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The Essential Vancouver Island Outdoor Recreation Guide Paperback – Mar 7 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books (March 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552859207
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552859209
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

John Kimantas is the author of the Wild Coast series of travel guides and the BC Coastal Recreation: Kayaking and Small Boat Atlas series. He lives on Vancouver Island.

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A few years back I was in my office in Ontario looking at a map of Canada to find two communities: Truro, Nova Scotia, and Nanaimo, British Columbia. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela Hicke on March 18 2014
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Finding lots of new places to go, but need good deductive reasoning to find places. Maps are not accurate and directions definitely need improvement. So far I have found the street names are also misspelled, so you have to be clever to make your way to the final destination! Enjoy the descriptions of the places when deciding where to go for day trips and longer trips.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
great resource Sept. 13 2014
By Dimar - Published on
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We spent 5 weeks on Vancouver Island this summer and this book was our go to guide. Honestly, I would have missed so many wonderful hikes and natural attractions without it. Example, the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet. While most visitor's know about the Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast, this trail system provided spectacular views and easy, free access. After previewing the book at home I was able to conduct further research online for destinations that caught my interest. The maps are helpful, though if you're traveling the island for the first time like we were, a more detailed map of the entire island is worthwhile.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
We spent a week on the island - this book was really helpful. Jan. 12 2014
By S. Osburn - Published on
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This book has lots of information on what to see, history behind an area, and where to go. It was a good investment and helped make our week more enjoyable. We did the entire island - from tip to tip. We took a lot of back roads (most of them dirt roads) - I can't say I've ever seen such well maintained dirt roads! They take you to some pretty cool, out of the way places and remote towns. This book helped us decide which towns to hit.
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Excellent resource Jan. 24 2015
By Kat - Published on
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Spent a month on the island this summer and relied heavily on this guidebook plus the Backroads Mapbook. Between the two of them we found lots of places we would have completely missed otherwise. Recommended!
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If you're looking for kayaking information, then DON'T buy this book. It is a GREAT book for hiking and exploring, with lots of information on everything interior to Vancouver Island. However, it cross references the author's Wild Coast series for virtually everything off the main island, including any kayaking related information for places like Desolation Sound, Discovery Islands, etc. It's too bad that Amazon doesn't have samples of the book online, so one can see the coverage before purchase.