150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
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Author Statement: Selected and edited by Debbie Olsen
Audience: Trade
Specs: full-color photographs, sidebars, index
Pages: 256
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Publication Date: 20200515
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150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

The best of the Nature Hot Spots regional books in one national guide.

150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada features a selection of destinations from the four existing Canadian nature hot spot guides with the addition of destinations in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the territories. Like the other titles in the series, this guide is for travelers and adventurers looking to explore the Canadian Outdoors -- a country with no shortage of breathtaking nature destinations.

The first section profiles 85 hot spots across the country, with details on location, accessibility and natural and recreational highlights. The second section features 65 destinations chosen for their specialized appeal, from backpacking trails to scenic drives to birdwatching. In all, the 150 nature hot spots provide options for every reader's taste and interests.

Here is a small sampling of the hot spots you'll discover:

  • West Coast (British Columbia) includes Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, Botanical Beach, Ancient Forest Provincial Park and Gwaii Haanas National Park
  • Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) includes Waterton Lakes National Park (AB), Dinosaur Provincial Park (AB), the Great Sandhills (SK) and Whiteshell Provincial Park (MB)
  • Central Canada (Ontario, Quebec) includes Long Point Provincial Park (ON), Rouge National Urban Park (ON), Thirty Thousand Islands (ON), Forillon National Park (QC) and Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve (QC)
  • Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador) includes Fundy National Park (NB), Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (NS), Basin Head Provincial Park/Singing Sands (PEI) and Change Island and Fogo Island (NL)
  • The North (Yukon Territories, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, plus northern BC, AB, SK and MB) Kluane National Park (YT), Great Slave Lake (NWT), Wood Buffalo National Park (AB/NWT), Churchill (MB) and Auyuittuq National Park (NU).
  • 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada is a nature lover's indispensable guide to the entire country, one that's known worldwide for its incredible sea-to-sea natural beauty and its endless recreational opportunities.

    Bio:

    Editor Debbie Olsen is an award-winning Alberta-based travel writer who loves to explore natural areas around the world. She is the co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta and has contributed to nine Fodor's guidebooks about Alberta. She writes a regular travel column for the Calgary Herald.

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    1: West Coast - British Columbia (14 hot spots)

    British Columbia:

      Botanical Beach
      Broken Group Islands
      Long Beach
      Cathedral Grove
      Forbidden Plateau
      Golden Ears Provincial Park
      E. C. Manning Provincial Park
      Valhalla Provincial Park
      Kootenay National Park
      Burgess Shale
      Wells Gray Provincial Park
      Mount Robson Provincial Park
      Ancient Forest/Chun T'Oh Whudujut Provincial Park
      Gwaii Haanas

    2: Prairie Provinces - Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (25 hot spots)

    Alberta:

      Waterton Lakes National Park
      Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Áísínai’pi National Historic Site
      Dinosaur Provincial Park
      Peter Lougheed and Spray Valley Provincial Parks
      Bow Valley Provincial Park
      Banff National Park
      Jasper National Park
      Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park
      Beaver Hills Biosphere
      Willmore Wilderness Park and Sulphur Gates
      Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
      Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (AB/SK)

    Saskatchewan:

      Grasslands National Park
      Chaplin Lake
      The Great Sandhills
      Little Manitou Lake
      Wanuskewin Heritage Park
      Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
      Prince Albert National Park

    Manitoba:

      Spruce Woods Provincial Park
      Whiteshell Provincial Park
      Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
      Riding Mountain National Park
      Little Limestone Lake
      Clearwater Lake Provincial Park

    3: Central Canada - Ontario and Quebec (25 hot spots)

    Ontario:

      Point Pelee National Park
      Long Point Provincial Park
      Niagara River
      Rouge National Urban Park
      Presqu’ile Provincial Park
      Sandbanks Provincial Park
      Thousand Islands
      Frontenac Provincial Park
      Bon Echo Provincial Park
      Bonnechere Caves
      Algonquin Provincial Park
      MacGregor Point Provincial Park
      Bruce Peninsula National Park
      Thirty Thousand Islands
      Killarney Provincial Park
      Lake Superior Provincial Park
      Ouimet Canyon
      Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

