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44 BEST Books Set in Canada To Take You There

Last Updated on November 25, 2023 by Louisa

I love traveling, and one of the best ways to really get an understanding of a place is to read a book set in that country.

Canada has always been a country that has marveled me; the mountains, the glaciers, the wildlife, and not to mention the warm hospitality. 

When I’m reading a book set in Canada, it transforms me into a country that has so much to admire.

Known for its wilderness, endless forests, and wild hiking trails, as well as quaint urban areas – there is no telling that Canada makes for an EPIC setting for a novel.

But which is the best Canadian novel? In this guide, I have selected my favorite novels set in Canada so you can be transformed into this epic country as well.

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Bestselling Canadian Books

I start my list with the bestselling books set in Canada because of course these would be the best – they are not bestsellers for no reason, right? 

These books offer the best stories, the most poetic literature, and some insightful Canadian quotes to inspire you to live life a little more Canadian…


1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

You may have heard of the award-winning and best-selling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, even if you’re not from Canada. It is considered a modern classic with a timeless impact.

The story is set in a world where environmental disasters have led to declining birth rates, ultimately resulting in a civil war.

The nation of Gilead, a totalitarian regime, rises to power and enslaves the remaining fertile women to bear children for the commanders, known as handmaids.

Offred is one of the handmaids, forced to live without her husband and children and relying only on memories to cope with each day. Her life is a dark and suspenseful tale with an unsettling twist.

2. The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline

The Marrow Thieves is a Canadian novel that has so many awards, it is no wonder it is a best seller in Canada.

This novel is a chilling tale with an adventure-packed storyline and coming-of-age elements.

After humanity is nearly destroyed due to the effects of global warming, the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering the ability to dream.

In this dark, dystopian future, Frenchie and his friends must make their way North to the old lands, whilst struggling to survive and finding a way to defeat the bone marrow thieves.

3. All the Devils Are Here – Louise Penny

This New York Times best-selling takes the reader on a sinister journey through a murder plot turned into a family mystery full of suspense and action.

It follows the journey of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his wife Raine-Marie who travel from Canada to Paris for the birth of a new grandchild.

After Armand’s billionaire godfather, Stephen Horowitz, was deliberately hit by a car and left in a coma, the family uncover a world of family secrets and no longer knows who they can trust.

While this novel may be set in Paris, Louise Penny is an award-winning Canadian author who writes so beautifully and creates a plot so gripping I couldn’t leave it off my list!

4. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act – Bob Joseph

For any Canadian, this book is an incredibly important read. The Indian Act is a law that is still in force in Canada, which restricts the human rights of people born of Indian heritage.

It also not allowing them the right to practice religious ceremonies or hire lawyers, as a couple of examples.

Bob Joseph writes about what the law actually is and how it has destroyed the lives of many Indian families in Canada, who have lived peacefully in the country for generations.

While this is merely an introduction to the problem, it is a vital resource for Canadians who want to understand their history in order to contribute to the reconciliation of the country.

5. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz – Mordecai Richler

Duddy is a third-generation Jewish immigrant in Montreal. From a young age, Duddy Kravitz, burgeoning obsession with power and money, has been on a quest to secure his ultimate goal – to purchase land.

Duddy is an immoral, scheming liar, who is also completely hilarious. From days tormenting teachers at the Jewish academy to his time hustling four jobs at once, Duddy learns about living.

As Dubby learns about love, money, and politics, we can all relate to the premise of this story – that there should always be a little laughter in life.

6. The Glass Hotel – Emily St. John Mandel


Vincent is a bartender at the 5-star hotel on Vancouver Island, Hotel Caiette.

After meeting a billionaire who she poses as his wife, the billionaire’s company turns out to be nothing more than a sham. But years later, a victim of fraud is hired to investigate a missing woman.

Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel is a captivating story set in Vancouver that tells a tale of greed, guilt, passion, delusion, and survival.

One of the reasons I love this book is that it portrays a very detailed picture of hidden landscapes around Vancouver, such as homeless campgrounds, underground electronica clubs, behind the scenes of luxury hotels, and what it’s like to live life in federal prison.

