Vancouver and Victoria are among Canada's most appealing cities: this guide will help you discover the best of both.
Local writers offer their inside knowledge of what to see, where to stay, eat, and shop. Chapters on top attractions, entertainment, art galleries, parks and gardens, annual events and "kids` stuff" provide an informed, accessible overview. There are chapters devoted to each of Vancouver's distinctive neighbourhoods, and sections outlining excursions to Whistler, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast.
Extensive listings detail the sites covered by the authors, and maps of neighbourhoods, attractions, restaurants and hotels will help you find your way. With hundreds of original colour photographs this guide is both a keepsake and an indispensable companion to your stay in British Columbia.
About the authors
Constance Brissenden, BA (UofGuelph), MA (UofAlberta, Theatre) has written with Cree author Larry Loyie since 1993. A non-fiction writer and editor of more than 14 books of history and travel, she was a writing instructor in Simon Fraser University's Writing & Publishing program for 18 years. Constance Brissenden met Larry Loyie in a creative writing class at the Carnegie Community Centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She directed Larry Loyie's first play, Ora Pro Nobis, Pray for Us, performed in Vancouver as well as five federal prisons in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In 1993, Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden launched Living Traditions Writers Group to encourage writing in Aboriginal and other communities. A lifelong freelancer, Constance Brissenden continues to write, edit and teach writing and theatre. Together with Larry Loyie, she gives presentations on his books and co-teaches writing workshops
HAMID ATTIE is a Vancouver-based photographer.
These are books to keep for reference or to give as presents... they`re readable, informative and beautiful. I hope they eventually do one for each province and territory.
...the strength of these guides lies in the colour photography and heavily detailed copy in the Top Attractions, Neighbourhoods, and History sections.
Globe and Mail