An off-the-beaten track exploration of Interior BC, full of scenic photography, maps, and fascinating information for tourists and armchair travellers alike.
From lush forests to majestic mountains, sleepy ghost towns to pastoral farmland, Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest Heartland captures the beauty, history, and unexpected twists and turns of a region often overlooked by tourists and ideal for would-be road trippers. Fuelled by the philosophy that any road can lead to adventure—not always of the visceral sort, but of the mind and heart—travel writer, historian, and photographer Liz Bryan takes readers on a virtual tour. Taking scenic routes from Merritt to Barkerville, Kamloops to Bella Coola, and into the valleys of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers, Bryan tells the story of this land, its peoples, and their history. With stunning photography and fascinating prose, this book will compel anyone to follow their own adventure road, wherever it may take them.
About the author
Liz Bryanis a journalist with an extensive background in magazine editing and publishing. She is one of British Columbia’s premier travel writer/photographers and the author of four previous books, including The Buffalo People, Country Roads of Alberta, and Country Roads of British Columbia. She and her late husband, Jack, co-founded Western Living magazine.
"A fascinating account that will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of northwestern BC's rich human and natural history, and an itch to get out and explore the area."
—Adam Shoalts, Ph.D., national bestselling author of Beyond the Trees, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, and The Whisper on the Night Wind
“I can think of no better guide than Liz Bryan to lead us on an exploratory trip across British Columbia’s stunningly rich heartland. Even as a local, I’ve never experienced these remarkable locales quite so vividly as Bryan has captured in the stories and photos of Adventure Roads.”
—Bill Arnott, author of Gone Viking: A Travel Saga and Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries
“The heartland of British Columbia is arguably one of the most exciting travel destinations on the planet, and I can think of no better tour guide than Liz Bryan. Adventures are guaranteed.”
—Richard Cannings, author of Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
Other titles by Liz Bryan
Pioneer Churches along the Gold Rush Trail
An Explorer’s Guide
Pioneer Churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea
An Explorer's Guide
River of Dreams
A Journey through Milk River Country
Stone by Stone
Exploring Ancient Sites on the Canadian Plains, Expanded Edition
Country Roads of Western BC
From the Fraser Valley to the Islands
Country Roads of British Columbia
Exploring the Interior
Country Roads of Alberta
Exploring the Routes Less Travelled
The Buffalo People
Pre-contact Archaeology on the Canadian Plains
British Columbia and SW Alberta