Suggested Reading List
Pacific Northwest Map
Description: A detailed regional map of the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies at a scale of 1:1,200,000.
A Traveller's History of Canada
Author: Robert Bothwell
Description: A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Art of the Northwest Coast
Author: Aldona Jonaitis
Description: A survey of Pacific Northwest art and artistic traditions from Puget Sound to Alaska, featuring thought-provoking essays by art historian Jonaitis along with 152 illustrations, 89 in color.
British Columbia Seashore Life
Author: Pocket Naturalist
Description: A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of common marine plants, echinoderms, mollusks, crustaceans, nearshore fish, birds and mammals of British Columbia.
Eyewitness Guide Pacific Northwest
Author: Eyewitness Guides
Description: This superb guide to Oregon, Washington and British Columbia features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest
Author: Katharine Berry Judson
Description: Presented here with 52 photographs, these traditional stories, first collected in 1910, reveal myths and traditions of creation, alongside noted geographical features of the territory.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Author: Jon Dunn
Description: From Alaska to Baja California, Nova Scotia and Florida, this guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Tabbed for easy access, the color range maps in this sixth edition are outstanding.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska
Author: Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar
Description: A terrific handbook to nearly 800 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
Southwest British Columbia and Northern Washington Map
Author: Gem Trek Maps
Description: Covering all Vancouver Island, this handy, full-color map covers the region from Seattle and the coast of British Columbia to the Columbia River in detail.
The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking
Author: Derek C. Hutchinson
Description: A brief guide to the fundamentals of sea kayaking by a leading authority -- a useful introduction for the beginner and a review for experienced paddlers. With 50 color illustrations.
The Golden Spruce, A True Story of Myth, Madness, And Greed
Author: John Vaillant
Description: Set on Canada's Queen Charlotte Island, this true story of loggers versus environmentalists tugs at the heartstrings and forces the reader to examine the consequences of deforestation.
The Island Within
Author: Richard Nelson
Description: A beautifully written tribute to the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from the author's journals, this is an account of the natural and cultural history of an island in the waters of Haida Strait, with emphasis on the relationship between people and the land.
The Presence of Whales, Contemporary Writers on the Whale
Author: Frank Stewart (Editor)
Description: In this well-chosen series of essays, some of our best modern writers enlighten and entertain on the subject of whales, with pieces from Roger Payne, Diane Ackerman, and Barry Lopez.
The Raven Steals the Light
Author: Robert Bringhurst, Bill Reid (Illustrator), Claude Levi-Strauss (Introduction)
Description: A classic collection of 10 Haida myths and legends with accompanying black and white etchings by Vancouver artist Bill Reid. These stories capture the storytelling traditions of the Haida.
Author: Berndtson & Berndtson
Description: A laminated, folded map of Vancouver, British Columbia at a scale of 1:15,000.
Author: Craig Lesley
Description: A highly acclaimed novel by a Pacific Northwest literary lion, this book is a tale of fathers and sons, of modern Native American life, of the salmon and the spirit world.