    Quebec:

      Parc national du Mont-Orford
      Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
      Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve
      Parc national de Miguasha
      Parc national de l' Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé
      Forillon National Park
      Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

    4: Atlantic Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador (12 hot spots)

    New Brunswick:

      Grand Manan Archipelago
      Fundy National Park
      Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park
      Kouchibouguac National Park

    Nova Scotia:

      Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
      Burntcoat Head Park
      Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    Prince Edward Island:

      Cabot Beach Provincial Park
      Prince Edward Island National Park

    Newfoundland and Labrador:

      Gros Morne National Park
      Fogo Island and Change Islands
      Akami-Uapishku-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve

    5: The North - Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Northern BC, SK and MB (9 hot spots)

    Yukon:

      Kluane National Park and Reserve
      Tombstone Territorial Park

    Northern BC:

      Bear and Salmon Glaciers
      Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park

    Northwest Territories:

      Nahanni National Park Reserve
      Wood Buffalo National Park

    Northern Saskatchewan:

      Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park

    Northern Manitoba:

      Churchill

    Nunavut:

      Auyuittuq National Park

    Special Interests (65 hot spots)

    Best Backpacking Trails
    West Coast Trail (BC)
    Chilkoot Trail (BC/Alaska, USA)
    Skyline Trail (AB)
    Boreal Trail (SK)
    Mantario Trail (MB/ON)
    The Bruce Trail (ON)
    Pingualuit Crater (QC)
    Fundy Footpath (NB)
    Cape Chignecto Coastal Loop (NS)
    East Coast Trail (NL)

    Best Cycling Trails
    Kettle Valley Rail Trail (BC)
    Le P’tit Train du Nord (QC)
    The Petit Témis Interprovincial Linear Park (QC/NB)
    Annapolis Valley Trail (NS)
    Confederation Trail (PE)

    Best Spots for Aurora Viewing
    Muncho Lake Provincial Park (BC)
    Fort McMurray (AB)
    Melfort (SK)
    The Pas (MB)
    Manitoulin Island (ON)
    Nunavik (QC)
    Happy Valley-Goose Bay (NL)
    Whitehorse (YT)
    Yellowknife (NT)
    Iqaluit (NU)

    Most Scenic Drives
    Sea to Sky Highway (BC)
    Icefields Parkway (AB)
    Algonquin Park Corridor (ON)
    The King's Road (QC)
    Fundy Coastal Drive (NB)
    Cabot Trail (NS)
    Central Coast Drive (PE)
    Viking Trail (NL)
    Dempster Highway (YT/NT)
    Tuktoyaktuk Highway (NT)

    Best Spots for Wildlife Viewing
    Telegraph Cove (BC)
    Great Bear Rainforest (BC)
    Castle and Castle Wildlands Provincial Parks (AB)
    Old Man on His Back Prairie Heritage and Conservation Area (SK)
    Narcisse Wildlife Management Area (MB)
    Pukaskwa National Park (ON)
    Tadoussac/Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park (QC)
    Torngat Mountains National Park (NL)
    Pond Inlet/Arctic Bay (NU)
    Ovayok Territorial Park (NU)

    Best Spots for Birding
    George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (BC)
    Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park (AB)
    Quill Lakes (SK)
    Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail (MB)
    Long Point Bird Observatory (ON)
    Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area (QC)
    Shepody National Wildlife Area (NB)
    Southern Bight-Minas Basin National Wildlife Area (NS)
    Malpeque Bay (PE)
    Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve (NL)

    Unusual Nature Hot Spots
    Spotted Lake (BC)
    Lake Abraham (AB)
    Crooked Bush (SK)
    Manipogo Provincial Park (MB)
    Cheltenham Badlands (ON)
    Magnetic Hill (NB)
    Joggins Fossil Cliffs (NS)
    Singing Sands Beach (PE)
    Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve (NL)
    Pingo Canadian Landmark (NT)

    About the Authors
    Index
    Acknowledgements
    Photo Credits

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