With long lines at airport gates and passport offices in Canada, where to go for vacation is harder to decide than ever. So, we recommend skipping the lines and planning an amazing stay-cation with our trail and field guides!
Now is the perfect time to get out and explore the great outdoors, from the rugged, windswept lookout of Cape Spear, to the busy inner-city trails of downtown Victoria. Whether you’ve come from away or grown up just around the bend, our guides will make finding the beautiful, hidden spots in nature a breeze . . . not to mention safe, with tips, hazard information, and cell coverage information often included with each trail description.
Let’s start with the East Coast! Escape the summer heat in the forests of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, searching for one of the waterfalls in Benoit Lalonde’s Waterfalls of Nova Scotia and Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island and Nicholas Guitard’s Waterfalls of New Brunswick.
Or walk the beaches and trails with annotated maps containing everything from parking to rest stops to fan favourite fish-and-chips spots. It’s all in our trail guides!
Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia
A multitude of trails, from beautiful day hikes to multi-day adventures.
Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, 2nd Edition
Forty trails, from the northern Money Point to the southern Ghost Beach Trail.
Hiking Trails of New Brunswick, 4th Edition
Illustrated in full colour with striking photographs and maps for more than 100 trails.
Trails of Prince Edward Island
Every corner of Prince Edward Island with over 50 trails for hiking and cycling.
No matter where you live in Canada or where you plan to travel, The Best of The Great Trail, Volumes 1 and 2, explore the best portions of the 24,000-kilometre trail system which stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific. These trails offer astounding adventure for both the day hiker and the long-distance explorer.
The Best of The Great Trail, Volume 1
The Eastern half of The Great Trail, from Newfoundland to Southern
The Best of The Great Trail, Volume 2
The Western half of The Great Trail, from Vancouver to Northern Ontario.
Looking for a relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Get out of the city and explore one of the fabulous trails just around the corner in Ottawa or Montréal in Michael Haynes’s comprehensive guides.
Hiking Trails of Ottawa, The National Capital Region, and Beyond, 2nd Edition
The second edition of this evergreen guide, just updated last year, containing hundreds of full-colour photographs
Hiking Trails of Montréal and Beyond
Featuring 50 hiking routes within 150 kilometres of Montréal — both within the city and in the adjacent Laurentides, Lanaudière, Montérégie, and Cantons-de-l'Est regions.
Exhibitions to Explore
Banner photo credit: Michael Haynes, The Best of the Great Trail, Volume 2