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  • Young polar bear takes a dip in Hudson Bay

    © Dennis Fast (www.dennisfast.com)

  • Brilliant fall colors of an Arctic tundra pond

    © Dennis Fast (www.dennisfast.com)

  • Bison herd in Manitoba

    © Jerry Kautz

  • Birch River in south-eastern Manitoba

    © Dennis Fast (www.dennisfast.com)

  • Sculpter Marcel Gosselin's 'The Path of Time' at The Forks, Winnipeg

    © Peter St. John (www.heartlandbooks.ca)

  • Barren-ground caribou bull

    © Dennis Fast (www.dennisfast.com)

  • Old growth Douglas-fir on Vancouver Island

    © Peter St. John (www.heartlandbooks.ca)

  • Limestone Cliffs in Lake Winnipeg's North Basin

    © Roger Turenne

  • The ancient Riing of Brodgar, Orkney

    © Peter St. John (www.heartlandbooks.ca)

  • Pelicans Climbing Rainbow Falls - eastern Manitoba

    © Peter St. John (www.heartlandbooks.ca)


About Exploring Old Highway No.1 East 

From the Manitoba-Ontario border to the eastern tip of Newfoundland, Exploring Old Highway No.1 East is both a nostalgic romp down memory lane and a current guidebook for today's traveller 

In this companion volume to Clark Saunder’s Exploring Old Highway No.1 West, author Clint Cannon takes the reader on a delightful journey through time and place as he seeks out the remnants and byways of Canada’s great road eastward as it was between 1945 and 1965. 

Inset maps, personal asides, and hundreds of vibrant photos enhance the experience as you discover classic midcentury motels and restaurants, explore falls that run backwards, bays that empty, and fossilized trees that stand straight up. From coal mines to covered bridges, from world-class bagels to fried bolgna, these Canadiana treasures and so much more can be found within the pages. As he weaves bits of Canadian history and personal childhood memories with pointers and tips on what to do and see along the way today, the author rediscovers what his mother called “the road home” and presents us with a truly Canadian adventure that is a must for any reader or motorist. 

Whether you are planning an epic road trip or simply wanting to experience one from the comfort of your deckchair, Cannon’s book will guide and entertain you along the way.



Sunday, Sept 30  4:00 pm

Poor Michael's Emporium

Onanole, MB


Tuesday, Oct 2  6:30 pm

Riverbank Discovery Centre

545 Conservation Dr., Brandon


Wednesday, Nov 7  7:00 pm

McNally Robinson Grant Park


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Exploring The Old Trans-Canada East

Canada's Route 66

By Clint Cannon

$26.95   280 pages   full colour   hundreds of photographs, plus maps

ISBN 978-1-896150-89-5



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For two decades our commitment to making great books has not changed. Our travel, natural history and heritage books are recognized as portals to North America's vibrant history and natural landscapes. Our route-oriented guides appeal not only to armchair enthusiasts, but also to those who love to explore the continent's wild places. We dust off history, both regional and national, with a keen interest in subjects and peoples that have been traditionally overlooked. Our books are thoroughly researched, accessibly written and lavishly illustrated with archival images, superb photographs and commissioned artwork. The resulting books are keepsakes – collected and read for years.

Over the years, our commitment to sharing stories of the people and places has grown to include fiction, biographies and political non-fiction. Heartland delves into stories and intrigue – real and imagined – that variously inspire, educate, entertain and provoke.

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