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Discover some of Canada's best destinations at the BWG Library

Check out some of this week's Canadian travel picks from the BWG Library
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The summer season has just started and now is the perfect time to plan a trip to a national park, hiking trail or to explore some beautiful views. The BWG Library has you covered with a multitude of travel books to help you seek out your next adventure!  

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Top 160 Unusual Things to see in Ontario, by Ron Brown

Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario gives readers, local travelers and out-of-province visitors -- all 10 million of them -- even more to see and do. Author Ron Brown is an expert on the unusual. In his relentless quest to discover yet more of Ontario's rarities, Brown has traveled nearly everywhere in the province, and since this book's previous edition he has been on the road again. From the many new destinations he has found, he has selected 10 new ones for this edition: The Huron Fishing Weirs, Muskoka's Torrance Barrens, The Log Heritage of the Ottawa Valley, The Ruins of Fort St. Joseph, Toronto's Graffiti Alleys, Ontario's Alligators, Trenton's Ad Astra Stones, The Stoney Creek Pillar, The Coldwater Mill and Almaguin Highlands' Field of Screams. 

110 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario: The best parks, conservation areas and wild places by Chris Earley, Tracy C. Read, Justin Peter and Kyle Horner

This reader-friendly guide explores the remarkable splendor and diversity of the province, from its soaring clifftops, subterranean caves and thundering cataracts to the province's tallest white pine, the oldest rocks on Earth and the warbler capital of North America. The guide is organized by region, and each destination includes a descriptive profile illustrated with color photographs and at-a-glance information about special features and contact details. Regional maps showcase locations. Some of these hot spots are surprisingly close to towns and cities, some are hidden urban treasures, and many are ideal for a day trip

Park bagger: adventures in the Canadian national parks, by Marlis Butcher 

An inspiring collection of thrilling personal adventures and stunning photographs sharing the incredible diversity and profound beauty of Canada's national parks.  Although much of the vast Canadian wilderness is fraught with challenging terrain, unpredictable weather, and sometimes threatening wildlife, there are also pleasant beaches, waterfalls, and places to kick back and relax in. Explorer Marlis Butcher has "bagged" all of the Canadian national parks. In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkeled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise.  In Park Bagger, she shares her adventures, with the objective to encourage others to explore the national parks and to protect Canada's vast wilderness.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail map book. Ontario's southwest edition.

The Ontario's Southwest Edition of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Map Book has been created as the first companion volume to the popular Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Edition. Whether you choose to spend an hour or a whole day on the Trail, your experience will inspire a deeper appreciation for the many natural and cultural riches you'll find along the way. Inside the Ontario's Southwest Edition, you'll find over 30 detailed maps showing the Trail's route, on or off-road sections, parking, washrooms, landmarks, trail connections, waterfront parks, wetlands, beaches, marsh and forests, vineyards, farmland, museums and shopping areas.

Unforgettable Canada: 125 destinations, by George Fischer and Noel Hudson

This beautifully illustrated guide features 125 of Canada's most remarkable destinations. Scattered across every province and territory, some represent dream excursions to the far reaches of the land, while others are closer to your hometown than you would have imagined. These destinations will show you unforgettable vistas, unusual land formations and compelling glimpses into Canada's history and spirit. From coast to coast to coast, you'll find some of the best places to visit in this vast land known for its diversity and extremes. Whether you want to climb the world's oldest rocks, visit a Viking encampment, kayak with killer whales or tour a diamond mine, you'll find the perfect trip in Unforgettable Canada.

Canada's best trips, by Lonely Planet Guidebooks 

Featuring amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can tour the Sea to Sky Highway, the country's stunning coastline and the Cabot Trail - all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Lonely Planet's Canada's Best Trips features lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, and detailed directions. Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads. Essential info at your fingertips: hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss.