From Port Hardy to Swartz Bay, from Powell River to Tofino — Vancouver Island and the wash of the Salish Sea are home to a wide assortment of pubs well earning the title unique, and a treasure trove of activities and experiences in and about their vicinities to build a day, weekend or long-term vacation. From haunted inns to magnificent views, compelling decors to architectural legacies, brewpubs to dog-friendly patios and many more elements of uniqueness making every experience singularly compelling these are special places to visit. The islands being what they are there is no shortage of experiences to savour and things to see. Amber River: A Guidebook to Unique Pubs of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea tells the tale of 85 such spots with suggestions on local activities to enjoy as part of the experience.
About the author
A resident of British Columbia since 1971 and of Vancouver Island since 2002, Glen Cowley has been a freelance writer since 1994 with a publication history of two books and over seventy-five articles ranging through sport, travel, and biographies. His academic background and interests in history and geography, witnessed by his Honours Degree from Simon Fraser University (1973), are reflected in virtually all of his writings. Married with two grown children Glen and wife, Karen Hopkins, both happily retired from long careers in the social services fields, are well traveled throughout British Columbia. They harbour an ongoing interest in those elements of uniqueness which make places and experiences singularly appealing.