In May 1993, Up North was published. By that summer it was starting to appear on The Toronto Star’s list of national non-fiction best sellers. Thirty years later, we continue to receive stories of people who grew up with the book and loved it on their up north adventures, at the cottage, or their trip to the outhouse (yes, great bathroom reading). The updated and revised edition, The Complete Up North, remains in print and available online.
In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll publish fan mail, stories and contemporary nature sightings. It’s spring and the birds and blossoms are back. Now more than ever, we need to stay close to nature and respect and protect the ecosystems that keep us alive. We hope Up North can be a small part of your life-long enjoyment of and devotion to nature.