7. Son of a Trickster (The Trickster Trilogy Book 1) – Eden Robinson

Jared is a burnout teenager who smokes too much weed and drinks too much booze. While he has his flaws, his mother is a mess, who is often drunk and wielding some kind of weapon.

Jared is a teenager who had to grow up too fast. He couldn’t count on his mom to stay sober, nor rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter.

Jared has no choice but to stabilize his family. But he struggles to keep everything afloat…and sometimes he blacks out… sometimes ravens speak to him.

This story has been described as Harry Potter meets Catcher in the Rye, it’s a coming-of-age story, featuring scenes where Jared’s drug-induced hallucinations get increasingly potent and long-lasting.

Eventually, it is hard to distinguish between reality and magic.

8. Hatchet – Gary Paulsen

The recipient of numerous awards, this Canadian novel recounts the tale of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, who learns about his mother’s infidelity and boards a single-engine plane to meet his father for the first time since the divorce.

Unfortunately, the plane crashes, killing the pilot and leaving Brian as the only survivor.

Stranded alone in the Canadian wilderness with limited resources, he has nothing but his clothes, a windbreaker, and a hatchet gifted to him by his mother.

Overwhelmed with despair at first, Brian gradually learns to rely on himself by developing survival skills: building a shelter, hunting, fishing, foraging, starting a fire, and enduring a tornado that nearly destroyed his makeshift home.

After spending 54 days braving the wilderness alone, Brian is eventually rescued, having matured and changed due to his experience in the wild.

Related Reading: Books Like Hatchet

The Best Fiction Books Set in Canada

If you’re looking for a gripping story that leaves you hanging on until the very end, then these fiction novels set in Canada are a real page-turner.

9. White Fang – Jack London

Probably one of Jack London’s most famous works, second to “Call of the Wild,” is the story of White Fang.

White Fang is the story of a wolf-dog that is rescued from its brutal owner and after patience and kindness from Weedon Scott, the new owner, gradually becomes domesticated.

White Fang eventually defends Scott’s father from attack by an escaped convict.

This is the story of how love begets love. It tells of how a violent, morose, and suspicious wolf-dog can learn to love after receiving it from its master.

10. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams – Wayne Johnston

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic tale of passion and ambition, following the journey of Joey Smallwood, a man who rises out of poverty to become New Foundland’s first premier.

It also follows Sheilagh Fielding, who gives up her father’s wealth to pursue a career as a columnist and writer.

Set in Newfoundland, Canada, Wayne Johnston’s masterful novel is not only funny but historical and captivating.

11. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town – Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock writes a collection of short stories, set in the fictional and yet charming town of “Mariposa,” along the shore of Lake Wissanotti.

The stories feature colorful characters engrossed in the comings and goings of small-town life. 

While Mariposa is a fictional place, it is based on around 70-80 small towns in Canada, where the residents are based on characters that he once knew.

Each tale is humourous, heart-warming, and endearing.

12. No Great Mischief – Alistair MacLeod

Many years after the MacDonalds forebears went into exile, the family still face unmitigated hardships and cruelties of life.

Alexander, who was orphaned as a child by a horrific tragedy, has managed to gain some success in the world.

But, like all his family, Alexander is held by a family history that he can’t shake off.

Through these lovingly recounted stories, both hilarious at times and heartbreakingly tragic, we learn what it really means to call one their family.

13. Cape Breton Road – Dr. MacDonald

Innis Corbett was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, but moved to Boston with his parents.

After his father was killed in a driving accident, his mother turns to drink. After a series of car thefts, Innis is deported back to Canada to live with his Uncle Starr in the harsh and beautiful landscape that both absorbs and challenges him. 

He takes solace in the wild, forested woods, where he devises a plan to grow marijuana. Eventually, a former flight attendant enters his household, beginning a string of entanglement that leads to suspicion, jealousy, and violence. 

Cape Breton Road is an incredible novel set in Canada that paints a picture of the stunning landscape, as well as tells a captivating story of tragedy and despair.

14. Crow Lake – Mary Lawson

Perhaps one of the lesser-known books on my list, but one that has captured the eyes of many after winning the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2003.

Crow Lake is the debut novel by Mary Lawson, a Canadian-born author who lives in the UK. This fantastic novel is set in Northern Ontario, in a fictional town called Crow Lake.

