Synopses & Reviews
With its island-studded Inside Passage, towering fjords, open-ocean beaches, quaint villages and sparkling cities, the BC coast is known as one of the world's great maritime cruising destinations. What many travellers may not realize is that you don't need to own a yacht or go on a cruise ship to explore it. This indispensable book shows how you can use BC's world-class ferry and coastal road system to reach the coast's most spectacular places in the comfort of your family car. And for those who want to go farther, lace on your hiking boots, grab a paddle, hop aboard a floatplane, or switch into four-wheel-drive and head off into the back of beyond--there's a lot more than just road travel in this book.
Newly revised and updated in 2008, each chapter has simple, straightforward "getting there" directions, information on recreation opportunities and local must-sees and points of interest. To inspire readers along the way and help dream up new trips, the book includes anecdotes and facts on local plants, trees, wildlife and sea life--all infused with the enthusiasm of two writers whose love of the coast spills over onto every page.
Newly revised edition of a Harbour bestseller!
About the Author
is a long-time resident of BC and an inveterate coastal explorer. She holds a PhD in English literature for the University of British Columbia and is author of Paul Kane's Great Nor'west
and Exploring the BC Coast by Car
(with Allison Eaton).
Allison M. Eaton was born in the Netherlands but spent most of her life in Canada, earning a degree in communications from Simon Fraser University. When not kayaking coastal nooks and crannies, she works as an international investment banking executive.