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Title:
A traveller's guide to historic British Columbia
Author:
Neering, Rosemary.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvii, 334 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781552853320
Format :
Book

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Travel back in time into the history of British Columbia. Explore gold rush towns, old wagon routes, and dramatic railway lines carved into mountain ranges. Along the way, you will discover the stories of the places and people who have had an important parting shaping the province. With Rosemary Neering as your guide, you can find hidden treasures from the Gulf Islands and Victoria all the way to Fort St. John.


Table of Contents

Into the Country of the Pastp. ix
Chapter 1 Vancouver Islandp. 1
Victoria and Areap. 6
Victoriap. 7
Sooke to Port Renfrewp. 18
Saanich Peninsulap. 21
Southern Gulf Islandsp. 23
Victoria to Nanaimop. 28
Goldstream to Duncanp. 28
Duncanp. 32
Crofton/Chemainusp. 34
Ladysmithp. 34
Nanaimop. 36
To Parksville and the West Coastp. 39
Parksvillep. 39
Port Albernip. 41
The West Coastp. 43
French Creek to Courtenay/Comoxp. 45
Courtenay/Comoxp. 50
Campbell River/North Islandp. 51
Campbell Riverp. 52
Highway 28 Westp. 53
North Islandp. 55
Chapter 2 Lower Mainlandp. 59
Vancouverp. 63
Downtownp. 64
Outside Downtownp. 72
North Shore/Howe Sound/Pemberton Valleyp. 74
North Vancouverp. 76
West Vancouverp. 77
Horseshoe Bay to Squamishp. 78
The Pemberton Valleyp. 79
North of the Fraser, West of the Pittp. 80
Burnabyp. 80
New Westminsterp. 81
Port Moody/Coquitlamp. 83
Richmondp. 84
Fraser Valley: South of the Riverp. 86
Deltap. 87
White Rock and Surreyp. 90
Fort Langley/Langleyp. 91
Abbotsford/Clearbrook/Matsquip. 94
Chilliwackp. 96
Fraser Valley: North of the Riverp. 97
Maple Ridge Areap. 97
Missionp. 99
Harrison Hot Springsp. 102
Hope and the Fraser Canyonp. 103
Hopep. 103
Yalep. 105
Chapter 3 Similkameen/Okanagan/Shuswapp. 107
The Similkameenp. 112
Princetonp. 113
Keremeosp. 117
The Okanaganp. 118
Osoyoos and Areap. 118
Oliverp. 120
Penticton and Northp. 121
Kelowna and Areap. 125
Vernon and Areap. 130
The Shuswapp. 135
Enderbyp. 135
Shuswap Lakep. 136
Chapter 4 West Kootenay/Boundaryp. 139
The Boundaryp. 144
Greenwoodp. 146
Grand Forks and Areap. 148
West Kootenay: Castlegar, Rossland/Trail and the Slocanp. 152
Castlegarp. 152
Highway 22 South: Rossland/Trailp. 156
Highway 3: Salmop. 159
Highway 3A Northeastp. 160
The Slocanp. 160
Arrow Lakesp. 165
West Kootenay: Kootenay River and Kootenay Lakep. 167
Nelsonp. 168
Kaslop. 171
The Lardeaup. 173
Kootenay Lake: East Shorep. 174
Crestonp. 176
Chapter 5 The Mountain Spinep. 179
Highway 3: Yahk to the Alberta Borderp. 184
Cranbrookp. 187
Fernie and Areap. 190
Columbia Valley: Fort Steele to Goldenp. 192
Windermere/Invermerep. 195
Highway 1: Alberta Border to Three Valley Gapp. 199
Goldenp. 202
Revelstokep. 206
Valemount and the Robson Valleyp. 209
Chapter 6 The Interior Plateaup. 213
Along the Fraser: Boston Bar to Lillooetp. 218
Lyttonp. 220
Highway 12 to Lillooetp. 220
Bridge River Countryp. 222
Along the Thompson: Lytton to Kamloopsp. 225
Ashcroftp. 226
Kamloops and Areap. 230
Nicola Valleyp. 232
Merrittp. 232
East of the Fraser: The Cariboop. 235
Clintonp. 236
100 Mile Housep. 238
Horsefly/Likelyp. 239
Williams Lakep. 241
Quesnel and Areap. 244
Highway 26 to Barkervillep. 247
West of the Fraser: The Chilcotinp. 250
Chapter 7 The Coastp. 255
The Sunshine Coast: Langdale to Powell Riverp. 261
Sechelt Peninsulap. 262
Powell River Areap. 263
Inside Passage Southp. 265
Desolation Sound to Bella Bellap. 265
Bella Coola Valleyp. 269
Inside Passage Northp. 272
Bella Bella to Prince Rupertp. 272
Prince Rupertp. 274
Queen Charlotte Islandsp. 277
Skeena Valleyp. 281
Terracep. 283
Highway 37 South/Kitimatp. 284
Chapter 8 The Northp. 287
North Centralp. 293
Prince Georgep. 293
East of Prince Georgep. 295
North of Prince Georgep. 296
West of Prince Georgep. 296
Fort Fraser to Burns Lakep. 299
The Northwestp. 301
West of Burns Lakep. 301
Smithers and Areap. 302
Highway 37 North (the Stewart-Cassiar)p. 310
Atlinp. 314
The Northwest Cornerp. 316
The Northeastp. 316
Peace River Countryp. 317
Dawson Creekp. 319
Fort St. Johnp. 322
The Alaska Highwayp. 324
Indexp. 327