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  • ISBN: 9781553653080
  • Tags: Allan Casey, Nature & Environment, Travel & Adventure,
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25
  • Published On: 9/28/2009
  • 272 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781553658856
  • Tags: Allan Casey, Nature & Environment, Travel & Adventure,
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25
  • Published On: 1/31/2011
  • 272 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781926812151
  • Tags: Allan Casey, Nature & Environment, Travel & Adventure,

In this wry, sensual, and entertaining journey into the greatest lake country on earth, Allan Casey encounters cottagers, boat captains, marathon swimmers, Aboriginal fishery managers, hermits, and tourists. Through his sharply drawn characters, lively storytelling, and intimate evocation of wild beauty, he celebrates the rich culture and unsung splendor of Canada’s lakeland. Decrying reckless development in a paradise often taken for granted, Casey tempers evangelical outrage with deep compassion. Often humorous, always thought-provoking, Lakeland should find a place in every lakeside cottage, in the corner of every tent.

Nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Award and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, Lakeland was the recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2010.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. Also available in hardcover.

Allan Casey is an award-winning journalist whose writing and photography appear in major magazines and newspapers. He is the co-founder of, a national forum promoting responsible use of private property in natural areas. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.


"Lakeland takes readers on an enchanting and enlightening journey across Canada, exploring a quintessential element of the Canadian landscape and its very soul—lakeland. With his gentle, exquisite and sometimes playful prose, Allan Casey conveys a powerful message about the value of Canada’s lakes, introduces us to the people who cherish them, and offers both a celebration of and lament for these precious and oft-abused natural treasures." -GG Award's Non-Fiction Jury

"Casey writes clearly, offering historical and scientific information, and he writes with the heart of a poet." -Chronicle Herald

"Once I started the book, I could not put it down. Allan Casey’s love of lakes is infectious, and in many ways, it parallels my own. A long-term lover of lakes can see many of the things that professional scientists measure and quantify and can reach very similar conclusions." -Canadian Geographic