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Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia

Kahn, Charles

Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia

by Kahn, Charles

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trails,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Hiking

  • About the Edition

    Nestled in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands bask in the mildest climate in Canada, a mini-Mediterranean that fosters an abundance of plant and animal species seen nowhere else. Throw in panoramic views, inviting beaches and friendly hospitality--all just a short ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria--and you have a hiker"s paradise. Whether your visit lasts a day or a week, Hiking the Gulf Islands is the best guide to exploring the islands on foot. It is the only comprehensive guide with up-to-date information on the recently created Gulf Islands National Park--33 square kilometres scattered over 16 islands and more than 30 islets and reefs. Separate chapters cover each island--including the often-overlooked Texada, Lasqueti and Thetis islands plus Bowen Island at the entrance to Howe Sound--and even hiking trails in the area"s marine parks.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCharles Kahn
    The Physical Object
    Pagination336 pages
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26967165M
    ISBN 101550178253
    ISBN 109781550178258
    OCLC/WorldCa1032776818

    British Columbia’s rugged Southern Gulf Islands enticed many pioneers, explorers, colonists, miners, and adventurers in the mid 19th century. Fog, wind, strong currents and the lack of aids to navigation made navigating these striking and treacherous islands a hazardous business. If you make this hike in summer, take plenty of drinking water with you as these open slopes are baked by the sun. Good books to consult for information on these and additional trails include Hiking the Gulf Islands by Kahn and The Gulf Islands Explorer by Bruce Obee. Hiking in the Northern Gulf Islands.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: p.: ill., maps ; 23 cm. Contents: The Gulf Islands --Hiking --Bowen Island --Cortes Island --Denman Island --Gabriola Island --Galiano Island --Hornby Island --Lasqueti Island --Mayne Island --North and South Pender Island --Quadra Island --Salt Spring Island --Saturna Island --Texada Island --Thetis Island --Provincial.   Whether your visit lasts a day or a week, Hiking the Gulf Islands is the best guide to exploring the islands on foot. It is the only comprehensive guide with up-to-date information on the recently created Gulf Islands National Park - 33 square kilometres scattered over 16 islands and more than 30 islets and : Charles Kahn.

      Mt. Norman Hike (Difficult – km) On the southwest side of Pender Island is a short but very steep trail, leading to amazing views of the Gulf Islands, Olympic Mountain Range and Mt. Baker. There is a boardwalk and viewing platform, so you can relax and . Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is a national park located on and around the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, the National Parks System Plan, this park provides representation of the Strait of Georgia Lowlands natural region, the only place in Canada with a Mediterranean climate of dry, sunny summers and mild, wet winters, the result of a rain shadow effect from surrounding.


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Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia by Kahn, Charles Download PDF EPUB FB2

Exceptionally well organized and presented, "Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia " continues to be an ideal and very highly recommended travel guide for anyone with an interest in visiting this scenic part of British Columbia., Midwest Book Review/5(3).

Book Description. Nestled in the Strait of Georgia between British Columbia’s mainland and Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands are a hiker’s paradise, each boasting an eclectic character and an array of flora and fauna unique to the temperate climate of the southern West Coast of Canada.

Nestled in the Strait of Georgia between British Columbia’s mainland and Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands are a hiker’s paradise, each boasting an eclectic character and an array of flora and fauna unique to the temperate climate of the southern West Coast of Canada.

Discover the panoramic views, inviting beaches and friendly hospitality of the Gulf Islands―all within a short distance. Buy the Paperback Book Hiking The Gulf Islands Of British Columbia: 4th Edition by Charles Kahn atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.

Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia (Book): Kahn, Charles: Nestled in the rain shadow of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands bask in the mildest climate in Canada, a mini-Mediterranean that fosters an abundance of plant and animal species seen nowhere else.

Throw in panoramic views, inviting beaches and friendly hospitality - all just a short ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria. Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Expanded Third Edition (Paperback; ISBN): Nestled in the rain shadow between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands bask in the mildest climate in Canada, a mini-Mediterranean that f.

