Suggested Reading List
Insider's Guide Victoria & Vancouver Island
Author: By Gerald Hill | Kathleen Hill
Description: GUIDEBOOK, 2007, PAPERBACK, 360 PAGES
A quirky, personal guide to Vancouver Island by two residents, with a focus on out of the way places, food and cultural attractions. Organized by neighborhood, the guide includes excellent listings of where to eat, stay and shop.
Victoria, A History in Photographs
Author: Peter Grant
Description: HISTORY, 2010, PAPER, 112 PAGES
The story of Victoria, British Columbia from its days as a mining colony to its development into a city. Nearly 150 archival photographs are organized together with a short text.
Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria
Description: GUIDEBOOK, 2011, PAPERBACK, 336 PAGES
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
Victoria, Vancouver Island Map
Author: Map Art Maps
Description: MAP, 2002
A folded map of Victoria, Vancouver Island, at a nice scale of 1:25,000.
The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia
Author: Jean Barman
Description: HISTORY, 2007, PAPERBACK, 450 PAGES
A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the many cultural and social influences that have shaped the region.
Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast
Author: Hilary Stewart
Description: ART & ARCHITECTURE, 1979, PAPERBACK, 111 PAGES
A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs in the carvings, weavings, and masks that characterize the rich art of the area.