Victoria Book Prizes

“Maleea Acker (at left) joins four other writers shortlisted this year for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Three writers are up for the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. Read more here.FULL STORY



Literary Landmarks

#180 Rick Antonson

LOCATION: Mohamed Tahar Library, lower south east quadrant of old Timbuktu proper, Mali Part of the royalties from Rick Antonson’s… FULL STORY

#179 Katherine Gordon

LOCATION: Mt. Tarawera, north island of New Zealand, site of an 1886 volcanic eruption that buried many Maori villages. In… FULL STORY

#178 Sheila Munro

LOCATION: Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria In a National Geographic book called Destinations of a Lifetime (2016), Munro’s Books… FULL STORY

#177 Edward Arthur Wilson

LOCATION: Valdes Island. The charismatic and notorious scam artist, religious leader and author The Brother XII established his cult settlements… FULL STORY

#176 Julie White

LOCATION: Silver Creek Library, 921 Salmon River Road, 23 minutes southwest of Salmon Arm. DIRECTIONS: Head west on Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1;… FULL STORY

#175 Alec Wainman

LOCATION: Wainman Cove, west side of Okanagan Lake, B.C. Having survived non-combative service in the Spanish Civil War, Alec Wainman,… FULL STORY

#174 John Tod

LOCATION: Tod House, 2564 Heron Street, Oak Bay. One of the oldest surviving houses in Western Canada was built by… FULL STORY

#173 Phil Thomas

LOCATION: Jericho Park, Vancouver. Adjoining the seaside setting for the annual Vancouver Folk Musical festival, there is a park bench… FULL STORY

#172 Rabindranath Tagore

LOCATION: Tagore bust, outside Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, east of Nitobe Gardens, University of British Columbia. Awarded the Nobel… FULL STORY

#171 A.M. Stephen

LOCATION: The Felix Apartments, 610 Jervis Street (Jervis and Pender), Vancouver. Little-known today, A.M. Stephen resided here, in Suite 41,… FULL STORY

#170 Ed Starkins

LOCATION: 3851 Osler, Shaughnessy neighborhood, Vancouver The most famous unsolved murder in B.C. history is the subject of Who Killed… FULL STORY

#168 Chelsea Rooney

LOCATION: Sirdar Pub, on Highway 3A, 20 minutes north of Creston. Established in 1925, this 60-seat pub attracts the two… FULL STORY

#167 Harry Robinson

LOCATION: Chopaka, an unincorporated settlement on the west bank of the Similkameen River. The hometown of Harry Robinson now mostly… FULL STORY

#166 Warburton Pike

LOCATION: Mount Warburton Pike, south side of Saturna Island. It’s the island’s highest point, at 497 meters. 48 46′ 28″… FULL STORY

#165 Helen Piddington

LOCATION: Loughborough Inlet, 150 miles north of Vancouver. A 22-mile stretch from Chancellor Channel and Cordero Channel to the mouth… FULL STORY

#164 Ray Phillips

LOCATION: Young Life’s Malibu Club, Malibu Rapids, 100 miles north of Vancouver, at the mouth of Princess Louisa Inlet, a… FULL STORY

#163 Laurence J. Peter

LOCATION: Metro Theatre, 1370 Southwest Marine Drive, Vancouver. One of the most famous non-fiction books written in British Columbia, The… FULL STORY

#161 Miranda Pearson

LOCATION: Jericho Beach, 3941 Point Grey Road, Vancouver. Originally the site of a First Nations village called Ee’yullmough, the beach… FULL STORY

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