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The Great Canadian Staycation - Western Canada!

Created by hgdistribution
  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: guidebooks, hiking, plants, flowers, travel
Every spring and summer HGD has an excellent selection of regional guides from our publishers and for Spring 2020 the tradition continues! With people patiently waiting to visit farmer's markets, watch birds, go for hikes, search for wildflowers, and simply get outside these fantastic titles are certain to sell well both in-store and online!

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Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area

by Damon Calderwood & Donald E. Waite
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: birds, environmental conservation & protection

An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fu …

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Legacy of Trees

Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver's Stanley Park

by Nina Shoroplova
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: trees, regional, post-confederation (1867-)

An engaging, informative, and visually stunning tour of the numerous native, introduced, and ornamental tree species found in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, combining a wealth of botanical knowledge with a fascinating social history of the city’s most celebrated landmark.

Measuring 405 hectares (1,001 acres) in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Stanle …

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Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast

British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

by Collin Varner
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: botany, regional

A clear, concise guide to more than 130 edible and medicinal plants and funghi that grow wild throughout the west coast of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest states.

The coastal Pacific Northwest of North America is home to a multitude of edible and medicinal plant species, marine plants, and edible mushrooms. This compact, full-colour forag …

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Family Walks and Hikes on Greater Vancouver’s North Shore

by Harrison (Harry) Crerar
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: western provinces, family, hikes & walks

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps, and colour photographs.

The Lower Mainland’s first entry in the series introduces readers to a wide range of trails that North Vancouv …

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Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

by Barbara Smith
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: folklore & mythology, supernatural, fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology

A delightfully frightful collection of spooky stories set across Canada, appropriate for all ages and perfect for reading aloud around the campfire.

In this spine-chilling companion to Campfire Stories of Western Canada and Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith takes readers on a cross-country trip of sinister spirits, urban myth …

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Tapping the West

How Alberta’s Craft Beer Industry Bubbled Out of an Economy Gone Flat

by Scott Messenger
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: beer, food industry, entrepreneurship

Winner of a 2020 Gourmand World Cookbook Award

The story behind Alberta's craft beer boom. An insider’s look that brings together tasting notes, social history, politics, and science.

When Alberta eliminated its laws around mandatory minimum brewing capacity in 2013, the industry suddenly opened to the possibility of small-batch craft breweries. Fr …

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Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies – Volume 2

Bragg Creek – Kananaskis – Moraine Lake – Yoho – Icefields Parkway – Jasper

by Andrew Nugara
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: western provinces, hikes & walks, family

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps, and colour photographs.

Andrew Nugara’s second book for families looking to experience the splendour of the Canadian Rockies describes add …

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Flat Out Delicious

Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans

by Jenn Sharp, photographs by Richard Marjan
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: restaurants, non-classifiable, prairie provinces

A robust and inspiring travel companion for both local and visiting food-lovers alike that reveals the stories, inspiration, and friendly faces of the people who craft great food in Saskatchewan.

From the province’s southern grain fields to its northern boreal forests, from its city markets to its small-town diners, Saskatchewan is the humble hear …