Free

Holiday Book Signing with Benoit Lalonde and Michael Haynes

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

MEC Halifax

1550 Granville Street

Halifax, NS B3J 1X1

Canada

View Map

Event description

Description

Join Benoit Lalonde and Michael Haynes at MEC Halifax on December 1 at 1PM for signings of their books Waterfalls of Nova Scotia and The Best of the Great Trail.

The Best of the Great Trail

Here, at last, is the essential companion to the eastern part of Canada's national trail. Profiling 30 separate sections, crossing 6 provinces, and traversing more than 900 km of trail, this guide for the adventurous offers a connoisseur's sampling of the finest components of eastern Canada's Trans Canada Trail.

Beginning at Cape Spear and ending on the shores of Lake Huron, Michael Haynes follows the Great Trail through the remote interior of Newfoundland, the coastlines of the Maritimes, the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, and the lakes and farmlands of Southern Ontario, as well as into cities such as Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. With beautiful colour photographs and comprehensive trail notes for each featured section, as well as GPS coordinates, maps, and informative descriptions of points of interest along with way, The Best of the Great Trail explores the landscapes of eastern Canada in their variegated glory.

Michael Haynes is one of the leading authorities on trail development in Canada and the author of numerous trail guides covering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the National Capital Region, and Western Québec. He is also a travel writer and regular commentator for CBC Radio. His travel articles have appeared in Ottawa Magazine, Saltscapes, and Explore.

Waterfalls of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is blessed with numerous must-see waterfalls, and this volume from self-described “waterfall addict” Benoit Lalonde brings together 100 of the province’s best.

Conveniently categorized by the government of Nova Scotia scenic route system, this rich compendium includes famous waterfalls such as Garden of Eden Fall, Wentworth Falls, Cuties Hollow, Annandale Falls and Butcher Hill Falls, as well as lesser-known but easy to locate gems. In addition to providing useful information on the height, type, and hiking distance of each waterfall, their degree of difficulty to reach is also assessed for the convenience of both novice and advanced hikers alike.

Featuring gorgeous colour photographs and individual maps of each location, Waterfalls of Nova Scotia offers an invaluable reference as well as a tribute to the beauty of the falls and the natural splendour waiting to be discovered.

Benoit Lalonde has lived in Nova Scotia since 1999. He has published 15 peer-reviewed studies on the ecology of the Atlantic region, and is a top contributor to www.trailpeak.com. He currently works as an ecological risk evaluator for Environment Canada and is an avid hiker, mountain biker, climber, telemark skier, spelunker, explorer, and kayaker.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

MEC Halifax

1550 Granville Street

Halifax, NS B3J 1X1

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved