The Great Canadian Bucket List

The Great Canadian Bucket List

One-of-a-kind Travel Experiences

Book - 2017 | Second edition.
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A National Bestseller!

Fully revised with new chapters and fascinating destinations to explore, renowned travel writer Robin Esrock guides you to Canada's most incredible experiences.

Having visited more than 100 countries on 7 continents, Robin Esrock has built a career chasing the extraordinary. His bestselling Bucket List books feature experiences that are entirely unique, instantly memorable, wholly inspirational, and available to all. Celebrating his adopted home of Canada, Robin journeys to every province and territory to reveal the remarkable activities and destinations that are unique to the True North strong and free. Get ready to: Cross the mythical Northwest Passage Cycle across Prince Edward Island Float on Canada's very own Dead Sea Feel the hot breath of a wild polar bear Cave bash along Quebec's Magdalen Islands Sail among whales in the "Galapagos of the North" Taste Canada's best poutine, smoked meat, and fish and chips Raft a tidal wave, roll your car uphill, camp in the Arctic and much more! Robin packs each chapter with colourful descriptions, unforgettable characters, quirky trivia, and eye-popping photography. With more than 70 exciting new experiences, the new edition unlocks an extensive online companion where you'll find videos, galleries, maps, reading guides, and all the practical information you'll need to follow in Robin's footsteps.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2017.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781459739383
Branch Call Number: 917.10473 Esr 2017
Characteristics: x, 566 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 21 cm


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Aug 07, 2014

The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock. I’m impressed. Not the usual collection of places to see like Niagara Falls (although that’s in there too) but a few I guarantee you’ve never heard of like Lake Manitou (I visited there with family --- it was absolutely abandoned --- and this in high summer too.). There’s a collection of esoteric (and expensive) destinations and activities such as heli-yoga in the Rockies; dive a sunken battleship (the HMCS Saskatchewan); or scale a frozen waterfall (Mont-Saint Anne Quebec). Then there are others that are more to what I’m up for: the Winnipeg Ballet; Find Montreal’s best smoked-meat sandwich; or sleep in a lighthouse. It’s all good; it’s all illustrated; it’s all inspirational.

Jul 28, 2014

A fantastic read !

Jul 04, 2014

Some great ideas in this book.

ksoles Dec 03, 2013

The "bucket list book" has become a cliche; hundreds of travel guides line bookstore shelves, all highlighting amazing must-see places before you die. Certainly, they feature awe-inspiring destinations but few convey a true sense of place. "The Great Canadian Bucket List," on the other hand, boasts an author who has personally visited 105 of the 115 items on his list. And Robin Esrock doesn't write like he works in the tourism industry; he tells it like it is. Yes, Niagara Falls teems with tackiness and screaming kids but the spectacular scenery more than makes up for it.

The Vancouver-based travel writer has explored over 100 countries on six continents and recognizes that Canadians take their country for granted. Many look to Europe and Asia without first discovering their own back yards. Esrock doesn't gloss over the fact that many of his bucket list items involve time and expense, such as seeing the northern lights. However, he also includes seemingly ordinary experiences that actually create lifelong memories: eating smoked meat in Montreal or strolling the Stanley Park seawall.

So where to begin? Any Canadian can start a fantastic journey close to home and Esrock's book can provide inspiration to take the first step.

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