||From Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island and Ontario's Polar Bear Provincial Park on the west coast of Hudson Bay to Point Pelee National Park on Lake Erie (a haven for Monarch butterflies) and Kejimkujik National Park in southwestern Nova Scotia, this portable and beautifully photographed guide ushers travellers to the best natural sites in eastern Canada. It introduces the reader to both renowned national parks and their lesser-known cousins - the region's provincial parks, wildlife reserves, conservation areas, and scenic rivers. Author Marq de Villiers and photographer Michael Lewis are experts in the naturla history of the area. Their detailed and evocative words and images explain how the various landscapes were formed, what sort of flora and fauna flourish there, and which outdoor activities are the best to undertake. In-depth features and sidebars examine facets of the land (bison pictographs, Bay of Fundy tides, and Algonquin wolves, to name a few) that visitors are likely to find fascinating. Guided drives and hikes, as well as pointers on where to enjoy canoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and hiking, are major components.