Revised and completely updated, this new edition of the much-loved A Traveller's Guide to Historic British Columbia takes travellers, armchair and actual, on a road trip through the province's
Revised and completely updated, this new edition of the much-loved A Traveller's Guide to Historic British Columbia takes travellers, armchair and actual, on a road trip through the province's history.
This classic handbook follows main roads and back roads to historic sites, heritage experiences and the narratives of the past. The stories of First Nations, ethnic minorities, and incoming settlers weave a rich tapestry that underlies the region's present.
Included in this new edition are First Nations experiences, displays and museums that limn indigenous heritage; details of changing museums and revamped and newly designated heritage sites; and notes of sites and buildings that sadly have slipped away.
The author blends quirky tales with evidence of landscape change, tragic timelines with soaring successes, accounts of relatively recent big-city historic buildings with the signs and tales of thousands of years ago.
Not a history of British Columbia, but an introduction to the ever-changing ways of experiencing that history in all its variations, this book will live in glove compartments, on screens, and on bookshelves as curious travellers happily discover the country of the past.
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Rosemary Neering is fascinated by the stories that underlie British Columbia and will take any excuse for a road trip along the province's byways. Listening to tales told in a café deep in the hinterland, exploring dusty backroads, and checking out small-town museums and almost deserted historic sites are among her favourite occupations. She is the author of a plethora of books that explore the province she loves, including Wild West Women: Travellers, Adventurers and Rebels and Down the Road: Journeys through Small-Town British Columbia. She lives in Victoria with her partner Joe Thompson, where she plays tennis, makes pottery and battles with the deer for control of her garden.
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"A terrifically interesting book that is unusual among guidebooks for its strong voice… It may be the only travel guide I'd stay home to read."
— BC BookWorld
"History buffs will love A Traveller's Guide to Historic British Columbia."
— Vancouver Sun
"Take an enchanting trip back in time to visit historical B.C… where the rich stories of each region weave an unforgettable account of the past."
— The Province
"A fascinating and unique book, which serves as a combination travel guide and history book."
— BC Library Association Reporter