Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 14
- Grade: 9
This second volume of the guidebook series Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips describes in detail 7 spectacular northern BC paddling routes over 11 phenomenal rivers, and is designed to provide canoeists with all the information they require to plan a river trip appropriate to their skill level and special interests. Each route includes: a summary of the main attractions; where to start and finish along the river; trip length in days and kilometres; required maps; suggestions about when to go; and star ratings for difficulty and for historical and recreational value. Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume Two covers numerous routes—some never documented in any publication before—including the Spatsizi, Upper and Lower Stikine, Tatshenshini/Alsek, Turnagain, Kechika, Toad, Liard, Tuchodi and Muskwa rivers. The book provides paddlers of all types with a variety of river trips to choose from based on comprehensive and comparative information as well as detailed and specific navigational notes to aid them along their chosen route.
About the author
Laurel Archer has been a canoe guide and instructor for over 20 years and is the author of Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One (published by RMB) and Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips: A Guide to 15 Wilderness Rivers. She teaches canoe tripping and whitewater kayaking for the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training program (COLT) at Strathcona Park Lodge on Vancouver Island.
Archer’s latest guidebook, Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips, Volume Two, resonates with passion and experience. This chunky 370-page book covers seven river trips in exhaustive detail. While a tad overwhelming at first, a clever “River Routes at a Glance” table gives key details like length, access logistics, season, difficulty and various attributes. From there, the prospective paddler can decide between the relatively easy, wildlife-rich Spatsizi River and the expert-only, whitewater-intensive Tatshenshini, and everything in between.—Conor Mehill, Canoe & Kayak
Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One & TwoThese guidebooks describe paddling routes along 11 rivers, some never documented before. Volume One includes the Kispiox, Taku, Jennings, Omineca and Gataga rivers, Fort Nelson/Laird, and the Dease. Volume Two covers the Spatsizi, Upper and Lower Stikine, Tatshenshini/Alsek, Turnagain, Kechika, Toad, Liard, Tuchodi and Muskwa rivers. A table, “River Routes at a Glance,”facilitates preliminary route selections with information on skill levels required and points to well laid out information on the proposed journeys. Each route includes the main attractions of the trip, start and finish points, trip length in days and kilometres, required maps (only overview maps are given), suggestions about time of year, star ratings for difficulty, and historical and recreational value. Safety concerns are adequately addressed.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2011-2012.