demanding investigation during my recent

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The Glacier Skywalk

Details: The Glacier Skywalk. The sweet eye candy of the Icefields Parkway just got a little sweeter. Brewsters, the same company behind the Columbia Icefields Experience, spent $21 million on the Glacier Skywalk, a Grand Canyon-inspired glass observation deck stretching 35 metres from the cliff face and 300 metres above the stunning Sunwapta Valley.

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Who or what is a Concierge

Details: Concierges used to be arrogant and stuffy, like overbearing maître d’s. The modern concierge is approachable, patient, loves their city, and knows how to listen. There are some services many people don’t know we can provide: We can change your flights, …

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Do North America's Highest Bungee Jump

Details: Do North America’s Highest Bungee Jump. At sixty-one metres high, Great Canadian Bungee’s “The Rock” is North America’s highest bungee jump. Overlooking a spring-fed lagoon in Wakefield, Quebec the rebound alone is higher than any other jump on the continent. Drench yourself in adrenalin by requesting a water dip.

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The Dempster Highway

Details: The Dempster Highway stretches 750km from Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik, capital of the Northwest Territories. During the summer months, when the road is uncovered with snow or ice, you’ll encounter bears, caribou, wolves, moose, and blooming Arctic flowers. Best of all: driving under the midnight sun, you’ll be able to see it all.

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Natural Wonders of Canada

Details: According to UNESCO, Gros Morne “illustrates some of the world’s best examples of plate tectonics.”. For the visitor, this translates into exposed earth crust, dramatic fjords, alpine plateaus, waterfalls, crystal lakes and sheer cliffs. Every summer, scores of hikers, …

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Partners of The Great Canadian Bucket List

Details: The book contains a full list of acknowledgements to everyone who helped make it happen. A very special thanks to the following partners: If your brand, organization or company is interested in WORKING WITH us

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Walk the Hopewell Rocks Seabed

Details: Walk the Hopewell Rocks Seabed. The world’s biggest tides in the Bay of Fundy have caused the Hopewell Rocks to erode in spectacular fashion. Twice a day, the tides flush into the bay, rising as high as 16m, and flooding the base of Hopewell Rocks. During low tide, it’s possible to walk directly on the seabed, discovering the flowerpots

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Get the Continental Drift

Details: Book ahead though in summer. The Torrent River Inn is clean and convenient along the Viking Trail, located between Gros Morne and St Anthony. Getting There : The nearest airport is Deer Lake Regional Airport, 35km from the Park. You can fly there from Montreal, Toronto, Halifax and St John’s, and car rental is available.

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Thank Cod for Battle Harbour

Details: This is the kind of place where you need to breathe, walk around discovering the nooks and crannies. You can taste the history, but also the isolation. There’s now a spa on the island, the meals are lovely, and the accommodation fantastic (read the history of the rooms before you book!)

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Canada's Grand Railway Hotels

Details: How many have you ticked off? • The Fairmont Empress (Victoria): Opened in 1908, high-tea overlooking the Inner Harbour is a Victoria must. • The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: Opened in 1888, enjoy cocktails in the people-watching piano bar. • The Fairmont Banff Springs: Opened in 1888, soak in the mineral hot springs of the stunning Willow

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Discover the Magdalen Islands

Details: Length of Trip : 5-7 Days Cost : Ranges depending on choice of accommodation and meals. Best time to go : June to September Wheelchair friendly : Yes Family friendly : Yes Where to eat : Check out the smoked herring, seal and island treats and the traditional smokehouses at Le Fumoir d’Antan. A popular local hangout is the À l’Abri de la Tempête microbrewery.

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The Day I Joined the RCMP

Details: My brief visit was fascinating, fun, and provided plenty of content for the book. Granted you can’t just show up and replicate my RCMP Depot experience, but I brought my parents and family back to the Depot the following year to visit the excellent Heritage Centre, and we were fortunate enough to visit on the morning of a public graduation ceremony.