After four children are orphaned after their parents were killed in a traffic accident, Kate, the second-youngest orphan, narrates the novel, telling a story of the family’s financial and emotional troubles as they grow up.

Although this novel is classed as fiction, it also engages elements of historical fiction, as Kate gathers stories about the history of her family and other families in the community.

If you’re travelling through the Bruce Peninsula and Ontario, you’ll love this book.

15. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett, an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life.

While there is no essential plot to this book, what makes it an award-winning novel is how Daisy vividly describes her life.

Carol Shields’s words are elegantly put together, telling a simple story of a woman reminiscing on her earliest memories of her adoptive mother all the way through to her awareness of impending death.

While some find this novel a little difficult to read, it is a classic literature novel, meaning it is not meant to be read in one day but savored like a fine wine. Take your time reading this novel, savor the words, let it all sink in, and enjoy.

16. Lives of Girls and Women – Alice Munro

Another fictional autobiography novel set in Canada, is the award-winning tale, The Love of a Good Woman, which chronicles a young girl’s life growing up in rural Ontario in the 1940s.

Del Jordan lives on her father’s fox farm, where her most frequent companions are a family friend and her younger brother.

When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women for the first time.

Through these female mentors and her own encounters with intimacy, birth, and death, Del explores the highs and lows of womanhood.

This novel is a powerful, moving, and humorous depiction of the lives of girls and women in small-towns in Canada.

17. The Break – Katherena Vermette

The Break is another award-winning book set in Canada, which tells a stunning and heartbreaking tale about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family who is shaken by a shocking crime in Winnipeg’s North End.

When Stella, a young Métis mother, spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren and isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police.

In this debut novel by Katherena Vermette, the story navigates through a series of shifting narratives, sharing the perspectives of people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim, each having their own personal story leading up to that fateful night.

18. The Blue Castle L.M. Montgomery

From the author of Anne of Green Gables is an unforgettable tale of romance and courage. The Blue Castle is about 29-year-old Valancy Stirling who spent her whole life in a quiet street, fearing her domineering mother and aunt.

One day, she’s had enough. She finally has the courage to stand up for herself, to say and do as she pleases. Her family thinks she’s mad, but soon she discovers that life has more surprises and adventure than she had ever dreamed of.

One day, she meets her one true love, the real-life Blue Castle that she had only ever dreamed about before…

The Best of Non-Fiction Books Set in Canada

Canada has an incredible culture and history, and some fantastic authors who can tell it like no other. These are my personal favourite non-fiction books set in Canada.

19. From the Ashes – Jesse Thistle

Jesse Thistle tells the story of how he and his two brothers were cut off from everything they knew when they were placed into foster care with their paternal grandparents.

The children had no easy upbringing, often clashing with their grandparent’s tough-love attitude, and the haunting past of his drug-addicted father seemed to creep upon them.

This is a true story of how Jesse turned to drug addiction and petty theft, resulting in more than a decade of homelessness.

While facing struggles that the common person could never understand, he managed to turn his life around and rebuild his life. This beautiful memoir is full of hope, sorrow, passion, and courage.

20. Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves – Farley Mowat

More than 50 years ago, the Canadian Wildlife Service assigned naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate why wolves were killing arctic caribou.

Mowat spent the summer living in the frozen tundra, alone, studying the wolf population there.

He developed a deep affection for the animals and found they were of no threat to caribou or man.

He also met the remarkable people of the Ihalmiut (“People of the Deer”), where he describes his account of the time he spent with the wolves, and of the myths and magic they bring to the land.

21. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Col. Chris Hadfield

Have you ever wanted to venture into space? Colonel Chris Hadfield had spent decades training to be an astronaut and logged nearly 4000 hours in space.

During his time in space, he had broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft.

This gripping account of life in space tells of how the unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA had prepared him for his success and survival in space.

22. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir – Samra Habib

Samra Habib, an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, has spent most of her life facing threats from Islamic extremists who believe her sexuality to be blasphemous.

In this novel, Samra talks about how she has searched for the safety to be herself, knowing that revealing her identity could put her in grave danger.