Nestled in the Strait of Georgia between British Columbia’s mainland and Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands are a hiker’s paradise, each boasting an eclectic character and an array of flora and fauna unique to the temperate climate of the southern West Coast of.

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User Tag List: Reply. Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: post #1 of OldAM Thread Starter. carmen. Headed for the Mountains. Join Date: Sep Speckling the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, the Southern Gulf Islands are easy to access. While float planes are faster, the meandering BC Ferries services to Salt Spring, Pender, Galiano, Saturna and Mayne will leave you feeling as though time has stopped—and, when the summer sea breeze catches your hair like you’ve left your big-city hassles back at port.

Hiking along the beach at Sidney Spit, Sidney Island. S afe and scenic are two good adjectives to describe trails you’ll find on the Gulf Islands, from easy headland strolls in places like Campbell Bay on Mayne Island, Beaver Point on Salt Spring and Thompson Community Park on Saturna, to stunning mountain ridge views from the top of the Gulf Islands’ world on islands like Galiano (Bodega.

Charles Kahn’s Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing) was written with the goal of being an informative guide to hiking the many trails located in the Gulf Islands, and Kahn succeeded.

The book is quite simple to use: it’s divided into chapters, each one covering a different island, providing information on how to get to the island, accommodation options, maps. A bestseller for many years, the book is in its eighth updated edition now.

Advertisement. Story continues below. Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Charles Kahn |. Gulf Islands National Park Reserve houses a portion of British Columbia's beautiful southern Gulf Islands archipelago. These islands have a mediterranean-like climate, and is one of the most ecologically diverse areas in Canada.

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The Gulf Islands are the islands in the Strait of Georgia (also known as the Salish Sea or the Gulf of Georgia), between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. According to BC Geographical Names (BCGNIS) the name "Gulf Islands" was originally intended and commonly understood to refer to the archipelago at the southern end of the Strait of Georgia—from Gabriola.

Captain Vancouver claimed the islands for the British Crown, and referred to them as being located in a “gulf.” While the Gulf Islands are clearly not in a gulf, the name stuck. In the same year, Spanish and British cartographic expeditions also explored the area, intent on finding a passage to the northwest Atlantic.

Premier Listings: Hiking & Backpacking on Vancouver Island & BC Islands Hiking on Vancouver Island Welcome to hiking heaven. Criss-crossing the island, old logging roads and hiking trails provide easy access to alpine areas and inspiring mountain scenery.

Less challenging than backpacking, day hikes provide lifetime memories of peaceful walks, bird watching and. “Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia” 4 th edition is just out and is a comprehensive guide to hiking options on the various B.C.

Gulf Islands. Fifteen Islands are included and they range from Bowen Island near Vancouver to the east up to Quadra and Cortes to the north and Saltspring and South Pender to the south. Hiking in the Gulf Islands, British Columbia. Safe and scenic are two good adjectives to describe trails you’ll find on the Gulf Islands, from easy headland strolls in places like Campbell Bay on Mayne Island, Beaver Point on Salt Spring and Thompson Community Park on Saturna, to stunning mountain ridge views from the top of the Gulf Islands’ world on islands like Galiano (Bodega Ridge.

A Guide To Cycling the Gulf Islands in British Columbia Victoria and the Gulf Island s are known for their mild temperatures, sunny days and low rainfall, especially in the summer.

Cycling the Gulf Islands and the Victoria area via dedicated bike paths on Vancouver Island and generally quiet side roads in the Gulf Islands provide the visitor. Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. 4th Edition. by Charles Kahn. A separate chapter is dedicated to each island in the Strait of Georgia–including the often-overlooked Texada, Lasqueti and Thetis islands plus Bowen Island at the entrance to Howe Sound–and trail .ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Edited by Margaret Tessman.

Rev. edition published under title: Hiking the Gulf Islands. Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia: 4th Edition: Kahn, Charles: Books - ews: 3.