Do you need a list of Canadian travel book publishers? We’ve selected 10 of the best and featured them below.
Dundurn Press is a book publisher based in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. Established in 1972, the publisher has behind award-winning books that have been the recipients of notable awards including the Hamilton Literary Award, Toronto Book Award, and the Donner Prize.
Look to Dundurn Press for books on politics, sports, travel, and health, among many other genres. Their published works include “Travels in the Shining Island” by Roger Burford Mason, “From Queenston to Kingston: The Hidden Heritage of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline” and “Rails to the Atlantic: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces” by Ron Brown.
Writers interested in submitting to Dundurn Press will be pleased to learn that they will be open to submissions in March 2022. For authors working on non-fiction books, please prepare a query letter and a sample of your book for submission. Please note that Dundurn Press is only able to accept submissions by Canadian residents or citizens.
Situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada, Arsenal Pulp Press is a publishing house that’s proud to support Canadian authors and literature. It has been recognized for its contribution to the Canadian publishing scene with multiple-year nominations for Small Press of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association.
Led by publisher Brian Lam and his talented team, Arsenal Pulp Press delivers Canada-centric books on history, travel, as well as social issues, including those surrounding the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities. They have published works like “Calgary: The Unknown City” by James Martin, “Ice and Fire” by Stephen Osborne, and “The World Is Moving Around Me” by Dany Laferriere.
Arsenal Pulp Press is happy to consider books non-fiction about regional topics, including travel books. They request writers to submit a book synopsis, a chapter outline, and a document indicating the author’s credentials or writing credits.
Heritage House is a book publisher that has been around since 1969 when founder Art Downs put down the foundation for this publishing house. Today, publisher Rodger Touchie continues to set the standard for this Canadian bookmaker, which looks to promote the history and nature of western Canada through the books it selects for publication.
Go to Heritage House for fiction and non-fiction books; from fiction for younger adults and early readers, to non-fiction books on travel, politics, and biographies, Heritage House is involved in publishing books from a wide range of topics. “Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest Heartland” by Liz Bryan, “Railway Nation: Tales of Canadian Pacific” by David Laurence Jones, and “Campfire Stories: From Coast to Coast” by Barbara Smith are a few titles they have published in the past.
Writers interested in submitting their manuscripts to Heritage House should know that Heritage House focuses mainly on Canadian authors who write books about western Canada. They ask for a book proposal package including a book proposal, sample chapters and an author’s bio.
Working off of the University of Alberta campus in the province of Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta Press was created in 1969 and has continued to live up to its reputation as a notable publisher of literary and scholarly literature. It continues to be operated by the University of Alberta’s Library and maintains a positive reputation across the country.
Go to the University of Alberta Press for books of poetry, on First Nations culture, travel, and history. Their portfolio includes titles like “We Have Never Lived On Earth” by Kasia Van Schaik, “Blue Portugal and Other Essays” by Theresa Kishkan and “Magnetic North” by Jenna Butler.
As the University of Alberta Press is passionate about promoting and supporting Canadian writers, they are unfortunately unable to consider submissions from international writers. They ask for writers to include a cover letter, table of contents and an author bio, among other details. They recommend writers send them their manuscript through Submittable.com.
5. ECW Press
Launched in 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, ECW Press is an independent book publisher with over 1,000 published books to its name. With published titles ranging from fiction and non-fiction books to books of poetry and others about sports and pop culture, this is a publishing house that has experience in publishing in multiple genres.
ECW Press’ content production extends to creating audiobooks, as an alternate format, and they have even translated their books into multiple different languages to increase accessibility. “Yankees in Canada” edited by James Doyle, “Roadshow: Landscape with Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle” by Neil Pearl, and “Secret Vancouver 2010: The Unique Guidebook to Vancouver’s Hidden Sites, Sounds and Tastes” by Alison Appelbe.
Authors who have a manuscript to submit to ECW Press should include a cover letter, author bio and a sample of roughly 15-25 pages for consideration.
Goose Lane Editions is a publisher working out of their offices in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada since 1954. Today, the organization is led by publisher Susanne Alexander and her team of publishing assistants and editors and provides authors with indexing and editorial services, in addition to publication opportunities for Canadian writers.
Take a look at Goose Lane Editions’ books, including fiction and poetry, non-fiction, such as travel books, and books on Indigenous culture and architecture. The publisher is proud to be behind books such as “The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney” by C. Ted Behne, “Wanderlust” by Laura Byrne Paquet, and “Back in 6 Years” by Tony Robinson-Smith.
The publisher mainly considers submissions from writers in Canada or Canadian writers who are currently residing outside of the country. Goose Lane Editions asks for submissions to be emailed to the company, and the manuscript attached as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. They would also like to see a synopsis of the book, a query letter, and a synopsis of the book.
Founded in 1970 by Jim Douglas and Scott McIntyre, Douglas & McIntyre is an award-winning publishing house that is located in Madeira Park, British Columbia, in Canada. The publisher has supported the publication of books that have gone on to win awards such as the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award.
Whether it is their non-fiction books on travel, food, or medicine, Douglas & McIntyre has produced something that all readers are bound to enjoy. Their published books include “Clouded Leopard: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire” by Wade Davis, “Nomad’s Hotel: Travels in Time and Space” by Cees Nooteboom, and “The World’s Most Travelled Man: A Twenty-Three-Year Odyssey To and Through Every Country On the Planet” by Mike Spencer Brown.
Writers should submit their manuscripts to this publisher through the Submittable link on their website. Be aware that they will not consider unsolicited submissions through email.
Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s, Newfoundland, Canada is home to Boulder Books, an independent publisher that has been operating since 2002. The publishing house has been recognized for being the Business of the year in 2021 at the Best of PCSP Awards and has published multiple award-winning books.
Look to Boulder Books for their carefully curated selection of published books on gardening, travel field guides, biographies, and children’s books. “Annie Goes To Oak Island” by Cyndi Bussey, and Raymond Johnson, “New On The Shelf: Hidden Newfoundland” by Scott Osmond, and “Tales From The Buccaneer Lodge” by Frank Leaman is a number of their published works.
Book submission packages should include a query letter and a small sample of the book (rather than the entire copy). The manuscript must be mailed with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for consideration.
Between The Lines Books is a book publisher that has been active since it was founded in 1977. Associated with the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Literary Press Group of Canada, the reputable company prides itself on publishing books that promote awareness of social issues surrounding the black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ communities.
Between The Lines Books has published books about education, family issues, technology and much more. “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World” by Annu Taranath, “Exile: Rejecting America and Finding the World” by Belen Fernandez, and “No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism” by Pamela Nowicka are a number of books they have published on travel.
Authors are welcome to submit their manuscripts to Between The Lines Books via email. Submissions should include your resume, sample chapter, an outline of the book and a query letter indicating the intent and target market of the book.
10. Red Deer Press
Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, Red Deer Press was created in 1975. Since its founding, it has been behind the publication of hundreds of books that have been recognized for their quality and excellent content, receiving awards like the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize and the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, among others.
The publisher has produced fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, as well as non-fiction books on history, fiction, drama and travel. Their portfolio includes “Hidden Canada: An Intimate Travelogue” by Norman Ravvin, “Historic Walks of Edmonton” by Kathryn Ivany, and “Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw” by Edward Willett.
Book submissions should be mailed to the publisher’s address indicated on their website. The company asks for packages to include an author bio, a sample of the manuscript, an overview or outline of the book, as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope.