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Travel Western Provinces

Hot Springs of Western Canada

A Complete Guide, 4th Edition

by (author) Glenn Woodsworth & David Woodsworth

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Western Provinces, Ecotourism, Hikes & Walks
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
    List Price

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Explore the natural glory of hot springs with the updated 4th edition of Hot Springs of Western Canada.

Hot springs are among western Canada’s most enjoyable attractions. Some are famous, like Fairmont and Harrison, and have posh resorts built around them. Some, like Hot Springs Cove in Clayoquot Sound, cascade through a series of natural pools. Many more are hidden away in the wilderness, known only to locals—or owners of this guidebook.

A perennial bestseller now in its fourth updated edition, Hot Springs of Western Canada is a comprehensive guide to roughly 115 hot springs located mostly in BC, but also in Alberta, Yukon, the western Northwest Territories and even near the border in Washington and Alaska. It covers access, conditions, history and noteworthy details of these enticing natural wonders. Additionally, there are numerous colour photographs and engaging preface articles explaining the science and history of hot springs. This guide is a must-have for anyone who enjoys a soothing soak, either in a popular park or in the privacy of the wilderness.

About the authors

Glenn Woodsworth is a professional field geologist and has been mountaineering, rock climbing and exploring the backcountry of western BC for over sixty years, with an avocational and recreational interest in hot springs for over forty-five years. He has written, edited and contributed to several outdoor guides, including Dick Culbert’s classic A Climber’s Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia (Alpine Club of Canada, 1965) and Bruce Fairley’s Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern British Columbia (Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1986). He has operated Tricouni Press with his wife, Joy Woodsworth, since 1993. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

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David Woodsworth’s interest in the outdoors came from his father, whose job as a geologist took him all over the Coast Mountains for three or four months each summer. From as young as seven, David accompanied him on helicopter trips. David has more than fifty years of experience exploring all corners of British Columbia, including several summers exploring the coast by small boat. He also has extensive hiking, backpacking and mountaineering experience, and has trained as a private and commercial pilot. He lives in Delta, BC.

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