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The Comox Valley

Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and Area

by Paula Wild, photographs by Boomer Jerritt, with Rick James

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list price: $34.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Travel
published: Nov 2006
ISBN:9781550174083
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The Comox Valley will delight and entertain long-time residents, newcomers and visitors to the area, as well as armchair travellers.

From snowcapped mountains and delicate sub-alpine meadows to sandy beaches and secluded bays, The Comox Valley offers a fascinating look at one of the most popular regions on Vancouver Island--the area that stretches along the east coast of Vancouver Island from Fanny Bay to Black Creek, including the communities of Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and Merville, as well as Denman and Hornby islands.

The Comox Valley is known for its natural beauty, diverse recreational opportunities and as a vibrant centre of the arts. In a blend of stunning colour photographs and lighthearted, informative text, the book explores the mountains, rivers, beaches and sheltered waters of this unique geographic region. Journey to rural farms and lively urban centres, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a Canadian air force base and experience the laid back charm of Denman and Hornby islands. Discover a historic mining village, ancient sites of First Nations' battles and the fossilized remains of an 80 million-year-old elasmosaur. Learn why the Comox Valley has such a high concentration of artists and meet some genuine West Coast characters including a legend from the days of old-time logging.

The Comox Valley will delight and entertain long-time residents, newcomers and visitors to the area, as well as armchair travellers. Paula Wild, Boomer Jerritt and Rick James provide an intimate portrait of an incredibly beautiful and special place.

About the Authors

Paula Wild is the author of seven books including Return of the Wolf (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018) and The Cougar (Douglas & McIntyre, 2013), which was a gold winner in the nature category of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. She lives in Courtenay, BC.

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Boomer Jerritt is a photography instructor at North Island College and a contributing photographer at All Canada Photos and British Columbia Photos, a subsidiary of Getty Images. He is the recipient of the Freeman Patterson Award for photographic excellence. He lives in Comox, British Columbia.
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Rick James is a writer, maritime historian, photographer and field archaeologist who comes from a long line of smugglers. He has been published in British Columbia MagazineCanada's HistoryWestern Mariner and other periodicals, and is the author of several books including Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales (Harbour Publishing, 2011). He lives in Courtenay, BC, with his partner, writer Paula Wild.

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Awards
  • Winner, Comox Valley Tourism Ambassador of the Year Award

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The Comox Valley: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and Area

This stunningly illustrated book presents the past and present of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in all its natural and man-made glory. Natural history, Aboriginal peoples, early settlers and development are presented in an accessible narrative. Place names are connected to people, events and activities with entertaining anecdotes. Chapters are devoted to the major towns, working the land, and contemporary attractions and issues. This book introduces the history and features of this region with its wide range of environments: marine, lakes, rivers, alpine areas, rainforest.

Wild is also the author of One River, Two Cultures: A History of the Bella Coola Valley. James is the author of Ghost Ships of Royston.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2007-2008.

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