Covehead Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island. Photo © Vadim Petrov/123rf.

Exploring Prince Edward Island National Park

The sandy beaches, dunes, sandstone cliffs, marshes, and forestlands of Prince Edward Island National Park represent the island as it once was, unspoiled by 20th-century development. Opportunities to explore the park are many, with interpretive centers, plenty of hiking, beautiful sandy beaches and campgrounds of all kinds.

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Discover Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Canada’s smallest provincial capital, Charlottetown (pop. 35,000)—Prince Edward Island’s governmental, economical, cultural, and shopping center—makes no pretense of being a big city. Rather, this attractive town is walkable, comfortable, and friendly. Learn about the town’s history, a bit about the surrounding Queen’s County, and the beautiful sights and attractions you won’t want to miss.

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Moon Banff National Park

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead shares his firsthand tips on experiencing Banff National Park—from savoring the spectacular backdrop of glacial lakes and lush forests, to white-water-rafting down the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Hempstead includes unique trip activities, such as swimming in the naturally hot springs of Banff and driving along the […]

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Moon Canadian Rockies

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on experiencing the Canadian Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on experiencing the Canadian Rockies—from rafting on the Bow River and hiking Lake O’Hara to staying in a remote log cabin. Hempstead includes unique trip ideas, such as A […]

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Moon Spotlight Newfoundland & Labrador

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps. Moon Spotlight Newfoundland & Labrador is an 80-page compact guide covering the best of Newfoundland and Labrador, including the Avalon Peninsula, Labrador Straits, Gros Morne National Park, and the Northern Peninsula. Travel writer and Canada resident Andrew Hempstead offers seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and includes […]

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Moon Spotlight Prince Edward Island

Moon Spotlight Prince Edward Island is a 60-page compact guide covering the best of “the birthplace of Canada,” including Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince County, and Cavendish. Travel writer and photographer Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on must-see attractions, as well as maps with sightseeing highlights, so you can make the most of your time. […]

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Moon Nova Scotia

Outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers an inside glimpse of the best of Nova Scotia, from taking a tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery to witnessing the world’s highest tides at the funnel-shaped Bay of Fundy. In addition to tips on where to stay, eat, and recreate, Hempstead also suggests itineraries—such as Coastal Cruising, Artists and Artisans, and […]

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Moon Atlantic Canada

Travel writer and Canada expert Andrew Hempstead offers unique insight into this historic corner of the North American coast, from swimming in the warm waters of Northumberland Strait to exploring bustling downtown Moncton and its lively nightclubs. Hempstead includes unique trip strategies that connect with travelers’ specific interests, such as Rugged Atlantic Canada—an outdoors-oriented itinerary—and […]

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Environmental Issues in British Columbia

Humans have been exploiting British Columbia’s abundant natural resources for 10,000 years. Indigenous people hunting and fishing obviously had little effect on ecological integrity, but over time, the clearing of land for agriculture and development did.