From the creators of CBC radio's This is That; Pat Kelly, Chris Kelly and Peter Oldring. From CBC Radio's most beloved satirical comedy team comes This is That: Travel Guide to Canada, a hilariously outrageous parody of the travel guide genre and what it means to visit Canada. Searching for a weekend away with the kids? This is That: Travel Guide to Canada will teach you how to navigate the twelve petting zoos of Etobicoke and how to avoid pickpockets in Kamloops. Planning your summer holiday? Keep in mind that the city of Brandon, Manitoba, is closed for annual maintenance between July 12 and August 19 and that tipping your server in Swift Current is offensive. Presented in the familiar casing of a traditional travel guidebook, à la Lonely Planet or Rough Guide, This is That: Travel Guide to Canada takes readers on a farcical - and unbelievable - journey from coast to coast to coast to coast to coast. This faux guide also includes essential travel tips, such as useful Canadian phrases to locate the bathroom, best places to portage, and most spectacular malls above sea level.
This guide aims to help those unaccustomed to life in Canada discover the majesty of what the Internet calls:
“One of North America’s Top Three Must-Visit Nations."
Measures 5.25 x 8" / 142 pages / Paperback
Distributed by Raincoast Books from Richmond, British Columbia.
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All you need is glue to finish your DIY Paper Kit and you can get it here!
Recommended by the maker (Low Poly Crafts).
Bottle is 4 fl oz (118 mL).
Warning: This is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of young children.
Supplied by Low Poly Crafts in Ottawa, Ontario.
This Ottawa-Gatineau Word Map Postcard is a mini version of the Ottawa-Gatineau typographic map print. It shows the landmarks and neighbourhoods of the National Capital Region - including the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, Lowertown, Hintonburg, Hull, Old Ottawa South, etc.
The perfect local memento to send loved ones far away!
Dimensions: 4" x 6"
Made by Alexandre Laquerre in Ottawa, Ontario.
You can represent your hood with one of these cool satin finish stickers. Each one inspired by the old 1950s Ottawa Acorn Street Name Signs.
Sticker measurement approx 4" x 2"
Made by Damn Fine Prints in Ottawa, Ontario.
"Ottawa Rewind: A Book of Curios And Mysteries" is as much a mystery as a history book. Whimsical and researched, it is the creative work of a restless and curios mind.
Andrew King is an artist, cartoonist and detective. The detective part doesn’t get mentioned often, but Andrew is a history sleuth, someone who loves to solve historical mysteries. Where exactly is the first house built in Ottawa? Was there really a nuclear reactor once at Tunney’s Pasture? And what in the world happened to Ottawa’s once famous tiki bar at the Talisman Inn?
Andrew has been seeking answers to questions like these since launching the popular website Ottawa Rewind in 2013. In Ottawa Rewind Andrew has set out to find the location of shipwrecks in the Ottawa River, the playboy bunnies that once worked the Riverside Hotel in Vanier and every last Free Mason or Knight Templar symbol built into Canada’s Parliament Buildings.
Measures 6" x 9" / 137 pages
Author: Andrew King
Distributed by Ottawa Press and Publishing in Ottawa, ON.
Hold your place in the book you're reading with an adorable stamped spoon bookmark!
These antique, upcycled tea spoons have been hand-stamped, bent and made new again.
Made by Infinite Purpose Jewelry in Ottawa, Ontario.
Because this item is handcrafted, slight variations are to be expected and admired.
A is for Arctic, B is for Beaver, C is for... Canada! What better way to learn the alphabet than with this gorgeous, colourful book. This book pairs perfectly with the Canada 123 book.
Measures 22 cm x 22cm x 2 cm, 30 pages
Made by Paul Covello, an illustrator and designer from Toronto, Ontario.
This postcard features the perfect poutine (la poutine parfaite)! The beautiful old-school design shows the three simple ingredients that make it so delicious: crispy french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. Are you hungry? I'm hungry.
Postcard size: 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm)
Made by Whaaat? Studio in Ottawa, Ontario.
Show someone you're thinking of them by sending them a "You're Great" postcard! You're GREAT. Get it? It features a beautiful vintage map of the Great Lakes in the background.
All postcards are hand printed by Kid Icarus in Toronto, Ontario.