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Bartley Kives -- Book Launch

Saturday May 09 2015 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
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Launch of the completely revised edition of A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba: Exploring Canada's Undiscovered Province (Great Plains Publications).

First published in 2006, this full-colour guidebook from well-travelled Winnipeg Free Press columnist Bartley Kives offers a wide range of idiosyncratic adventures available year-round in every region of Manitoba. Completely revised to include new Manitoba sites like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the MTS Centre, and countless other smaller gems, this edition also features, for the first time, daytrips to north-western Ontario (which everyone knows is really part of Manitoba).

Bartley Kives has been writing about urban affairs, pop culture, travel and sustainability in Winnipeg since the 1990s. He is reporter-at-large for the Winnipeg Free Press and an occasional broadcaster. He is the co-author of Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg.


A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba

- Bartley Kives

Trade paperback $24.95
Reader Reward Price: $22.46

Sandwiched between North Dakota and Nunavut, Manitoba has never been the busiest chunk of tourism real estate in North America. To independent travellers, this is a good thing: Canada's undiscovered province offers uncrowded beaches, innumerable lakes and unlikely cultural attractions, especially in the gritty/cool capital, Winnipeg.

A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba is the only comprehensive travel handbook to the province - and an indispensable tool for visitors from abroad, Canadians passing through and Manitobans who want to get to know their own backyard. 

Get the straight goods on cities, towns and natural attractions in every corner of the province, compiled by one of Manitoba's most tenacious independent travellers, Winnipeg Free Press columnist Bartley Kives. Plunder a small-town gift shop. Eyeball turn-of-the-last-century architecture. Commune with nature in wild areas that still feel wild. And forget what you think you know about the Canadian prairies - the only thing flat about Manitoba is the Trans-Canada Highway.