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Travel Western Provinces

Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island — Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo

Streams, Lakes, and Hills from Victoria to Nanaimo

by (author) Theo Dombrowski

Publisher
RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Category
Western Provinces, Family, Hikes & Walks
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771602792
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $20.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771602808
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $9.99

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Description

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps and colour photographs.

The first book in this highly anticipated new series assembles an impressive variety of walks and hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in the area between Victoria and Nanaimo, including:

  • Millstone Falls
  • Westwood Lake
  • Colliery Dam Park
  • Nanaimo River
  • Yellow Point Park
  • Chemainus Lake
  • Mount Tzouhalem
  • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
  • Niagara Falls and Goldstream Trestle Bridge
  • Tod Inlet
  • Mount Work
  • Beaver Lake
  • Mount Douglas
  • Devonian Park
  • Avatar Grove
  • Lizard Lake

Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Each route includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

About the author

Theo Dombrowski is an artist, writer, kayaker, hiker, mountain biker and skier. He worked in international education for most of his career, primarily at Lester Pearson College, near Victoria, BC. Along with two guidebooks published by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, Popular Day Hikes 4: Vancouver Island and Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island, he has also worked with Heritage House Publishing as the author of the Secret Beaches series of guidebooks and as the illustrator for two children's books, Quests for Fire: Tales from Many Lands and A Book of Tricksters: Tales from Many Lands. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins sans frontières (MSF) International. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

"These books make it easy for parents to plan hikes that are suitable for the whole family and that, with repeated use, promise to create great memories that will last a lifetime."

Ormsby Review

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