Who doesn’t want to visit Canada? It’s known the world over for its beautiful scenery and utterly hospitable people. And, with the recent U.S. election results, it’s suddenly become a much more popular travel destination for those directly to the south who are considering making their escape (maybe permanently!). Here are a few books to get you ready for your Canadian visit!
1. So You Want to Be Canadian: All About the Most Fascinating People in the World and the Magical Place They Call Home by Kerry Colburn and Rob Sorensen
This hilarious book of facts plays on well-known stereotypes (hockey and snow, eh?) to offer a fantastic and informative overview of all things Canadian!
2. Weird Canada (Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader) by Bathroom Readers’ Institute
I know, don’t judge me…it’s tough to take this one too seriously because of the title (obviously), but it is genuinely chock-full of strange tidbits about Canada that are absolutely true. You may not need to know why the beaver was classified as a fish at one point, but wouldn’t it be fun to find out?
3. Canada by Mike Myers
Follow this beloved comedian as he explores everything that makes his native Canada a wonderful place. It’s filled with laughs and photography from Myers’ own collection, and it’ll have you booking your ticket post-haste!
4. The Promise of Canada: 150 Years–People and Ideas That Have Shaped our Country by Charlotte Gray
Gray’s book offers an in-depth examination of nine major historical figures who’ve helped shape Canada. Together with breathtaking illustrations, her study will give you a new appreciation for the rich history of her beloved country.
5. ABC of Canada by Kim Bellefontaine and Per-Henrik Gurth
If you have kids, you’re going to want to get them ready for your visit, too. Geared toward toddlers and very early readers, this book is a colorful trip across the country from A to Z!
6. WOW Canada!: Exploring this Land from Coast to Coast by Vivan Bowers, Dan Hobbs, and Dianne Eastman
Geared toward older elementary school and middle school-aged children, WOW Canada! follows eleven year old Guy as he travels with his family around the country. The book is filled with facts and pictures, and Guy’s witty commentary will keep your young reader engaged and entertained.
7. From Sea to Sea: A Year of Work and Travel in Canada by Declan Brennan
Join Brennan as he backpacks all over Canada, working odd jobs along the way to fund his excursion. You’ll encounter the best–and most interesting–that Canada has to offer!
8. Canada’s Road: A Journey on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. John’s to Victoria by Mark Richardson
Richardson traveled the entire length of the Trans-Canada highway during the summer of 2012; join him on his ten-week journey to discover both the history of this iconic road and some of the most wonderful things Canada has to offer.
Mayo’s guide offers tons of fun and practical information, together with the history of many regions and landmarks. He also includes suggestions for great places to eat and things to see!
10. The Canada Travel Journal (by Younghusband World Travel Journals)
You’re the author here. This one isn’t to read before you visit, but to write while you’re there, so you’ll have a record of your many memories to read for years to come.
Alright, folks; you’re geared up and ready to go! Enjoy your trip, eh?
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