The Great Canadian Bucket List

The Great Canadian Bucket List

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Having visited over 100 countries on 7 continents, renowned travel writer Robin Esrock has built a career chasing the extraordinary. His bestselling bucket lists feature experiences that are entirely unique, instantly memorable, wholly inspirational, and refreshingly accessible. On a personal journey to every province and territory, Robin focuses his insatiable curiosity on his adopted home of Canada, chasing the activities and destinations one must do, and can only do, in our home and native land. Get ready to: Cross the mythical Northwest Passage Feel the hot breath of a wild polar bear Float on Canada's very own Dead Sea Cycle across Prince Edward Island Survive a night in Quebec City's Ice Hotel Zipline over a massive waterfall in New Brunswick Sail among whales in the "Galapagos of the North".
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2017
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781459739406
145973940X
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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"This book is a personal journey to discover what makes Canada - so large, so underrated- the special country it is. The list that follows, spanning every province and territory, was personally selected with an eye for the extraordinary, the unique and the quintessential."


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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.

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teemsum
Jul 28, 2014

A fantastic read !

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kljl
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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