Atlantic Canada. 5th ed.


280 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Maps, Index
ISBN 2-89464-723-9
DDC 917.1504'5




Reviewed by Janet Arnett

Janet Arnett is the former campus manager of adult education at Ontario’s Georgian College. She is the author of Antiques and Collectibles: Starting Small, The Grange at Knock, and 673 Ways to Save Money.



Atlantic Canada was made for tourism, and Ulysses guides were made for
tourists. This happy marriage results in a work packed with all the
right stuff about all the good things.

Atlantic Canada is a wonderland of great beaches, spectacular scenery,
incredible natural wonders, and fascinating man-made attractions.
Festivals, fairs, history, excellent accommodations, and fabulous food
round out the options. How to choose? How to decide between the fjords
of Newfoundland and the grandeur of Peggys Cove? Between the
Confederation Bridge and the world’s highest tides? Between the Cabot
Trail and whale-watching? Between the Flowerpot Rocks and Gros Morne?
This travel guide spreads out the menu of options in the four Atlantic
provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and
Newfoundland/Labrador) and gives all the detail needed for

The usual tourist information is supplemented with some innovative
material—Internet access, Internet sites, notes on gay and lesbian
life in the area, advice for smokers, embassies and consulates,
security, taxes, and so forth.

For each province (or tourist area within Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick), the guide supplies information on how to find your way
around, outdoor activities, accommodations, restaurants, entertainment,
shopping, and special attractions. Attractions are rated as
“interesting,” “worth a visit,” or “not to be missed.” The
cost of accommodations and restaurant meals is indicated; symbols are
used to indicate features.

The work contains 30 maps, eight colour photos, hundred of line
drawings, and dozens of sidebars on such topics as local traditions,
history, architecture, whales, lobsters, or lighthouses. The guide is
well organized and indexed, making it practical to use by tourists on
the move.


Benoit, Prieur., “Atlantic Canada. 5th ed.,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 12, 2024,