One of the most spectacular places on earth, Vancouver Island is a wonderland of dense rainforests, rugged mountain trails, breathtaking coastlines, and natural beauty unlike anywhere else. In Wild Pl
One of the most spectacular places on earth, Vancouver Island is a wonderland of dense rainforests, rugged mountain trails, breathtaking coastlines, and natural beauty unlike anywhere else. In Wild Places: Vancouver Island, experienced outdoorsman and bestselling author John Kimantas invites you to experience this scenic paradise for yourself, providing up—to—date information on how to access and navigate some of the island's most stunning regions.
Wild Places: Vancouver Island anticipates the needs of hikers, fishers, climbers, mountain bikers, campers, kayakers, and explorers of many backgrounds and interests. With detailed maps and full—colour photographs, this is a book that will lead you wherever you want to go, even if you don't yet know where that is yourself. Whether you're going for an afternoon walk or journeying off the beaten path, John will enrich your experience with historic and practical information, including internet resources and GPS waypoints that will ensure you have the most dependable data for your trip.
From hidden lakes to hilltop vistas, with every captivating twist and turn in—between, Vancouver Island truly is an explorer's paradise. Discover its pristine beauty for yourself with this essential guide.
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John Kimantas has been a British Columbia—based journalist for almost 20 years. He is the author of The Wild Coast, BC Coastal Rescreation Kayaking & Small Boat Atlas and The Essential Vancouver Island Outdoor Recreation Guide. He lives on Vancouver Island.
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The Vancouver Island terrain is one of the toughest anywhere. The ground will be uneven rock. Thin cover will hide all manner of evils — thick moss over footfalls, rotting wood branches that will break when stepped on, and mercilessly barbed undergrowth. Never for a moment believe you can just muscle through. The worst mistake is to leave a trail to head through a clear forest area, then when the clearing runs out think you can just turn back. It sounds so easy to do — until that route you followed isn't visible from the opposite direction...