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Travel Western Provinces

Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island – Revised Edition

by (author) Theo Dombrowski

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2024
Western Provinces, Hikes & Walks, Family
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2024
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2024
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This bestselling, full-colour guide to some of Vancouver Island's most enjoyable coastal walks continues to be the ultimate resource for locals and visitors.


Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island is the perfect book for those who love to explore the seashore but also love walking through forests and seaside meadows. Whether discovering inviting stretches of sandy beach, hiking along rugged cliffs, or strolling through quiet estuaries, visitors to these trails will usually be far away from the crowds that choose to drive directly to the more popular, touristy beaches.

Some of the walks included are:

  • Keeha Beach
  • West Coast Trail
  • Botanical Beach
  • Mystic Beach
  • Mill Bay Nature Park
  • Maple Grove Park Cowichan Estuary
  • Ladysmith Marine Walk
  • Rathtrevor Beach
  • Alberni Inlet Trail
  • Schooner Cove
  • Oyster Bay
  • Blinkhorn Trail

Each of the walks in this book is accompanied by a colourful, easy-to-follow map and step-by-step descriptions of what to expect. By scanning through the clearly presented information, walkers can select an easy, level route suitable for all abilities, or a challenging wilderness trail perfect for the more adventurous. In addition, they can look at the full-colour photographs accompanying each description in order to choose the most enticing outing.

A large-scale planning map of Vancouver Island makes driving strategies easy, whether to the relatively sheltered east coast or the wild and rugged west coast. Complete with full-colour photos and maps, Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island is the only book of its kind, and it will serve locals and tourists alike as an invaluable guide for lovers of both lush, coastal forests and ocean shores.

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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