Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island – Revised Edition

ISBN 9781771606974
Softcover | Publication Date: April 16, 2024
176 Pages

About the Book

This bestselling, full-colour guide to some of Vancouver Island’s most enjoyable coastal walks continues to be the ultimate resource for locals and visitors.

Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island is the perfect book for those who love to explore the seashore but also love walking through forests and seaside meadows. Whether discovering inviting stretches of sandy beach, hiking along rugged cliffs, or strolling through quiet estuaries, visitors to these trails will usually be far away from the crowds that choose to drive directly to the more popular, touristy beaches.

Some of the walks included are:

  • Keeha Beach
  • West Coast Trail
  • Botanical Beach
  • Mystic Beach
  • Mill Bay Nature Park
  • Maple Grove Park Cowichan Estuary
  • Ladysmith Marine Walk
  • Rathtrevor Beach
  • Alberni Inlet Trail
  • Schooner Cove
  • Oyster Bay
  • Blinkhorn Trail

Each of the walks in this book is accompanied by a colourful, easy-to-follow map and step-by-step descriptions of what to expect. By scanning through the clearly presented information, walkers can select an easy, level route suitable for all abilities, or a challenging wilderness trail perfect for the more adventurous. In addition, they can look at the full-colour photographs accompanying each description in order to choose the most enticing outing.

A large-scale planning map of Vancouver Island makes driving strategies easy, whether to the relatively sheltered east coast or the wild and rugged west coast. Complete with full-colour photos and maps, Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island is the only book of its kind, and it will serve locals and tourists alike as an invaluable guide for lovers of both lush, coastal forests and ocean shores.

About the Author(s)

Theo Dombrowski is an artist, writer, kayaker, hiker, mountain biker, and skier. He worked in international education for most of his career, primarily at Lester Pearson College, near Victoria, BC. Theo is the author of numerous bestselling guidebooks published by RMB, including Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island – Revised Edition, Popular Day Hikes: Vancouver Island – Revised Edition, Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo – Revised Edition, and Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins Sans Frontières. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.