Adventurers & Explorers

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Aloha Wanderwell

By Christian Fink-Jensen & Randolph Eustace-Walden

In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the ... Read more

Bush Runner

By Mark Bourrie

WINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE • "Readers might well wonder if Jonathan Swift at his edgiest has been at work. "—RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation • "A remarkable biography of an even more remarkable 17th-century individual … Beautifully written and endlessly thought-provoking. ... Read more

Cataline

By Susan Smith-Josephy & Irene Bjerky

In the early days of British Columbia, pack trains of horses or mules were a lifeline for the early pioneer population. Explorers, trappers, traders, miners, merchants, workers and settlers and relied on them for the materials needed to live and work. Packers were also vital ... Read more

Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

By Susanna Pfisterer

is the enthralling true story of Jasper's Willi Pfisterer, a legend in the field of mountaineering and safety in the Rocky Mountains. For more than thirty years, Willi was an integral part of Jasper's alpine landscape, guiding climbers up to the highest peaks, and rescuing them ... Read more

Mountain Man

By Hiram Cody Tegart & Andrew Bruce Richards

Life was one big adventure for Hiram Cody Tegart. At times unbelievable and others just downright impressive, MOUNTAIN MAN is the celebration of a legend of a man and a legendary way of life that is quickly disappearing. Cody was born in 1950 on a ranch in BC?s Columbia Valley. ... Read more

North of Familiar

By Terry Milos

Adventure, family, and the wild - one woman's story of starting a family on the border of BC, the Yukon, and any semblance of human settlement. In 1974, Terry Milos moved to rural northern Canada, to pursue her dream of homesteading. Following the seventies trend of the back-to-landers, ... Read more

Ootsa Lake Odyssey

By Jay Sherwood

From the 1920s to 1952, George and Else Seel lived about sixty kilometres south of Burns Lake near the small farming settlement of Wistaria on the western shore of Ootsa Lake. Like many early twentieth century settlers who migrated to BC's Central Interior, the Seels came in ... Read more

Paddling South

By Rick Ranson

In the Fall of 1969, Rick Ranson and John Van Landeghem, both barely out of high school, took on the might of the Red and Mississippi Rivers to paddle a canoe from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to New Orleans, Louisiana. Combining high drama with hilarity, Ranson tells how the duo, ducked ... Read more

Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards, The

Edited by Linda Dorricott & Deidre Cullon

Captain Richards' journal is an account of three survey seasons on Vancouver Island aboard two British Navy ships, the HMS Plumper and the HMS Hecate. Between 1860 and 1862 Richards and his dedicated crew surveyed and charted the entire coastline of Vancouver Island, creating ... Read more

Rock, Paper, Fire

Edited by Marni Jackson & Tony Whittome
Introduction by Charlotte Gill

In the past few years, as writing about the outdoors has moved from a minority genre into the mainstream, climbers, adventurers, and environmental activists have gathered at the Banff Centre in the Canadian Rockies to explore their passions through writing. Now, their most inspired ... Read more