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Melt in the Liard Hot Springs

Details: The Book; About. ABOUT ROBIN ESROCK; Media. Blog; Contact; X. Search. Close. Liard Hot Springs. Melt in the Liard Hot Springs. The thermal activity beneath British Columbia has gifted the province with several amazing hot springs, including Canada’s largest. Liard Hot Springs, the second largest, makes it on the Bucket List for several

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Channel Your Inner Viking

Details: Channel Your Inner Viking. Gimli is so much more than a dwarf warrior in Lord of the Rings. Billed as the second-oldest continuous cultural festival in North America, Manitoba’s largest lakshore community hosts its annual Icelandic Festival (or Islendingadagurinn), a celebration for, and by, the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland.

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Get Screeched in

Details: Get Screeched in. It is still the most fun method for us “from-aways” to become honorary Newfoundlanders. Whether you’re in the pubs on George Street or on a boat in Iceberg Alley, visitors can back a shot of “screech” – strong local rum – and kiss the cod …

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Spot this Spotted Lake in Osoyoos

Details: I’ve always been a sucker for weird natural formations. Phallic fairy chimneys in Turkey’s Cappadocia, the hoodoos surrounding Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park, the Chocolate Hills in the Philippines, Kauai’s Na Poli Coastline, Gullvoss in Iceland – the list goes on.First time I heard about Spotted Lake, it sounded unique enough to belong within the Bucket List book itself.

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The Pipe Mountain Coaster

Details: The Pipe Mountain Coaster. Ski resorts in summer are no longer the exclusive domain of downhill mountain bikers. Now anyone can feel the rush of blitzing down a mountain, whooping through the glades. Seated in a go-kart like buggy, Revelstoke’s Pipe Mountain Coaster is a 1.4km single track that twists and turns its way down the mountain.

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Hike the Fundy Footpath

Details: Hike the Fundy Footpath. Continuing the tradition of Bucket List hikes deemed worthy for the sheer thrill of surviving them, the Fundy Footpath is a tough, 3 to 4 day hike along the jagged cliffs and mixed forest on the Bay of Fundy. With an elevation gain of 300m, the 41km hike cuts across steep ravines and two tidal rivers that, being the

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See Polar Bears in the Wild

Details: Book your once-in-a-lifetime polar bear encounter with Frontiers North Adventures, and we’ll will give you a $75 gift certificate from Hudson Bay Co (on receipt of your non-refundable deposit). Click here for the feedback form to get your journey started, or contact Frontiers North directly.

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Halloween in a Haunted Jail Hotel

Details: Note: Due to Covid, the HI-Ottawa Jail Youth Hostel is currently closed. The ghosts must be going crazy (or maybe they’re enjoying a break from budget travellers sleeping in their cells). We look forward to a festive re-opening.

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Contacts at The Great Canadian Bucket List

Details: Looking for contacts at The Great Canadian Bucket List? Want to stock The Great Canadian Bucket List in your gift shop? Make a suggestion, or perhaps book Robin Esrock to speak at your next event? Let us know and we’ll do our best to find your happy place.

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Canada's Top 10 Winter Festivals

Details: Canada’s Top 10 Winter Festivals. 18 12/2016. djrocknroll. 0 Comments. Alberta, British Columbia, Festivals, Manitoba, NWT, ontario, Quebec, Whistler, Winter, Yukon. Originally published in Sympatico.ca. Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City. Quebec’s Winter Carnival is the largest winter festival in the world, dating back to 1894.

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British Columbia Archives

Details: Spanning nature, adventure, food and culture - British Columbia has many incredible experiences on The Great Canadian Bucket List.

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Jetboating along the Skeena

Details: Unfortunately, the owners retired shortly after my book was published, retiring my jetboating chapter too. Today, cradled by snow-capped mountains, glacial cascades, and lush old-growth forest, I was happy that a Canadian jetboat excursion had found its way back to the Bucket List.

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See the Northern Lights

Details: Watching green, red and blue lights dance across a clear northern sky is a natural spectacle that belongs on Canada’s Bucket List too. Visit Aurora Village and Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures for the latest package prices. Great Canadian Trails offer a 3-day Northern Lights Eco-Escape that starts from $1560 per …

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Dream in the Dream Domes

Details: Dream in the Dream Domes. The Great Canadian Bucket List first discovered glamping in British Columbia’s Rockwater Secret Cove.Technically, the wife and I were in a tent, only this tent had a large hydrotherapy soaker tub, heated floors, shag carpets, a queen size bed and a …

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