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Books inspired by Canada

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale

In order to avoid scandal, shy Harry Cane is forced to make a speedy escape from his privileged, passive existence in Edwardian England. Trying to build a new life in the remote prairie wilderness of pioneering Canada, he's compelled to confront and accept his sexuality in order to find true happiness.

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How to Be a Canadian

Will Ferguson; Ian Ferguson

A humorous book about Canada and Canadians - it'll make you laugh and give a better understanding of Canadian culture and how Canadians tend to view themselves and their country.

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Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw

Will Ferguson

An amusing and interesting look at Canada by the country's top literary humorist. Ferguson has travelled all around the huge expanses of his home country and presents its people and places with a witty warmth. A must-read for anyone with a trip planned or thinking of going.

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The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

An originally written novel about a naïve, broken-hearted widower who moves to Newfoundland in Canada - the land of his forefathers - with his two young daughters. It's about healing, moving forwards and learning to live again. The author's unique style of writing takes some getting used to but it's worth the effort - she brings the remote Newfoundland landscape and community to life with wit, poignancy and an astute flair.

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Gary Paulsen

A classic survival story for 8 to 12 year-olds about a young boy stranded with only a hatchet after his plane crash-lands in the Canadian wilderness. It offers a gripping and fascinating insight into the country and its vast, extraordinary landscape. It'll make you want to venture into the wild!

Canada Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


1st September 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

13 best places in Atlantic Canada to experience

There’s no prize for guessing that Canada is one of my favourite countries to visit. Heck, it’s one of my favourite countries in the world; full stop! Not only is it stuffed with some epic cities to explore, but it’s also got a huge mix of places to visit just outside Canada’s epic cities, too. This is especially true when looking for the best places in Atlantic Canada, that’s a total treat to explore....


22nd July 2020 by PommieTravels

Essential experiences for anyone visiting Niagara Falls

There’s little wonder as to why Niagara Falls attracts millions of visitors each year. As one of the foremost wonders of the natural world, the Niagara Falls are truly a sight to behold, and anyone with an appreciation for nature’s majesty should see them at least once. However, the area’s appeal isn’t limited to the falls themselves. Whether you’re traveling solo, embarking on a romantic getaway or looking for a first-rate family destination, Niagara Falls has you covered on all...

15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

10 best cities in Canada to visit

Canada is a beauty on a scale like nowhere else. It’s got incredible mountain, huge vaste lakes, ginormous wildlife and even vineyards. It’s just such an amazing country and one that has had us constantly return to it ever since our very first visit. With that in mind, we figured it’s high time we shared all the best cities you have to visit in Canada and why! If you're looking for blog posts from Canada, you can find them on our blog here -......


13th March 2020 by Budget Traveller

5 reasons why winter in Ottawa is the perfect escape

I usually have never been a fan of travelling in winter, especially to cold destinations. I don’t handle the cold very well, the lack of sunlight can feel debilitating plus the people you tend to meet in the destination seem to equally as miserable as you. In recent years, as I’ve grown older, I’ve started feeling a little less miserable about the cold, I’ve pushed out my comfort zone and experimented with a few winter trips with mixed results. So last year, when I was invited to Ottawa...


5th March 2020 by PommieTravels

7 insider tips for your trip to Montreal

Are you traveling to Montreal soon? Montreal is easily one of the best places to visit in Canada. Each year, a little over 10 million people visit this amazing city.  Before you head to Montreal, there are some things you should know to make sure your trip goes off without a hitch. Check out this guide to discover the top insider tips for your trip to Montreal. ...

15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

21 things to do in Canada - A winter road trip itinerary from Vancouver to Calgary

Winter in Canada is unlike anywhere else. For starters, there's that dramatically beautiful landscape which, as though it weren't impressive enough, brilliantly transforms with the dusting of snow and emergence of those beautiful frozen waterfalls. Long story short - Canada is absolutely gorgeous in winter and you have to see it! To that end, here's a view showing you where to go and what not to miss on your winter road trip across British Columbia and Alberta in Canada!...


24th October 2019 by Budget Traveller

The Budget Traveller’s guide to visiting Ottawa in winter

Scared of the cold and the Canadian Winter? Well, as the great Ranulph Fiennes once said, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. The key to surviving & enjoying winter in Ottawa is making sure you have the right winter wear. I’ve pulled together in this post a list of winter essentials. Plus in this guide I’ve also answered some key questions like when is the best time to visit Ottawa in winter, where is the best place to stay in Ottawa on a budget and of course,...