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Books inspired by Canada

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Canada holiday

A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale

In order to avoid scandal, shy Harry Cane is forced to make a speedy escape from his privileged, passive existence in Edwardian England. Trying to build a new life in the remote prairie wilderness of pioneering Canada, he's compelled to confront and accept his sexuality in order to find true happiness.

The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

An originally written novel about a naïve, broken-hearted widower who moves to Newfoundland in Canada - the land of his forefathers - with his two young daughters. It's about healing, moving forwards and learning to live again. The author's unique style of writing takes some getting used to but it's worth the effort - she brings the remote Newfoundland landscape and community to life with wit, poignancy and an astute flair.

Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw

Will Ferguson

An amusing and interesting look at Canada by the country's top literary humorist. Ferguson has travelled all around the huge expanses of his home country and presents its people and places with a witty warmth. A must-read for anyone with a trip planned or thinking of going.

How to Be a Canadian

Will Ferguson; Ian Ferguson

A humorous book about Canada and Canadians - it'll make you laugh and give a better understanding of Canadian culture and how Canadians tend to view themselves and their country.

Hatchet

Gary Paulsen

A classic survival story for 8 to 12 year-olds about a young boy stranded with only a hatchet after his plane crash-lands in the Canadian wilderness. It offers a gripping and fascinating insight into the country and its vast, extraordinary landscape. It'll make you want to venture into the wild!

Canada Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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10th February 2022 by Two Monkey's Travel

Canada Travel Guide: Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City

Located in North America is a country famous for ice hockey, the Maple leaf, two widely-celebrated Justins (Bieber and Trudeau), and poutine. If I were to describe it in one word, however, I would say that it’s diverse. The place is populated with people from all walks of life, from Asian and Middle-Eastern to European communities. This variety of cultural backgrounds is translated in their food ranging from Chinese takeaways, kebabs, to pizzas and pasta. That’s Canada, eh....

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3rd January 2022 by Two Monkey's Travel

25 things to do in Toronto, Canada

Found along Lake Ontario, is the capital of Ontario; Toronto. Though a metropolis full of towering skyscrapers, Toronto has natural attractions including luscious parks. It is considered one of the safest cities in the world even though the population is almost 3 million....

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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Road trip through Quebec

This is the autumn we officially became leaf peepers! 😆😆😆😆 We slightly unintentionally planned our road trip to Quebec around the time when the autumn colours were on full display and it was absolutely brilliant! I say "slightly unintentionally" as although we hoped to be able to catch this beautiful display (in an equally beautiful part of Canada), we thought we'd perhaps left it too late and it turns out, we hadn't. We caught the fall colours just before the leaves started to...

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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Road trip through Quebec - Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can find it right here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEDFxhSkkew We said it before and we'll say it again - Quebec is an absolutely gorgeous part of Canada. This province looks and feels like nowhere else in Canada and it's beautiful all year round but perhaps even particularly more so in Autumn (or Fall, depending on what part of the world you're from). We decided to make the most of it by going on a road trip through Quebec and here's what we got up for...

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21st April 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Road trip through Quebec - Part 1

This is the autumn we officially became leaf peepers! We slightly unintentionally planned our road trip to Quebec around the time when the autumn colours were on full display and it was absolutely brilliant! I say "slightly unintentionally" as although we hoped to be able to catch this beautiful display (in an equally beautiful part of Canada), we thought we'd perhaps left it too late and it turns out, we hadn't. We caught the fall colours just before the leaves started to drop and disappear......

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22nd February 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

Epic itinerary to visit the best places in Nova Scotia

We all know how incredibly beautiful Canada is, right? With its unspoilt national parks, centuries of history, and some of the yummiest food – Canada is a total gem to explore! This is no more apparent than within the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia. Not only is there a heap of epic and best places in Nova Scotia to explore – but you’ve also got some of the friendliest people ever! ...

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11th February 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

9 best things to do in Moncton, New Brunswick

Being the biggest city in New Brunswick, Moncton is a great place to visit whilst heading across the province or to see the best spots in Nova Scotia. It’s the kind of place that’s great for a little trip, with a heap of the best things to do in Moncton dotted within and around the city limits. This makes Moncton one great place to base yourself whilst exploring the wider region, including the Bay of Fundy. ...