Canada - Understand Canada and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

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This chapter contains the Canada Today, History, Aboriginal Cultures, Outdoor Activities, Wildlife, Cuisines of Canada, Wine Regions, Directory A–Z, Transportation, and Language chapters from Lonely Planet’s Canada guidebook.

All the info you need on everything from history: Viking settlements and the Klondike gold rush, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and lesbian travellers and travellers with disabilities. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on the new Liberal prime minister redefining Canada while tension between a natural-resource economy and environmentalism grows
  • info on Canada’s first peoples through their history,arts, media and tourism ventures
  • full coverage of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, cycling, fishing, surfing – we’ve got the nation’s top activities and hot spots covered
  • details on Canada’s provincial specialties to watch for, as well as the nation’s best cities for dining

Coverage includes: Canada Today: Economy, Oil Between Neighbors, Table Talk and Politics, History: The First Inhabitatnts, The Vikings & European Explorers, Fur Trade Ignites, French vs English, Growing Pains, The Nation Splits: Upper & Lower Canada, Cautious Reunion, Confederation, How the West was Won, Cutting Ties to England and Modern-Day Canada, Aboriginal Cultures: The People, Recent History and Aboriginal Tourism, Outdoor Activities: Skiing & Snowboarding, Hiking, Kayaking & Canoeing, Mountain Biking & Cycling, Climbing, Surfing & Windsurfing, Wildlife: Grizzly Bears & Black Bears, Polar Bears, Moose, Elk, Deer & Caribou, Whales and Birds, Cuisines of Canada: Local Flavours and Top City Dining, Wine Regions: Regional Wine List and Festivals, Directory A–Z, Transportation, and Language.

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