After her family came to Canada as refugees, Samra encountered another host of challenges: bullies, racism, the threat of poverty, and an arranged marriage.

Backed into a corner, her creative, feminist spirit became her demise.

In this memoir, she tells of her exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality. For anyone who has struggled to find their place in society, We Have Always Been Here is a must-read for anyone who needs to find their strength.

23. A House in the Sky – Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout tells the story of her fifteen-month abduction in Somalia in the New York Times bestselling memoir, A House in the Sky.

It talks of how her curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity. As a seasoned traveler, who backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, India, Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. 

In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq, she started a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia, deemed the most dangerous place on earth.

On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. After 15 months, she finally escaped a violent household and tells her tale in this gripping book.

This is a book about travel and self discovery, as well as the thrilling truth of the darkest times in her life.

24. All Together Now: A Newfoundlander’s Life Tales for Heavy Times – Alan Doyle

All Together Now is Alan Doyle’s humourous account of living life through the pandemic.

Hailed as “a gathering in book form”, Doyle’s memoir tells of adventures in foreign lands, his history of social drinking, and heartwarming reminiscences from childhood.

If you’re looking for a novel to put a smile on your face in isolation, this would be it.

The Best Historical Fiction Books Set in Canada

If you’re a fan of historical fiction, then these historical fiction novels set in Canada will not only educate you but tell you a story that will have you hooked from start to finish.

25. The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill

The Book of Negroes is a fascinating historical fiction novel by Canadian novelist, Lawrence Hill.

It tells of one woman’s journey through the slave trade, detailing how she was taken from her village as a teenager in Africa and on a sea voyage to America.

Much later, she returns back to Africa and then to the UK. She talks of her love for her husband, whom she only sees a few times in her life, and of how her children were taken from her.

She teaches herself to read and write and became useful to the British faction that was trying to put an end to the slave trade.

26. Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden

Three Day Road invites the reader into life in the trenches of WWI. Boyden’s ability to describe the misery and discomfort that the soldiers went through during this cold war.

Through the eyes of Xavier and his friend Elijah, who both enlisted to fight in a Canadian regiment, Xavier and Elijah use the knowledge they have learned from years of living in the Canadian bush to survive the horrendous conditions.

Each chapter alternates from the perspective of Xavier and his Aunt Niska, A Cree medicine woman who wishes to heal Xavier’s mind and body. It is a serious and powerful Canadian book that reinforces the price young men face in war.

27. As for Me and My House – Sinclair Ross

This Canadian novel from 1914 takes place in the town of Horizon, where an unnamed diarist paints a vivid picture of prairie life in the Depression-era.

The story is profound, complex, and evocative, telling the story of the domestic life of the Bentleys, who have come to a small, isolated Saskatchewan farm, where Philip Bentley has taken on the role of being the town’s new minister.

The story is told through his wife, and details their life.

It has been hailed as one of Canada’s greatest novels and a landmark in modern fiction.

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28. The Tin Flute – Gabrielle Roy

Gabrielle Roy’s first novel, The Tin Flute, is classic Canadian fiction. This moving story follows the journey of a family in the Saint-Henri slums of Montreal, their struggles to overcome poverty and ignorance, and their search for love.

Written with grace and tenderness, telling a story of sacrifice and survival during the Second World War, The Tin Flute is a piece of literature worthy of the prizes it has won – the Governor General’s Award and the Prix Fémina of France.

The novel was made into a motion picture in 1983.

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29. The Wars – Timothy Findley

Yet another World War II novel set in Canada and Europe is The Wars.

Timothy Findley tells the story of Robert Ross, a Canadian officer living in the nightmare world of World War I trenches, which are riddled with mud, smoke, chlorine gas, and rotting corpses.

Ross begins as a simple and naive young adult in Canada and ends as a mad and misunderstood soldier in Europe.

In a world gone mad, Ross performs a last desperate act to declare his commitment to living.

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The Best YA Books Set in Canada

For young adults looking for their next read, these YA novels set in Canada are the best of both coming-of-age fiction and incredible fantasy tales.

30. Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery

This beautiful graphic novel was written as young adult fiction, but can easily be enjoyed by adults of all ages.

