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British Columbia
 
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Skea Kayaing Canada's West Coast Paddle Canada's most spectacular sea kayaking area with some of the pioneers of the sport in the region. The book details the west coast of British Columbia from Vancouver and the Gulf Islands in the south, to the Queen Charlottes in the north. The book includes discussions of weather, sea, flora and fauna, as well as the areas culture and history. Each route description includes access, approximate time required, camping, hazards and the requisite charts and maps.
 
Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast
Authors: John Ince & Hedi Kottner
Publisher: Mountaineers
Paperback: 1992

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Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway
  Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway The Kettle Valley Railroad is a rails-to-trials initiative in southwestern British Columbia running between Hope and Midway. The trail makes its way through spectacular scenery and is accessible to hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. The book opens with a section on the areas ecology, followed by trail hazards, natural hazards, equipment requirements and the history of the region and railway. The trail descriptions which follow, include distances, milestones, elevation change, maps and historical notes. You'll find accommodations, services, tour operators as well as a complete list of the topographical maps required at the back of the book.

Authors: Sandra Langford, Dan Langford
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books

Paperback: 240 pages, 1997

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Canoe Trips British Columbia: The Essential Guidebook for Novice & Intermediate Canoeists & Kayakers The book details 95 paddling trips on lakes, rivers and saltwater inlets in British Columbia. There is a section on paddling in B.C., equipment, camping, clubs, charts and maps as well as a location map attached to the inside back cover. The book breaks down the various trips by difficulty, access and length and groups them for the reader.  


Author: Jack Wainwright
Publisher: Summit Productions
Paperback: 227 pages, 2002

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Exploring the Coast Mountain ON SKIS
  Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis: A Guidebook to Mountain Ski Touring in Southwestern British Columbia The book covers over 160 backcountry trips through British Columbia's southern and central coast mountains, There are also sections on Garibaldi and Manning Parks. You'll find information geography, snowfall, avalanche safety, equipment, backcountry ethics and history. Each trip includes difficulty rating, length and a reference for the location maps. You'll also find a list of clubs, charter companies and backcountry huts.

Author: John Baldwin
Publisher: Gordon Soules Book Publishers
Paperback: 255 pages, 1994

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Chilkoot Trail, Heritage Route to the Klondike The Chilkoot Trail runs from Dyea in Alaska to Bennett in British Columbia and represented the first major challenge to the prospectors that were drawn to the Yukon by the gold strike at Bonanza Creek. The trail was difficult enough, but it was turned into an incredible test of strength, stamina and fortitude by the requirements of the RCMP, that each man entering Canada bound for the gold fields, bring with him a ton of supplies. If your interested in hiking, backpacking or even just visiting this historic site, you be well served to get the book before you go. Note: The Chilkoot Trail is usually associated with the Yukon, but actually runs from Alaska into British Columbia.  
Chilkoot Trail, Heritage Route to the Klondike

Author: David Neufeld, Frank Norris (Contributor)
Publisher: Lost Moose Publishing
Paperback: 182 pages, 1996

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British Columbia Off the Beaten Path
  British Columbia Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places If you like the unusual, don't like crowds, love hidden treasures or if you've explored British Columbia before, this is the book for you. The less well known, though not less spectacular areas and attractions of the province are highlighted. This book takes you off the main highways and into the heart of the province.

Authors: Sandra Langford, Dan Langford
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books

Paperback: 240 pages, 1997

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Mountain Bike Adventures in Southwest British Columbia The book details fifty mountain bike rides, in what may be the world's best mountain biking area, southwestern British Columbia (this includes Whistler and the world famous "North Shore"). The ride descriptions include detailed information on time, distance, trail surface, with milestones, elevation gain and maps. Each ride is rated for difficulty. You'll find rides in the following areas: Fraser Valley, Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish, Lillooet, Southern Chilcoten, Chilliwack and the Similkameen.  
Mountain Bike Adventures in Southwest British Columbia

Authors: Greg Maurer, Tomas Vrba
Publisher: Mountaineers
Paperback: 208 pages, 1999

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Stikine River: A Guide to Paddling the Great River
  Stikine River: A Guide to Paddling the Great River The book is a detailed look at paddling routes along the Stikine and its tributary the Spatsizi. Planning information regarding safety, communications, food, gear and topographical maps are included. Each river section includes length, approximate time, river grade and gradient as well as the reference to the location maps included with the book. In addition you'll find sections on history, geology, wildlife and plants. A glossary and list of services and accommodations are included.

Author: Jennifer Voss
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books

Paperback: 224 pages, 2001

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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia This is the classic for hikers in the spectacular lower mainland of British Columbia. Over a hundred hikes are listed in Vancouver, North Van, West Van, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Pemberton and the Fraser Valley. Each description includes information on access, approximate time, distance, elevation gain, along with the topographical maps required.  
103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia
Authors: Jack Bryceland, Mary Macaree, David Macaree
Publisher: Mountaineers
Paperback: 240 pages, 2001

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British Columbia Wildlife Viewing Guide
  British Columbia Wildlife Viewing Guide British Columbia is a wild and diverse province, made up of desert, rain forests, fjords, tundra, towering mountains, broad valleys and deltas. These natural areas provide habitat to a broad range of flora and fauna. The book provides information on over 60 of the best nature observation areas in the province. Marine life, fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, trees, wildflowers and shrubs are some of the elements that are detailed. Photographers will be especially interested in this book.

Author: Bill Wareham
Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

Paperback: 96 pages, 1994

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