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Time Well Spent: Literary Locales

Special thanks to the team at Nimbus Publishing for sharing some fun ways to really get into a book with these local literary adventures. 



Sometimes a good read transports you to another place. An entire industry of literary tours has sprung up as a result, from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code to Peter Mayle’s A Year in Province to Frances Maye’s Under the Tuscan Sun.

These are great for grown-ups with the disposable income to travel abroad. But what about closer to home and for families? If your kids loved the book, why not go there literally?

 Anne of Green Gables has been a boon for tourism in PEI , bringing in readers from around the world, including the royal couple whose upcoming visit to the province was inspired by the red-headed Canadian icon.

In Halifax Harbour, we’ve got Theodore Tugboat tours straight out of the TV series and our line of Theodore Too books.

Local writer Jo Ann Yhard loves to immerse the reader in her settings such as those featured in her latest book Lost on Brier Island  or in the Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines . From now until July 28, you can enter to win  a family pass from Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises plus $100 spending money.

 For older kids, why not check out a ghost walk? There are plenty of them in Halifax and across the province. You can also use your Maritime Monsters field guide to track down creepy critters.

Or make your own adventure. There are plenty of stories to choose from for all ages and from different parts of the East Coast. If you’re on Twitter, use the #eastcoastreads hashtag to share your fave reads and suggestions including literary locales. You could even win a book from Nimbus Publishing, drawn at random each week. Until then, check out these 7 tips to keep kids reading all summer.


Nimbus Publishing is the largest English-language publisher east of Toronto. They produce some of the best books on Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland with more than thirty new titles a year on a range of subjects.