Keith Harrison (1945-2019)

Born in Vancouver and encouraged by Earle Birney, Hornby Island’s Keith Harrison himself became an inspiring teacher at Vancouver Island University, bringing out nine books along the way. FULL STORY

Most people in the Lower Mainland know only a few of these names.


A Peakbagger’s Guide to the universe of Grouse & Hollyburn, etc.

Hiking between Howe Sound and Indian Arm gets its due.

Glorious Mountains lists North Shore peaks by height, difficulty, best berry patches, best for kids, most masochistic, etc. FULL STORY

Shale fellow, well met

Yoho National Park, on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in B.C., figures prominently in Rocks, Ridges, and Rivers…. FULL STORY

The birdman of Tofino

For hardcore birders and casual watchers alike, Adrian Dorst’s 560-page volume has been gleaned from sixty years of experience. The… FULL STORY

My Private Italy

Ware’s odyssey of cuisine Italiana is rooted in the east end of 1950-70s Vancouver with stories of restaurants, nightclubs, family,… FULL STORY

Brain Surgery at Zero Rock

Harvey’s account evokes icy winds, malevolent rocks and environmental eyesores. He also writes of weird parallels between boating and brain… FULL STORY

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