Author: Robin Esrock
After two years of hard work and harder travel – The Great Canadian Bucket List finally hit the shelves this week. Quite a thrill walking into a bookstore to see your book for the first time, buried among thousands of books I suddenly had a great deal of respect for. The amount of effort it takes to get a book off the ground, and the amount of people making that effort, is staggering. But it’s all worth it when you see someone pick it up, nod, smile, laugh, and take it to the cash register.
I’m kicking off the book launch with a 17-city national speaking and media tour, driving from Vancouver to Ottawa. It will take a month, so joining me is my Bucket List Support crew. My recently retired parents, my wife, and our 6-month-old baby Raquel. Ford Canada, my presenting sponsor, has provided us with two exceptional vehicles for the long …
There are countries that offer jungles, deserts, savannahs and tropical islands. Canada has just about everything else, in mind-numbing abundance. Few mountains can compare to the sheer scale of the Rockies, the beauty of Cape Breton’s Highlands, the ruggedness of the Yukon and northern British Columbia. What about our glaciers, endless boreal forest, dramatic coastlines, prairie flats, the Northern Lights, sweeping taiga, cherry blossoms, fall foliage, and the world’s largest collection of sparkling freshwater lakes? Our wildlife is rich, and diverse: bear, moose, wolf, elk, caribou, otter, seal, whale, Maple Leaf fans. Through Parks Canada, the world’s first parks service, Canada is a pioneer in protecting and managing public spaces for all to enjoy. Best of all, our natural bounty can be appreciated in all four seasons.
With our abundant natural spaces, it’s no surprise that adventure-seekers find their home in Canada. During winter months, we have some of the best ski resorts in the world, scattered …