Regional Reads: Armchair adventures

Our local book expert recommends adventure-inspiring seasonal reads

Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors in Atlantic Canada and we’ve got some terrific suggestions for books that will help you choose your next outdoor adventure—or at least dream about one from the comfort of your armchair.

Pam Estabrook-feature imageFor the traveller
Exploring Nova Scotia: A Guide to 400+ Unique Adventures and Activities (Formac, 2010) by Dale Dunlop and
Alison Scott is a thorough travel guide to the province’s sights and activities. If you’re planning to explore Atlantic Canada, here are some other books you may also enjoy:

For the nature-lover
Harry Thurston’s The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History Greystone Books, 2011) is a stunning, award-winning reference guide to our region’s natural wonders. Readers who enjoy this book may also enjoy these field guides:

For the outdoor sportsperson
Michael Haynes’ authoritative hiking trail guidesHiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia (2012); Hiking Trails of Cape Breton (2012); and Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality (2010), all published by Goose Lane—are favourites for those who love a good walk. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you may also want to check out:

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Pam Estabrook is Regional Procurement Specialist for Indigo.

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