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Canoeing on a lake
The word "Canada" is what the French explorer Jacques Cartier misheard of "Kanata," the word for "town" in the Iroquois language. The name stuck, and it's an image Canadians don't mind: their huge country, friendly as a town. Traveling with kids in Canada, it's a big place, so pick an area and get to know it.
  British Columbia
      Canadian RockiesBanff, Lake Louise
    Yukon Territory
family tours canada
multigenerational tour

Canada offers diverse experiences, but it's a big county. Spectacular hiking in Canadian Rockies, multi-sport adventures kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, river rafting, amazing wildlife and whale watching, polar bear safaris, enjoy contemporary French atmosphere in Montreal, this tour company will arrange a custom itinerary and unforgettable trip:

    Quivertree Family Expeditions
kids books canada
a canadian year  
A Canadian Year
Tania McCartney, Tina Snerling

Year in the life of five multicultural Canadian children. For each month, discover celebrations and holidays (Bonne Annee, Quebec winter carnival, Chinese New Year), traditions and native heritage, wildlife (polar bears, caribou), favorite snacks (Nainaimo bars, butter tarts), sports (hockey, skating, soccer), fun things to do (stay in ice hotel). (Picture book)


The Intrepid Canadian Expedition
(Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures)
Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley's shape is perfect for snowboarding in British Columbia, but soon he finds himself parasailing above the Arctic, dogsledding to Calgary, and folded up like a maple leaf at a hockey game. (Easy reader)


The Intrepid Canadian Expedition adventure kids canada
kids canada Heartland: A Prairie Sampler  
Heartland: A Prairie Sampler
Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, Yvette Moore

"We joke on the Prairies that if your dog runs away from home, you can stand in front of your window and watch him for three days." Experience the wonder of the Canadian Prairies – kids playing on hay bales, exploring prairie dog holes, baking Saskatoon pies. Marvelous, detailed paintings! (Chapter book)


The Sugaring-Off Party
Jonathan London, Gilles Pelletier

In March, everyone goes to Tante Loulou’s for a sugaring-off party in the maple woods. The kids play in the forest, sap is boiled down to make syrup (la tire), the family enjoys a big feast, and for dessert there's maple snowsicles. Glowing illustrations capture the warmth and sweetness of this Quebec tradition. (Picture book)


the sugaring off party
Secret of the Night Ponies  

Two heartwarming stories of Newfoundland and the tight-knit communities that live on the rocky island – storms and shipwrecks, daring rescues by a brave dog, wild ponies left on a deserted island, legends and lost treasure. (Chapter book)



Primrose Squarp is an unconventional girl, who loves wacky foods – butterscotch noodle cookies, and waffles with everything. When her parents are lost at sea, Primrose adventures are just beginning with Miss Perfidy, her quirky Uncle Jack, and the snobby school counselor. A hilarious read, and a great British Columbia story. (Chapter book)

And, don't miss the next super adventure: One Year in Coal Harbor


 Everything on a Waffle
Far North adventure northwest territories kids books  
Far North
Will Hobbs

Gabe and Raymond, two teenage boys, are stranded in Northwest Territories with an old Dene elder, Johnny Raven. As winter sets in, Johnny teaches the boys to hunt moose, trap beaver, build snowshoes, and to stay alive. (Chapter book)


The Boundless
Kenneth Oppel

Action-packed magic and adventure riding the Boundless, longest train and most powerful engine in the world. Can Will Everett survive jumping boxcars at night, eluding a master thief, bumping into a sasquatch, and joining a circus disappearing act? (Chapter book)


the boundless
ABC of Canada toddlers books  
ABC of Canada
Per-Henrik Gürth, Kim Bellefontaine

Canada from A to Z, “A is for Arctic, in the ice cold north …” beaver, Calgary Stampede, dogsled, geese, hockey, Jasper National Park, Niagara Falls, maple, salmon, Zamboni and more. Delightful illustrations and fun for younger kids. (Picture book)

Also, travel across Canada: A Day in Canada


Rocky Mountain Explorer
Annie Davidson, Stewart Ross

Unfold the Candian Rockies, and a take a trip across the mountains, starting in Vancouver on one of spectacular train journeys, rafting on the rivers, passing by icefields, hot springs, roaring waterfalls, and hoodoos, ending up in Calgary, plus more about wildlife and fun facts. (Picture book, fold-out pages)


rocky mountain explorer
postcard from canada  
A Postcard from Canada
(Magic Postcards)
Laurie Friedman, Roberta Ravasio

A magic postcard transports Carlos and Camila to Canada.

A magic postcard transports Carlos and Camila to Canada. First stop roaring Niagara Falls, then on to Quebec City for skiing and hot chocolate, then heading out to the tundra to see polar migration in Manitoba, off to Toronto, biggest city in Canada, and bringing back maple syrup and woolly mittens from their trip. (Easy reader)


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