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Bookstore Highlight - The Royal Museum Shop in Victoria, BC @RoyalBCMuseum #museum #shop

The Royal Museum Shop, located within the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, offers an eclectic selection of finely curated gifts, books, jewelry, toys, and art. The store and the museum are both a must-visit if you're in the area. 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, in its 53rd year organized by the Natural History Museum in London, just recently finished, but there's still plenty to see. Founded in 1886, the museum has collected and preserved the province’s most significant artifacts and specimens for visitors to explore. 

For more information visit http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca, and be sure to pick up of your copy of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 27 (978-0565094157). Photos below!

 

675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 9W2
Phone: 250-356-0505
Email: shop@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Get Outside With a Falcon Guide

With winter finally out of the picture, and spring officially here, we can all turn our thoughts towards going outside without fear of, say, being run over by a dog sled or mauled by a yeti. And, if we are venturing outside anyways, why not head out prepared with a Falcon Guide? falcon guide

To be clear, I am not talking about a guide that happens to be a falcon, though that would be cool, but rather an outdoor instructional book from, the publishing house FalconGuides. FalconGuides has manuals for almost every outdoor enthusiast’s favourite pastime. Do you like slack lining? There’s a guide for that! How about fishing? There’s a guide for that! Kayaking? You guessed it, there’s a guide for that too!

Each one of these handbooks is filled with full-colour illustrations that make picking up any new outdoor hobby as simple as possible. Trust me, one of these books will provide you with the expertise needed for your chosen activity in what will seem like no time at all!

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Also, some of these guide are location specific; not only can you become an expert on camping, but you can become an expert on camping in Washington, Pennsylvania, or a host of other locations. And when it comes time to make dinner on one of your camping trips you’ll be fully equipped with a copy of FalconGuides’ Cooking the One Burner Way at your finger tips.

And after your delicious meal, you and your friends can work off the lethargy by taking a hike. During which you can wow your companions (or put them to sleep) with your knowledge of the local trees. The fact that you got all of your info from Trees: A Falcon Guide can be our little secret!

Of course, if your camping buddies are less than enthralled by you explaining the intricate differences between a Balsam Fir and a Fraser Fir, you can always win back their love with a few spooky stories courtesy of Haunted Trail Tales, once again from FalconGuides.

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So the next time you are planning an outdoor expedition, whether it’s a day trip or a week long camping excursion, let FalconGuides help you along the way. You won’t be disappointed!

Montreal, je t'aime.

Yearning for great food in a great city where the day begins with a croissant, a bol of café au lait, anda smile? Look no further than the world’s second-largest French-speaking city, Montreal.

Patricia Harris and David Lyon have written a definitive book highlighting the best of the city’s myriad gastronomic delights. From Old Montreal to downtown and Chinatown, from the Latin Quarter, Plateau Mont-Royal, Mile End, and Little Italy to the Eastern Townships, a bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide.

With delectable regional recipes from the renowned kitchens of Montreal’s iconic bistros, luncheonettes, cafes, brasseries, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers’ Guide to Montreal is the ultimate resource for the food lovers to use and savor.

Trade Paperback / $16.95 CDN, 272 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7627-7121-9 / Available Now

 

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BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES TAKE TOP WANDERLUST AWARD!

Hailed by Wanderlust Magazine as a 'David & Goliath-style victory', independent publisher Bradt Travel Guides has come out tops in the annual Wanderlust Awards. Wanderlust further described Bradt as 'the small publisher whose engaging, well-written and highly detailed guides to exotic places continue to set a benchmark for quality.' Bradt's Managing Director, Donald Greig, commented 'We're thrilled to receive this award. Wanderlust readers are an adventurous and knowledgeable crowd having visited almost every single country in the world in the past year, so it means a lot to us to get such a strong seal of approval from them.'

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The Long Walk - soon to be a blockbuster Hollywood Movie - The Way Back

This book has been around for decades, but I just discovered it as Globe Pequot Press is re-issuing it in anticipation of the soon to be released Hollywood adaptation as The Way Back.  What an incredible journey and what an incredible story!  In 1941 six men escape from a Soviet Prison camp situated in Siberia very near to the artic circle.  If that wasn't enough, they walk to India with an axe, a knife and a conviction to escape their undeserved prison sentence and have a chance at freedom.  If you thought Into Thin Air was riveting, wait till you read what these men endure to ensure their freedom.  This is a MUST-READ and I cannot recommend it enough.