A Season on Vancouver Island

By (author): Bill Arnott
ISBN 9781771605779
Softcover | Publication Date: September 27, 2022
Book Dimensions: 4.25 in. x 6.75 in.
216 Pages

About the Book

“Arnott weaves an eloquent and delightful tapestry of sights, sounds and scents arising from the Island earth. Indigenous histories and places are woven intricately throughout, creating a sense of timelessness.” —Cheryl Alexander, award winning author of Takaya: Lone Wolf “From spruce trees standing like wizards and ‘the language of ravens’ to tongue-in-cheek wisdom – ‘one milkshake is never enough’ – Arnott weaves an evocative dream of memory and place.” 

 “From spruce trees standing like wizards and ‘the language of ravens’ to tongue-in-cheek wisdom – ‘one milkshake is never enough’ – Arnott weaves an evocative dream of memory and place.” —D. L. Stephen, author of Edward Feuz Jr: A Story of Enchantment

“Bill Arnott’s A Season on Vancouver Island is a lyrical journey that immerses us in the richness and diversity of West Coast island life. A joyful, enchanting, insightful read for Island explorers and residents alike.” —Michael Schauch, award-winning author of A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya

“A book-lover’s dream story, A Season on Vancouver Island is a must-have, both for newcomers and for readers already familiar with this regal region.” —Cristy Watson, award-winning author of eight novels, including Locked Up and On Cue

“Delightful observations, captivating imagery and brilliant wit.” —Angela deJong, author of Be Free: Mountains, Mishaps and Miracles in Africa “Arnott’s book sparkles with playful, pointillist prose. It feels like a road trip with your witty and erudite best friend.” 

 “Arnott’s book sparkles with playful, pointillist prose. It feels like a road trip with your witty and erudite best friend.” —Graydon Hazenberg, author of Pedalling To Kailash: Cycling Adventures and Misadventures Across the Roof of the World

“This book is witty and clever, useful and informative.” —P.W. Bridgman, Pushcart Prize-nominee author of The Four-Faced Liar and Idiolect

 “Through the expressive pen of Bill Arnott, Vancouver Island transmutes to poetry, and travel becomes song.” —Emily Taylor Smith, award-winning author of No Thanks, I Want to Walk: Two Months on Foot Around New Brunswick and the Gaspé

“With wit, charm and a lyrical lilt, Bill Arnott takes readers on a new quest, exploring the nooks and valleys of Vancouver Island.” —Ian Cognitō, author of Animusings and, with Anne Marie Carson, Interchange 

“From ferry rides to ocean swims, and from present-day insights to childhood memories, this book captures the uniqueness of Island life and one man’s joyful attempt to experience it all.”—Christina Myers, bestselling author of The List of Last Chances

About the Author(s)

Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of Gone Viking: A Travel Saga, Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries, and A Season on Vancouver Island. He’s been awarded by the ABF International Book Awards, Firebird Book Awards, Whistler Book Awards, and received The Miramichi Reader’s Very Best Book Award for nonfiction. His column-series "Bill Arnott’s Beat" appears in magazines around the globe, and for his expeditions Bill’s been granted a Fellowship at London’s Royal Geographical Society. When not trekking the planet with a small pack, journal, and laughably outdated camera phone, or showing off his cooking skills as a culinary school dropout, Bill can be found on Canada’s west coast, making music and friends.

Reviews

“Arnott weaves an eloquent and delightful tapestry of sights, sounds and scents arising from the Island earth. Indigenous histories and places are woven intricately throughout, creating a sense of timelessness.” —Cheryl Alexander, award winning author of Takaya: Lone Wolf

“From spruce trees standing like wizards and ‘the language of ravens’ to tongue-in-cheek
wisdom – ‘one milkshake is never enough’ – Arnott weaves an evocative dream of memory and place.” —D. L. Stephen, author of Edward Feuz Jr: A Story of Enchantment

“Bill Arnott’s A Season on Vancouver Island is a lyrical journey that immerses us in the richness and diversity of West Coast island life. A joyful, enchanting, insightful read for Island explorers and residents alike.” —Michael Schauch, award-winning author of A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya

“A book-lover’s dream story, A Season on Vancouver Island is a must-have, both for newcomers and for readers already familiar with this regal region.” —Cristy Watson, award-winning author of eight novels, including Locked Up and On Cue

“Delightful observations, captivating imagery and brilliant wit.” —Angela deJong, author of Be Free: Mountains, Mishaps and Miracles in Africa

“Arnott’s book sparkles with playful, pointillist prose. It feels like a road trip with your witty and
erudite best friend.” —Graydon Hazenberg, author of Pedalling To Kailash: Cycling Adventures and Misadventures Across the Roof of the World

“This book is witty and clever, useful and informative.” —P.W. Bridgman, Pushcart Prize-nominee author of The Four-Faced Liar and Idiolect

“Through the expressive pen of Bill Arnott, Vancouver Island transmutes to poetry, and travel becomes song.” —Emily Taylor Smith, award-winning author of No Thanks, I Want to Walk: Two Months on Foot Around New Brunswick and the Gaspé

“With wit, charm and a lyrical lilt, Bill Arnott takes readers on a new quest, exploring the nooks
and valleys of Vancouver Island.” —Ian Cognitō, author of Animusings and, with Anne Marie Carson, Interchange

“From ferry rides to ocean swims, and from present-day insights to childhood memories, this book captures the uniqueness of Island life and one man’s joyful attempt to experience it all.” —Christina Myers, bestselling author of The List of Last Chances