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British Columbia Activities

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103 Hikes in Southwestern BC103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia
by Jack Bryceland, Mary MacAree and David MacAree.
May 2008, Paperback, 6th edition, 256 pages, (guidebook). In this new edition, the authors offer up the latest trail information and all-new maps to make route-finding easier, plus an expanded, more detailed index that helps hikers chose a trail that's appropriate for the season, the timeframe, and their level of fitness. Engagingly written, meticulously researched, and thoughtfully organized by area, it's the region's ultimate guide for trekking year-round.

Coastal Hikes: A Guide to West Coast Hiking in British ColumbiaCoastal Hikes: A Guide to West Coast Hiking in British Columbia and Washington State
by Philip Stone
Paperback, November 2007, 183 pages. Coastal Hikes describes in detail over a dozen hiking expeditions on the wilderness Pacific coast of North America. There are classic treks like the West Coast Trail and Cape Scott along with new information on the North Coast Trail, Hesquiat Peninsula, Tatchu Peninsula Sunshine Coast trail and others.. There are over 200 photographs and many highly detailed maps illustrating the hikes.

Frommer's Best Hiking Trips in British ColumbiaFrommer's Best Hiking Trips in British Columbia
by Christie Pashby (Author), Darlene West (Author), Chloe Ernst (Author), Anne Tempelman-Kluit (Author), Amanda Castleman (Author) and Andrew Hempstead (Author)Paperback, 1st edition, April 2009, 288 pages. Do more than explore the outdoors. This guide goes beyond the trails to let you discover the best of British Columbia's natural beauty. It leads you to nearby attractions, comfortable places to stay, and satisfying places to eat so you can enjoy the best of British Columbia's indoors and out.

109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland
by Mary Macaree and David Macaree
Paperback, July 2009, 6th edition, 272 pages. Featured in this enduringly popular guide are walks of four hours or less within Vancouver and its environs. There are routes for every taste, from ambles in alpine meadows on the North Shore to strolls along Burrard Inlet to walks in the Whistler corridor. Ten new walks take place in the emerging green spaces around metro Vancouver. Trail directions and maps have been completely updated to make route-finding easier and to highlight new features along the paths. Comprehensive indexes help walkers choose a route that's suitable for the season, and their fitness level and timeframe.

The Essential Guide to Fly Fishing in British ColumbiaThe Essential Guide to Fly Fishing in British Columbia
by Robert H. Jones (Editor) and Neil Cameron (Contributor)
Paperback, January 2003, 1st edition, 256 pages. In covering not just the hot spots but the hidden treasures of this fly-fishing paradise, these seven veteran anglers and noted writers reveal when to go, how to select winning destinations, which patterns are consistently most productive and much, much more. From remote wilderness settings to destinations suitable for family vacations, The Essential Guide to Fly Fishing in British Columbia covers them all and offers insider advice for anyone who's yearned to cast a fly.

Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume OneNorthern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One
by Laurel Archer
Paperback, 1st edition, November 2008, 304 pages. Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One covers numerous routes never documented in any publication before, including the Taku, Jennings, Omineca and Gataga rivers, among others, as well as more well-known favourites such as Fort Nelson and the Dease. The book provides paddlers of all types with a variety of river trips to choose from based on comprehensive and comparative information, as well as detailed and specific navigational notes to aid them along their chosen route.

Camping British ColumbiaCamping British Columbia
by Jayne Seagrave
Paperback, February 2009, 256 pages. This gem of a guidebook goes beyond detailed information, offering pragmatic advice from BCs camping expert. The sixth edition of her popular guidebook has been enhanced with even more helpful information aimed at making your camping experience memorable. New sections on camping with kids, green camping and campground security increase the practical value of Seagraves entertaining, first-hand accounts of camping in BCs provincial and national parks.

BC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas: Volume 1, British Columbia's South Coast and East Vancouver IslandBC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas: Volume 1, British Columbia's South Coast and East Vancouver Island
by John Kimantas
Spiral-bound, August 2007, 57 pages. BC Coastal Recreation, Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas, in two volumes, provides splashproof and manageably sized collections of detailed maps of British Columbia's shorelines. Numerous land-based features are identified, among them campsites and launch locations. These colorful books are ideal for kayakers who want a detailed overview in a format much easier to use than bulky charts. Recreational boaters will also appreciate the convenience of these maps.

BC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas: Volume 2BC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas: Volume 2, British Columbia's South Coast and East Vancouver Island
by John Kimantas
Spiral-bound, August 2007, 51 pages. BC Coastal Recreation, Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas, in two volumes, provides splashproof and manageably sized collections of detailed maps of British Columbia's shorelines. Numerous land-based features are identified, among them campsites and launch locations. These colorful books are ideal for kayakers who want a detailed overview in a format much easier to use than bulky charts. Recreational boaters will also appreciate the convenience of these maps.

Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski MountaineeringBackcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
by Martin Volken, Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler
Paperback, November 2007, 339 pages. Provides skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountains. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.

Mad Dogs and an EnglishwomanMad Dogs and an Englishwoman: Travels with Sled Dogs in Canada's Frozen North
by Polly Evans
Paperback, January 2009, 304 pages. In a pristine landscape patrolled by wolves and caribou, Polly takes her first bruising lessons in the art of mushing. But before the snows melt in spring, she hones her skills and becomes infatuated with this brutal, beautiful land where jagged gems of hoar frost glisten on the spruce boughs and the northern lights weave green and red across the skies. Above all, she discovers a deep affection for the loving, mischievous huskies who with such courage and enthusiasm escort her through the lone white trails of the unforgiving north.

Ski & Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb: Intermediate EditionSki & Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb: Intermediate Edition
by Brian Finestone and Kevin Hodder.


Ski and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb: Advanced/Expert EditionSki and Snowboard Guide to Whistler Blackcomb: Advanced/Expert Edition
by Brian Finestone and Kevin Hodder.


Trails of the Southern CaribooTrails of the Southern Cariboo
by Colin Campbell
Paperback, 2nd edition, May 2009, 144 pages. Surrounded by the historic remnants of the Gold Rush, with a tiny population and a huge landmass comprising a variety of sub regions and topographies, the south-central region of the British Columbia interior s trails have always been famous for great hiking. In Trails of the Southern Cariboo Second Edition, residents and tourists alike will learn about and experience both traditional hiking and cross-country ski trails of varying lengths and terrain. The diverse routes in this dynamic region include stunning meadow trails, occasional breathtaking scrambles and longer hikes.

The Whistler Book: All-Season Outdoor GuideThe Whistler Book: All-Season Outdoor Guide
by Jack Christie
Provides detailed descriptions on summer activities such as camping, hiking, paddling, rock-climbing, nature observation, fishing, walking, swimming, and mountain biking, and winter activities including skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, with detailed trail maps for all locations.

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