Frommer's Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada's Best Travel Experiences

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Wiley, Nov 12, 2013 - Travel - 384 pages
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A guide to the best of Canada—every week of the year
  • Recommendations for the best activity for each week
  • Activities in six categories—outdoor adventures, culture and history, nature, quirky Canada, rejuvenation and relaxation, and events and festivals
  • Gorgeous photographs and handy sidebars sprinkled throughout, as well as plenty of maps

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About the author (2013)

Lucas Aykroyd is a Vancouverbased writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Westworld, Where Vancouver, Western Living, and The Georgia Straight. He serves as a director on the B.C. board of the Travel Media Association of Canada. Above and beyond the travel beat, he covers the Olympic Games, World Hockey Championships, and National Hockey League for He wrote the majority of the British Columbia entries for this book.

Pamela Cuthbert, author of Frommer’s Toronto, is a food and travel writer and editor. Her work is published in Maclean's, Saveur, The Edible City, Slow Food Almanac, and elsewhere. She wrote the Ontario top pick entries for this book.

Jillian Dickens has spent the last six years living, working, and playing in Nunavut. First as a news reporter, then in tourism development, now writing about the territory from her home base in Toronto. A tourism PR specialist moonlighting as a travel writer, Jillian has published her work in the Globe and Mail, Mercedes-Benz Magazine, and Up! Magazine. She is also a contributor to Frommer's Canada and wrote the Nunavut entries for this book.

During her Canadian travels Chloë Ernst has skied on the slopes overlooking her Vancouver home, boated on Montréal's Lachine Canal, and learned P.E.I. fiddle tunes. A freelance journalist, she has written guidebooks, articles, and blog posts, including contributions to Frommer's Best Hiking in British Columbia and Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria. Chloë thanks those who shared their travel tips and vacation memories for this book. Read more about her journeys at She wrote the My Favourite Places, It Happened This Week, and Canadian Moments sections of this book.

Patricia Gajo was born and raised in Toronto, educated in Vancouver (where she majored in linguistics at the University of British Columbia), and now works and plays in Montréal. In between gigs as Montréal editor at FASHION magazine, lifestyle writer at Sid Lee (The Montréal Buzz for Tourisme Montréal), and content editor of Cadillac Fairview's nationwide the Experience eMagazine, Patricia also freelances as a travel writer and media consultant. Things she finds hard to resist include: champagne, foie gras, cashmere, and romantic comedies—preferably all at once. Visit her website at She is the author of Frommer's Montréal & Québec City and wrote the Québec entries for this book.

Andrew Hempstead has been a full-time travel writer for 20 years. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 guidebooks to all regions of Canada, as well as to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Hempstead is also co-owner of Summerthought Publishing, which produces non-fiction books about the Canadian Rockies. He lives in Banff, Alberta, with his wife and children. He is the author of Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador and a contributor to Frommer's Canada; for this book he wrote entries covering Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and eastern British Columbia.

Hélèna Katz is an award-winning travel writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in many publications including Up Here, Explore, the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, Canadian Geographic, Homemakers, and Above & Beyond. She is also the author of four books: The Mad Trapper, Gang Wars, Cold Cases, and Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada. She was raised in Montréal but now calls the North home. She lives in Fort Smith, adjacent to Wood Buffalo National Park, with her partner, their two dogs, a cat, a llama, and the only alpaca herd in the Northwest Territories. Hélèna wrote the Yukon and Northwest Territories entries for this book.

Denis Seguin is an award-winning freelance journalist and filmmaker based in Toronto. His writing has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world and on-line. He wrote many of the Ontario entries for this book.

Julie V. Watson is a prolific writer based in Prince Edward Island with 28 books and numerous articles to her credit. Her writing focuses on Canada's Maritime provinces, travel, food, lifestyles, seniors, and entrepreneurship. Julie and her husband travel extensively in the family RV where Julie writes along the way. The award-winning writer shares her passion for writing, POD publishing, and scrapbooking through workshops across Canada, working with her son—Vancouver photographer John Watson. She is the author of Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island and she wrote the entries on those provinces for this book.

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