5 essential books to plan a trip

Hikes, camping trips, or long-distance trips… The following books, all new this spring, have something to inspire us for our next adventures, and help us make them a reality, whether they take place in the Quebec woods or anywhere else. another place. in the world.

campsite 101

Last year, literary journalist and camping enthusiast Marie-France Bornais offered us the book quebec camp. This year he does it again with Camping 101: Everything you need to know before pitching your tent or backing out your RV, a guide in which he gives advice on how to tame the campsite. She answers questions ranging from “When is the best time to book?” to “What to do when there is no bathroom?”, as well as offering various lists and tips.

Published April 6, 2022. Les Éditions de l’Homme, $26.95. Buy.

The long walks of Quebec

Along the river, in the mountains, deep in the boreal forest: this book offers 25 walks of two days or more, to discover in the four corners of the province. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, you’ll find tips on gearing up and organizing your nights on the trail, as well as information on the regions traversed. Inspirational and practical, the book is written by travel and outdoor journalist Frédérique Sauvée, who is also a researcher, author, speaker, and passionate long-distance hiker.

Editions of l’Homme, $32.95. Buy.

my year abroad

Here, we are not talking about outdoor activities in Quebec, but rather “slow travel” in the world. my strange yearr is a tribute to “slow ride”; the story of a year-long journey that the actor, presenter, columnist, author and photographer Jean-Michel Dufaux made in 2018-2019. The book offers us an immersion in his daily life in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Da Nang (Vietnam) and Mazatlán (Mexico). You will discover reflections, highlights, escapades, good addresses and film and digital photographs of the author. Inspiration to travel differently.

Ink Scent, $29.95. Buy.

Practical hiking guide

This book is for those who want to learn about hiking or deepen their practice. It covers basic topics like preparation, equipment, nutrition or injuries as well as other topics like hiking with a child or hiking without a trace. Practical hiking guide – Everything to make it work! is written by Alexis Nantel, host of the Alexis le Randonneur program on TVA Sports and outdoor radio columnist, and Véronique Champagne, an outdoor enthusiast who has contributed to various publications, including the magazine spaces and the Montreal Journal.

Released April 6, 2022. Les Éditions de l’Homme, $29.95. Buy.

The 150 Most Beautiful Outdoor Sites in Quebec


Abundantly illustrated, this guide identifies particularly exceptional places to practice the outdoors in Quebec, whether they are national parks, regional parks, nature reserves, wildlife refuges or others. You will find details about the activities offered there and the best times to visit them. Expect to travel from Nunavik to Montreal, via the Eastern Townships and Anticosti.

Collective of authors. Ulysses Guides, $39.95. Buy.

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