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The Great Canadian Staycation - Vancouver Island!

Created by hgdistribution
  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: birding, hiking, walking, cycling, food, guidebook
Off the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island sits surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. With stunning views of sea and mountains, Vancouver Island is an outdoor paradise and popular tourist destination for travellers from across Canada and around the world. Please check out this extensive list of guidebooks for hiking, walking, cycling, and birding, along with bestselling books on local food and titles for young tourists.

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Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively & Karen Gillmore
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: marine life, imagination & play, environment

With beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations, this fascinating story teaches children about the many fish, crustaceans, marine mammals, and micro-organisms that live in and feed off the eelgrass meadows of the north Pacific coastal region.

“Recommended for school and public libraries regardless of their proximity to the west coast. Althou …

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Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

A Complete Guide, Second Edition

by Richard Cannings & Tom Aversa
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
tagged: birdwatching guides, reference, birds

The ultimate bestselling field guide to birds of the Pacific Northwest bioregion, now fully revised in its Second Edition!

“An essential reference for birders west of the continental divide, particularly for intermediate and advanced observers.”—Western Birds: The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Discover more than four hundred …

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Pioneer Churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea

An Explorer's Guide

by Liz Bryan
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: western provinces, regional, religious

A concise, full-colour visitor’s guide to dozens of historical churches scattered throughout Vancouver Island, from humble country chapels to soaring urban cathedrals.

For many European settlers who arrived on Vancouver Island in the late nineteenth century, building a church was as important as establishing a homestead or erecting a school. The c …

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Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast

British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

by Collin Varner
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: regional, botany

A clear, concise guide to more than 130 edible and medicinal plants and funghi that grow wild throughout the west coast of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest states.

The coastal Pacific Northwest of North America is home to a multitude of edible and medicinal plant species, marine plants, and edible mushrooms. This compact, full-colour forag …

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High Tide, Low Tide

A Shoreline Activity Book

by Gloria Snively, illustrated by Karen Gillmore
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: activity books, environmental conservation & protection, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), marine life

A children’s colouring and activity book that teaches basic marine ecology concepts—including tidal cycles, predator-and-prey relationships, food chains, habitat, and conservation—through detailed illustrations and informative text.

High Tide, Low Tide is a fun and captivating introduction to the great variety of marine life that can be found …

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Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

by Barbara Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology, supernatural, folklore & mythology

A delightfully frightful collection of spooky stories set across Canada, appropriate for all ages and perfect for reading aloud around the campfire.

In this spine-chilling companion to Campfire Stories of Western Canada and Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith takes readers on a cross-country trip of sinister spirits, urban myth …

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The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide

by John Schreiner & Luke Whittall
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: wine, western provinces

The definitive guide to Interior BC wineries, covering the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and Kootenays. With updated maps and travel tips, it’s your ultimate glove-box guide, now in a newly expanded and updated edition.

For nearly fifteen years Okanagan Wine Tour Guide has been the definitive companion for travelling the winding roads of BC’s …

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Popular Wildflowers of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island

by Neil L. Jennings
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: flowers, western provinces, coastal regions & shorelines

A full-colour field guide for the curious amateur naturalist, traveller, or hiker who wishes to learn to identify flowering plants that may be encountered while in the outdoors of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island during the usual blooming season.

Neil Jennings’s new series of colourful and easy-to-use wildflower guides introduces amat …