Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Giveaway! DK Canada: ROUGH GUIDES

Winner:  Congratulations to our winner Kristy!  We are very excited she has won our ROUGH GUIDE ADVENTURES Prize Pack!!  Thanks again to everyone for joining our giveaway!!

Update: Giveaway is now closed - thank you everyone for commenting - fantastic books! The winner is being contacted now.

Did you know Canada.. Our friends at DK Canada publish the most fantastic book series ROUGH GUIDES. From travel guides covering more than 200 worldwide destinations as well as phrasebooks and maps to music guides and reference books on topics as diverse as Climate Change, Ethical shopping and Shakespeare, ROUGH GUIDES offer a world of ways to make the most of your time on Earth.

I had the chance to read Rough Guide to Canada.  I have to say, that photo on the cover, that is MY Canada, it honestly makes my heart sing every time I see it.  But I'll admit when I first saw the book I thought Wow, this is a book stuffed full of information. Well I'm here to tell you it IS stuffed full of information and presented in a well thought out, easy to read, easy to manage format.

The first 50 or so pages takes you through Canada in gorgeous colour photos, explains all the travel essential - especially for those visiting from outside the country, offers a fantastic list of festivals and more.

Then reading into the Guide itself is broken up into different locations, each with highlighted information, maps, history and a list of places to go and stay WITH phone numbers, hours, and pricing. This is what I really love, giving people the information they REALLY need all in one book so they don't have to go searching for numbers, wondering if a place is open on a Sunday, leaving folks concerned about how much it's going to cost and many times the book will tell you if it's necessary to call ahead before heading to a location.

The book even reminded me of some places I should be introducing my own children to in my local Southwestern Ontario. Sometimes it's easy to forget about the activities and events available in your own backyard.

Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a ROUGH GUIDE ADVENTURES Prize Pack consisting of..
* Rough Guide Ultimate Adventures
* Rough Guide Clean Breaks
* Rough Guide Earthbound
Total value - $97.49

Mandatory Entry - 1 mandatory entry per person
Comment below with an outdoor adventure you've had or would love to have.

Optional Entries - 1 comment per each optional entry
- Follow @roughguidescan on Twitter
- Like DK Canada on Facebook
- Follow Did you know Canada on GFC
- Follow @diduknowcanada on Twitter
- Like Did you know Canada on Facebook
- Tweet this giveaway (link to your tweet in comment, can be done 2x a day during giveaway)
Example Tweet..

Enter to #win a ROUGH GUIDE ADVENTURES Prize Pack ends June 7 @diduknowcanada http://bit.ly/jmnyJi

Giveaway open to our Canadian readers, closes June 7 at 9:00pm EST. You must leave an email address so I have a way to contact you in the event that you win. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be chosen in their place.

Disclosure: We received a copy of Rough Guide to Canada to review.

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  1. I'd like to take my kids camping in Northern Ontario. My parents used to take me when I was little but I haven't done that with my own gang yet.
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  3. Liked DK Canada on Facebook @Karen F
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  8. I'd love to do some back country camping in the Rockies.

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  9. Adventure is what we like out here in the Cariboo !!! An easy way to find it would be fabulous !!! gina.myhill@gmail.com

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  11. Have spent many trips canoeing in Algonquin Park, portaging and setting up different site each night. Wonderful.
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  13. Hiked Mt.Robson many years ago... Berg Lake is 22 km up, but well worth the effort - beautiful, peaceful, and high enough in elevation to be bug free!

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  14. we use to go on family hikes all the time when I was younger, and camping a lot.
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  22. I used to go camping all the time. We would go on the nature hikes through the woods.

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  29. starting this year, i will be spending a week up north with nothing but a survival kit, which includes, a boot knife, a hand saw, a whetstone, a flint block, couple of rations, and couple of water bottles. and just survive off the land. i have done a lot of research into wildlife, plants, and trees, and other things like fire making, raft making, and shelter building. i think it should be fun :)

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  31. I'd love to go portaging in Algonquin Park!

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  32. following on twitter and tweeted about the contest. nikkialeta at hotmail dot com

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  33. I wanna dogsled outside so badly. That's the big outdoor adventure I want. <3

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  35. Liked DK Canada on FB.


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  39. I would explore Canada's North! Especially some of the National Parks I've been researching in Nunavut and the Yukon (next up NWT!). They seem like absolutely amazing places, would just need to travel with someone experienced as I'm not the biggest outdoor adventure type... yet!

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  41. Florence c
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  42. I'd love to explore the parks in Alberta around Banff and Jasper.
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  43. I follow @roughguidescan on Twitter - @jentamar.
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  44. I like DK Canada on facebook - Jen Tam.
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  45. I follow @diduknowcanada on Twitter -- @jentamar.
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  50. Several years ago, we went for a weekend of white water rafting. It was the most exciting two days I could ever imagine. We camped out in the woods overnight and the experience was incredible. We had a great group of people to go with, the guides were well trained and it is something we would like to do again.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

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  51. I am following @roughguidescan on Twitter.

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  52. I am a fan of DK Canada on Facebook.

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  53. I am following your blog publically on Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod.

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  54. I am following you on Twitter. My Twitter ID is @bullittmilner.

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  55. I am a fan of yours on Facebook. My Facebook ID is Pauline Milner Pike.

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  56. I tweeted about your giveaway today:

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  65. We canoe and do a lot of camping. We love the outdoors and love adventures! I look forward to many, many adventures with our 2.5 year old grandson, Gavin. Every adventure is better when Gav is involved!

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  73. i would love to go skiing in whistler.
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  74. i Follow @roughguidescan on Twitter
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  75. Liked DK Canada on Facebook
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  81. We had many outdoor adventures on a recent trip to Costa Rica - for example, hiking the cloud forests and ziplining at Mount Arenal! Gorgeous country and amazing trip!

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  82. Follow @roughguidescan on Twitter (@managertomom)

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  83. Like DK Canada on FB (Kristy AC)

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  89. Did the Tree Top Trek at Horseshoe Valley. That was a fun adventure.
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  90. Went camping up near the Arctic watershed at Wakami Lake years ago. Great tent site right by the water, and tons of wildlife. Couldn't sleep the first night because of so much noise from critters and animals walking around the tent. The next day we saw bear claw marks all over one of the nearby trees...and shortly later saw a mother black bear and her cub disappear into the distant trees. Amazing, but somewhat scary!

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  110. I travelled through Greece on my own with the help of a guide book; given that I didn't know any Greek now when I look back on it I'm amazed how I managed.
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  112. I'd like to go white water rafting and camp out near the mountains.

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  113. I Follow @roughguidescan on Twitter-ChristineD22

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  115. I Follow Did you know Canada on GFC-Christine Davis

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  118. My husband and I go on motorcycle adventures all the time.

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  119. Like DK Canada on FB

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  120. Like Did You Know Canada on FB

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  123. staceyg13@hotmail.comJune 6, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    Overnight hike up to Garibaldi, then hike up to Black Tusk the next day

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  127. One of my most memorable outdoor adventures was a hike almost straight up in Waterton Lakes National Park. Unforgettable!

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  130. i like dk books on twitter @beingtazim

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  131. the last comment i meant i like roughguides on twitter

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  132. i follow you on twitter @beingtazim

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