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Canadian Field Guides

The Canadian Outdoor Equipment Co. carries field guides specific to Canada and Ontario. These field guides include: Mushrooms, Wild Edibles, Fish, Trees, Mammals, Wild Berries, Weather and more.
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About Field Guides

Field guides are invaluable for expanding knowledge about flora and fauna, and for identification and recognition of trees, plants, animals, birds, weather and more. Our Lone Pine Guides are region specific to Canada, feature full colour images, and are intuitively laid out to make looking up specimens quick and easy. We’ve all heard it before: “I saw some kind of bird, medium size, with white on it’s belly, black on its head and a red stripe swoop down it’s back - what was it?” - field guides provide definitive answers as to what exactly you did see, can be easily packed in on trips and expeditions.

Our Field Guides

We stock only the best in Field Guides so you can rest assured knowing you're COEC Equipped.
Edible & Medicinal Plants of Canada
Edible & Medicinal Plants of CanadaThroughout human history plants have provided us with food, clothing, medicine and shelter. Canada is a huge country with diverse habitats that are home to an incredible diversity of plant species that have helped native peoples and early settlers survive through the centuries.
Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada
Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern CanadaFormerly Mushrooms of Northeast North America, Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada contains all the same information, including full-colour photographic field guide to over 600 mushrooms and fungi of Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Northeastern USA. Spectacular photos and excellent species information combine to make this a must-have reference book. Includes notes on edibility.
Plants of Southern Ontario
Plants of Southern OntarioSouthern Ontario features some of the most diverse ecologies in the country, and includes 760 species in 138 plant families; trees, shrubs and woody vines, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, rushes and sedges, and ferns and fern allies.
Ontario Animal Tracks
Ontario Animal TracksOntario Animal Tracks will help you identify tracks of all shapes and sizes, from the Deer Mouse to the White-tailed Deer. This book is perfect for children, teachers, parents, backwoods explorers and naturalists.
Birds of Ontario
Birds of OntarioThis illustrated field guide helps readers identify, understand and appreciate the birds of Ontario. It contains full-colour illustrations and detailed descriptions of 318 species. Includes a glossary of terms and a birder's checklist.
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Rockies
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the RockiesThe Edible and Medical Plants of the Rockies depicts over 300 species of common trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, mosses and lichens and information on locating, harvesting, processing these plants that have been used by people from ancient times to the present from this unique alpine environment. This guide is 272 pages with more than 700 full colour photographs and illustrations.
Plants of Coastal British Columbia
Plants of Coastal British ColumbiaThis easy-to-use field guide covers covers the entire stretch of the British Columbia coast. Includes 794 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens that stretch from shoreline to alpine regions.
Mushrooms of Western Canada
Mushrooms of Western CanadaThe Guide to Mushrooms of Western Canada is a very comprehensive field guide covering the western side of North America from Alaska to northern California, and Saskatchewan and Montana to the Pacific Coast. This excellent field guide Includes scientific descriptions along with full colour illustrations exploring 550 species.
British Columbia Nature Guide
British Columbia Nature GuideLearn to identify 406 species that call British Columbia's diverse landscape home, with the British Columbia Nature Guide. With colour illustrations, range map, and cross references of each species.
Compact Guide to Ontario Birds
Compact Guide to Ontario BirdsOver 80 species of birds common to Ontario are featured in this easy-to-use introductory field guide. Colour illustrations and extensive natural history are featured in each two-page account.
Mammals of Canada
Mammals of CanadaThe mighty polar bear. The plucky beaver. The majestic caribou. These iconic animals are etched in our national consciousness (and on our coins), but they represent only a small fraction of the amazing variety of mammals found in Canada's wild.
Weather of Ontario
Weather of OntarioHere in Ontario, the weather can range from mild and wet in the south, to hot and humid in Toronto, to heavy flurries and cold in the north. Join acclaimed Ontario meteorologist Phil ''The Forecaster'' Chadwick as he explores this ever-fascinating subject.
Birds of Canada
Birds of CanadaA full colour, definitive guide book for the almost 500 bird species that call Canada home - ranging from warblers, to loons, to eagles to pelicans - all in one easier to use guide.
Butterflies of Ontario & Eastern Canada
Butterflies of Ontario & Eastern CanadaHave you ever seen a stunning butterfly and wondered what species it was? With this guide there will be no more guessing! Beautiful illustrations and succinct descriptions make it easy to learn and identify these beautiful creatures that call Eastern Canada and Ontario home.
Alberta Nature Guide
Alberta Nature Guide The Alberta Nature Guide covers the vast diversity of flora and fauna found in all corners of the province of Alberta. With colour illustrations, range map, and cross references of each species to help you to identify 411 species that call Alberta home.
Alpine Plants of British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest North America
Alpine Plants of British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest North AmericaDiscover the beautiful species of the fragile alpine ecosystem of British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest North America. Two of Canada’s most respected nature writers, Mackinnon and Pojar, have written a guide for over 500 species found in the alpine slopes and meadows of western Canada.
Ontario Nature Guide
Sold Out Ontario Nature GuideOntario Nature Guide covers the vast diversity of flora and fauna found all over Ontario, with info to help you to identify 382 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and ferns that call Ontario home.
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