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The Great Canadian Staycation - Alberta Edition!

Created by hgdistribution
  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: hiking, climbing, scrambling, walking, guidebooks
Alberta has some of the most spectacular landscapes and outdoor adventure opportunities in Canada. Guidebooks for hiking, climbing, scrambling, walking, skiing, and snowshoeing, along with how-to guides for gardening and activity books for kids, are always popular during the spring and summer months with locals and tourists alike!

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Popular Snowshoe Trails of the Canadian Rockies

by Andrew Nugara
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: winter sports, outdoor skills, western provinces

The perfect resource for planning a quick snowshoeing adventure in the heart of Canada’s glittering Rocky Mountains.

Snowshoeing continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Each season thousands of winter-loving individuals and families venture into the stunning winter landscape for a quick getaway or an extended tour in ar …

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The Prairie Gardener’s Go-To for Vegetables

by Janet Melrose & Sheryl Normandeau
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: vegetables, canada

All the most common questions about growing vegetables in the prairies are answered in this first installation of the new gardening series, Guides for the Prairie Gardener.

Too often people think of vegetable gardening in the prairies as challenging, but certified master gardeners Sheryl and Janet are here to show you how rewarding it can really be. …

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The Prairie Gardener’s Go-To for Pests and Diseases

by Janet Melrose & Sheryl Normandeau
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: canada, techniques

Your guide to trouble-shooting weeds, pests, diseases, moulds, critters, and other common prairie gardener’s problems in this second title in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series.

Whether you’re an experienced prairie gardener or have just a few weeks under your belt, chances are you’ve come to know at least a couple of pesky insects, mo …

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Tapping the West

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

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

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. From roughly a dozen in operation before deregul …

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Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

by Barbara Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology, supernatural, folklore & 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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Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies – Volume 2

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

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

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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Popular Wildflowers of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies

by Neil L. Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: flowers, western provinces, mountains

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify the flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors on the Canadian Rockies during the usual blooming season.

Neil Jennings’s new series of colourful and easy-to-use wildflower guides introduces amateur naturalists to so …

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Explore Canada

by Jocey Asnong
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: travel

Explore Canada from coast to coast to coast in this charming new board book from bestselling children’s book illustrator Jocey Asnong!

 

Featuring capital cities, provinces and territories, this lyrical board book is filled with whimsical illustrations that celebrate the diverse landscape, heritage, and outdoor traditions that make Canada unique. H …