This treasured classic book set in Canada has been loved by many children growing up in Canada and is a timeless classic.

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan for the purpose of helping on the farm, they have no idea what delightful adventures await them.

Anne Shirley is a charismatic 11-year-old girl with flame-red hair and unstoppable imagination.

This is the story of love and acceptance and inspired the Netflix series Anne With an E.

31. Bitten – Kelley Armstrong

Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf, and she’s tired of spending her life in hiding and protecting the human race from rogue werewolves.

So she leaves the Pack and returns to Toronto where she tries to live a normal life as a human. Only when the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, her life is once again turned upside down.

Will she ever be free of the Pack and be able to live a normal life as a human? Only one way to find out.

32. The Space Between – Michelle L. Teichman

Harper Isabelle is a popular girl with a normal life until she meets Sarah Jamieson, a reclusive artist and a loner who wears black makeup.

Harper becomes fascinated with her, and Sarah isn’t used to people looking her way, especially popular girls.

When Sarah finds her feelings towards Harper may be more than friendship, she is afraid to take the plunge and tell her how she feels.

This is the story of two emotional young women who come to terms with who they are and what they cannot live without.

33. Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy) – Margaret Atwood

Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was hit by a catastrophic plague, is struggling to survive in a world as possibly the last human. He mourns for the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful Oryx whom they both loved.

In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey with the help of the Children of Crake. Set in the Canadian wilderness that was once a great city, this is the story of how humanity prevails during the darkest of times.

Margaret Atwood’s epic novel paints a picture of a future that is both familiar and beyond our imagination.

34. Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks – Nathan Burgoine

Cole is a freak. A kid was abducted by old Ms Easton when he was four. At seventeen, he has an exit plan, to make it through school.

One day he opens the front door of the school and finds himself eighty kilometers away, hand holding onto the door of a museum that he was just thinking about.

Could Cole be more deluded than old Ms Easton? Or has he just teleported?

Now every door is an accident waiting to happen — especially when Cole thinks about Malik, his crush, who, as it happens, has a glass door on his shower.

Cole is running out of excuses and places to hide. This is a gripping and hilarious coming-of-age novel set in Canada.

35. The Agony of Bun O’Keefe – Heather Smith

In 1986, in Newfoundland, fourteen-year-old Bun O’Keefe lives a solitary life in an unsafe and unsanitary house.

Her mother is a compulsive hoarder, and Bun has very little contact with the world outside. What she has learned about life, has come from random books and old VHS tapes her mother brings home.

Bun and her mother rarely speak, and one day Bun’s mother tells her to leave – so she does.

Hitchhiking out of town, Bun ends up on the streets of St. John’s, Newfoundland. She meets a Busker Boy, who takes her in, and they live in a house with an eclectic group of characters.

Through her experiences with her new friends, she learns that the world beyond the walls of her mother’s house is not what she thought it to be, and discovers the joy of being part of a new family of friends.

36. Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life – Bryan Lee O’Malley

You may or may not have seen the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, but if you have, you should know that the movie was based on the Canadian novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life is the first graphic novel of the series, and it details the coming of age story of a boy, 23-years-old, dating a high schooler and playing in a rock band, who then becomes obsessed with a rollerskating girl named Ramona Flowers, who has seven deadly ex-boyfriends.

Scott must defeat the seven deadly boyfriends in order to date the girl he most desires.

The Best of Romance Novels Set in Canada

If you’re looking for a romantic book set in Canada, you’ll love these romantic novels. Whether you’re looking for a timeless classic or popular modern rom-com, there’s something for everyone on this list.

37. The Shipping News – Annie Proulx

The Shipping News is a story that follows a misfit named Quoyle. A child raised by a harsh and critical father, who was bullied by his brothers, victimized by his wife, and exploited by the newspaper where he worked.

After his friend moved away, he managed to get him a job working for a paper in Newfoundland.

He settles into his job and slowly makes friends, meets a woman who is more aligned with him, and grows as a father. This is a heartwarming tale of redemption and overcoming obstacles.

38. The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is best known for her bestselling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, but The Edible Woman was her first novel was The Edible Woman, which is both hilariously funny and dark and twisted.

