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A Travellers Guide to Historic British Columbia Paperback – Feb 28 2011

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A Traveller's Guide to Historic British Columbia is a well-loved classic that has been the curious traveler's bible for more than a decade. Rosemary Neering covers the gold rush towns, old wagon routes and dramatic railway lines carved into mountain ranges. Along the way, she includes the stories of those places and the people who played important roles in shaping the province.

Conveniently divided into regional sections, this incredible historic resource includes chapters on:

  • Vancouver Island
  • Lower Mainland
  • Similkameen/Okanagan/Shuswap
  • West Kootenay/Boundary
  • The Mountain Spine
  • The Interior Plateau
  • The Coast
  • The North.
  • All the hidden treasures from the Gulf Islands all the way to the Alaska Highway are discovered anew through their dramatic histories.

    Rosemary Neering is an acclaimed expert on British Columbia and the award-winning author of Wild West Women, Down the Road and Backroading Vancouver Island.

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    "Vancouver Island has been not unaptly designated the England of the great Western ocean," wrote Matthew Macfie in the 1860s, "and it is no exaggeration to assert that it only requires a vigorous application of British capital, enterprise and labour in the development of its resources, to secure for it supremacy as a commercial and manufacturing centre in the Western Hemisphere." Read the first page
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