Travel-Inspiring Summer Reads

If your summer has mostly included trips to your local library and pitstops for iced coffee but you’re itching to explore further afield, why not check out our list of travel-inspiring books?

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If you want to escape the hustle of the “Big Smoke” without actually leaving the city…

Robert Burley’s An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands (ECW Press) features photos of Toronto’s green spaces with selections of poetry and prose by some of the city’s best-known writers, and might incite some day trips to take in the greenery of Toronto. 

If the history of an underground metropolis appeals to your traveller’s appetite… 

Veteran journalist Alan Hustak details Montreal’s 50-year-old underground city, a parallel metropolis of alleys and atriums connecting an extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels. Let Montreal’s Underground City (Véhicule Press) inspire you with a guided tour featuring maps and full-colour photographs of this labyrinth underground city. 

If a nature-adventure getaway is more your speed…

 
Get acquainted with Prince Edward Island’s panoramas and beaches before you set out on your hiking or cycling adventure with the Trails of Prince Edward Island (Goose Lane Editions). This hiker’s companion comes from Michael Haynes, a leading authority of Eastern Canada’s outdoors and offers a guide to 50 trails to tailor to your adventuring spirit. 

If armchair travel is more your thing…

A laugh-out-loud travel memoir chronicling the year-long around-the-world misadventures of best friends Sue and Sara, It’s Only the Himalayas (Brindle & Glass Publishing) offers stories of terrifying treks and travel-related misunderstandings from an overconfident and underprepared backpacker.