This Booker Prize winning novel tells the story of an “abnormal” woman called Marian McAlpin, who recently graduated from University. She begins working at a market research firm and enjoys partying with her boyfriend, Peter.

When Peter offers his hand in marriage, things start to get weird.

She suddenly finds that she is unable to eat meat. As time passes, she finds she can’t stomach any other type of food, until one day, there’s nothing left to eat.

She begins to alienate herself, until one day, she can’t take much more…

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39. New Girl in Little Cove – Damhnait Monoghan

Set in the small fishing village of Little Cove, Newfoundland, the local school seek to find a new French Teacher after she runs off with a priest.

They want someone who can uphold their Catholic beliefs and keep a motley crew of unwilling students in check.

The position is filled by mainlander Rachel O’Brien—who is technically a Catholic and technically a teacher, but desperate to leave her current mess of life. 

She isn’t surprised that her students don’t see the value of learning French, but they certainly don’t try to make her feel welcome.

This is a story full of humour, romance, and quirky characters. It is charming and delightful, and a really easy read book set in France and Canada.

40. Beautiful Losers – Leonard Cohen

Beautiful Losers was hailed as one of the best experimental novels of the 60s. Set in a hellish apartment in Montreal, a bereaved narrator talks of his relations with the dead.

Two men and a woman connect and betray one another again and again. There are scenes of the strangest occurrences, some convoluted pieces of literature, and many shocking scenes that leave you in awe of Cohen’s literacy skills.

First published in 1966, Beautiful Losers is funny, harrowing, and fiercely moving. It is classic literature at its finest, telling a story of erotic tragedy, beautifully written and exhilarating for its risky bridge between sexuality and faith.

41. In The Skin of a Lion – Michael Ondaatje

The Skin of a Lion is a stunning Canadian novel that bridges the boundary between history and myth.

It tells the tale of Patrick Lewis, who arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns a living as an investigator, searching for a vanished millionaire.

In the course of his adventures, Patrick’s life intersects with those of characters who Ondaatje fans will remember from the Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient.

42. First in (The Mixed Six Series) – Danika Bloom

This is a steamy, contemporary romance novel set in Canada, detailing the life of 24-year-old Sophie Beaulieu, who becomes the first paid chief of the Lily Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

When an arrogant and hot career firefighter rolls into town wearing the new chief’s helmet, Sophie is shocked and angry.

Nick West is convinced this small-town job is his ticket to a big promotion in the city. Nick’s been an outsider all his life, and no feisty woman is going to stop him.

As the competition rages, the sparks begin to fly, but will their romantic fling be extinguished by their career-driven egos?

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43. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me – Mariana Zapata

Vanessa Mazur is an assistant and housekeeper to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization, but one day she plans to leave.

When Aiden Graves shows up at her door asking her to come back, she’s shocked.

The NFL star Aiden, also known as ‘The Wall of Winnipeg,’ would not speak to Vanessa for two years, but after she’s gone, finds he needs her more than he thought he did.

This is a tale of a budding romance, as their chemistry aligns and their feelings for each other blossom. It’s a slow read, but it’s a beautiful story. 

44. Amber Eyes (In Their Eyes Series) – Gabbi Black

Gage Clayton is a school Principal who still grieves the death of his wife, and his submissive, yet he can’t ignore his dominant urges.

He ventures to Club Kink, and is immediately drawn to a newly released submissive, Rielle Reid, with an intriguing proposition and the most captivating amber eyes.

However, she has a disturbing amount of baggage and her expectations prove to be a challenge for Clayton, forcing him to make a commitment he wasn’t ready for.

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Final Words on Best Books Set in Canada 

If you are looking for a good book set in Canada, you’re not short of options.

I hope that this list is a great place to start finding the perfect Canadian book for your next read.

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About Louisa Smith

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Louisa is the Founder, Editor, and Head Honcho of Epic Book Society. She was born and raised in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a degree in Journalism. Louisa began her writing career at the age of 7 when her poetry was published in an anthology of poems to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Upon graduating university, she spent several years working as a journalist writing about books before transitioning to become a Primary School Teacher. Louisa loves all genres of books, but her favorites are Sci-Fi, Romance, Fantasy, and Young Adult Fiction. Read more Louisa's story here.

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