About the Author

Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis is an historian and the author/editor of more than twenty books, including five for Arsenal Pulp Press: The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture , National Dreams: Myth, Memory and Canadian History, LD: Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver (winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award), Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada's First War on Terror and Imagining Ourselves: Classics of Canadian Non-Fiction. His other books include A Road for Canada, Red Light Neon: A History of Vancouver's Sex Trade, Copying People: Photographing British Columbia First Nations 1860-1940, The Great Chase: A History of World Whaling, New Beginnings: A Social History of Canada, and the popular Encyclopedia of British Columbia. He is also a regular columnist in Geist magazine, and was shortlisted for Canada's History Pierre Berton Award in 2010. Daniel lives in North Vancouver, BC.

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A Road for Canada

A Road for Canada

The Illustrated Story of the Trans-Canada Highway
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Closing Time

Closing Time

Prohibition, Rum-Runners, and Border Wars
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Far West

Far West

The Story of British Columbia
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Imagining Ourselves

Imagining Ourselves

Classics of Canadian Non-Fiction
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LD

LD

Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver
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National Dreams

National Dreams

Myth, Memory, and Canadian History
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Operation Orca

Operation Orca

Springer, Luna and the Struggle to Save West Coast Killer Whales
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Outlooks 5

Outlooks 5

Connections Canada
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Seeing Reds

Seeing Reds

The Red Scare of 1918-1919, Canada's First War on Terror
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Selling Canada

Selling Canada

Immigrants, soldiers, tourists, and the building of our nation
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The Imaginary Indian

The Imaginary Indian

The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture
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Transit in British Columbia

Transit in British Columbia

The First Hundred Years
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Trucking in British Columbia

Trucking in British Columbia

An Illustrated History
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Voices and Visions: A Story of Canada

Student Text
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Where Mountains Meet the Sea

Where Mountains Meet the Sea

An Illustrated History of the District of North Vancouver
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Who Killed Janet Smith?

Who Killed Janet Smith?

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Imagining British Columbia

Imagining British Columbia

Land, Memory, and Place
edited by Daniel Francis
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The Encyclopedia of British Columbia

The Encyclopedia of British Columbia

edited by Daniel Francis
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Excerpt

A few of BC's vital statistics at your fingertips.

Total area of BC - 947,800 sq km

1996 population - 3,724,500 (12.7% of Canadian population; third most populous province)

Percentage of population living in Lower Mainland - 55.5%

Length of the coastline - 27,200 km (including shorelines of islands)

Number of national parks - 6

Number of provincial parks - about 550 (new ones are being created all the time)

Largest provincial park - Tweedsmuir (974,246 ha)

Three highest mountains - Fairweather Mtn (4,663 m), Mt Quincy Adams (4,133 m), Mt Waddington (4,016 m)

Highest point on Vancouver Island - Golden Hinde (2,200 m)

Size of Vancouver Island - 31,284 sq km

Population of Vancouver Island - 671,000

BC's aboriginal population (1996) - 139,655 (3.8% of total population%

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