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adventure guidebooks & history on Vancouver Island
Wild Isle Guidebooks to coastal Vancouver Island BC Adventure

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Island Turns and Tours

Island Turns and Tours - 2nd Edition

A Guide to Backcountry Snowsports
in the Vancouver Island Alps

Island Turns and Tours describes the best backcountry ski tours in the mountains of Vancouver Island BC, including Strathcona Provincial Park. Details describe day trips, multi-day tours to plan winter and spring mountain trips on skis, split-snowboards and snowshoes. Tips for finding the best terrain for descents along with important safety information.
Now accepting orders for mid-October 2023 delivery.

2024 edition
512 pages - pb. - colourphotos, maps -6"x9"
packaged in cartons TBD
Retail $66.95

Island Alpine Select

Island Alpine Climbing

A Guide to Climbs and Scrambles
in the Vancouver Island Alps

Island Alpine Climbing describes in detail the alpine scrambles, rock and ice climbing routes on 40 of Vancouver Island’s finest mountain peaks. Now accepting advance orders for delivery June 2021 More info>

2021 edition
448 pages - full colour- pb. 6" x 9"
packaged in cartons of 16
Retail: $56.95

Quadra Island Rock Climbs

Exploring Strathcona Park

A Guide to British Columbia's First Provincial Park

This full colour guidebook describes the trails and backcountry routes that have made Strathcona Park famous for it's world-class hiking. From the roadside loop trails to week-long expeditions Exploring Strathcona Park unlocks the keys to one of British Columbia's best kept secrets. More info>

2018 edition, 448 pages - full colour- pb. 6" x 9"
packaged in cartons of 16
Retail: $56.95

Quadra Island Rock Climbs

Crest Creek Rock Climbs

A Guide to Vancouver Island's Coolest Climbing Area

A full colour guidebook to over 200 free and 50 aid climbs at Crest Creek in Strathcona Provincial Park, BC. This guidebook is informative, visually stunning, seasoned with sardonic humour and features side-bars, memoirs & artwork from key local contributors.

The Heathens and Wild Isle have crafted an entertaining guide that introduces us to the unique characters who have made Crest Creek a special place to climb.

2017 edition, 180 pages - full colour- pb. 6" x 9"
packaged in cartons of 40
Retail: $34.95

Quadra Island Rock Climbs

Quadra Island Rock Climbs

A Guide to Sport Climbing on Quadra Island

Quadra Island Rock Climbs describes 200 climbing routes at Chinese Mountains, Morte Lake and on Breton Island. Access maps, photo topos and detailed route descriptions provide all the information needed to explore the crags of this island jewel.

2018 edition

64 pages - black and white - pb. 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN 978-0-9680766-9-9
Retail $18.95

Strathcona 2010 Centennial Expedition

Strathcona 2010 Centennial Expedition

by Philip Stone

The journal of the 2010 Strathcona Centennial Expedition that retraced the journey of the 1910 Strathcona Discovery Expedition that led to the formation of British Columbia’s first Provincial Park.

110 pages -full colour photographs & maps - paperback - 8.5x10.5"
- first edition 2012
ISBN 978-0-9680766-1-3
Retail $49.95

Strathcona 1910 Discovery Expedition

Strathcona 1910 Discovery Expedition

by Harry McClure Johnson

The journal of the 1910 Strathcona Discovery Expedition that travelled by canoe and on foot through the wilderness heart of Vancouver Island leading to the establishment of British Columbia’s first Provincial Park. With archival photographs by Frank Ward. Introduction by Philip Stone.

8.5x10.5" - 175 pages - paperback
black and white photographs & maps - first edition 2012
ISBN 978-0-9680766-0-6
Retail $49.95

Strathcona 1910 Discovery Expedition

Alpine Flowers of Vancouver Island

Map-style field guide.
- Hans Roemer

This light, water-proof and tear-proof 51cm x 66cm (20" x 26") duplex, fold out colour photo identification pamphlet is unique in being specifically about Vancouver Island's alpine plants.
Hans Roemer, PhD, brings to this publication more than 35 years of professional experience as a Botanist/Ecologist with the BC Government and as a consultant.  Also a mountaineer, Hans' succinct text about the usual habitats of these 86 species is distilled from his years of experience as a field botanist in our Island mountains.

2 pages - waterproof-tearproof - 20"x26"
colour photos - first edition 2010
ISBN 978-0-9865207-0-9

Strathcona 1910 Discovery Expedition

Towards the Unknown Mountains

an autobiography from the Canadian wilderness frontier

by Rob Wood

From youthful days in the hills of Britain and big wall climbing in Yosemite, the author's search for unique mountain adventure leads him to pioneering ice climbs in the Canadian Rockies and to new routes on Baffin Island and in the BC Coast Range. Here Rob Wood focuses on winter ascents of Mt Waddington and Mt Colonel Foster in Strathcona Park, where he learns how the survival message can be used to help save this pristine wilderness from industrial enchroachment.

124 pages - hardcover - 9"x12"
colour and black & white photos - first edition 1991
ISBN 0-919537-18-9

Island Alpine

Island Alpine  - Out of print

A Guide to the Mountains of Strathcona Park and Vancouver Island

Island Alpine is the first comprehensive guidebook to the mountains of Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park. Featuring over 275 Island peaks, clearly illustrated by more than 550 photographs showing hiking, scrambling and climbing routes - Island Alpine is the Island hiker's and mountaineer's bible.

2003 edtion, 488 pages - black & white photos, maps - pb. - 6"x9"
packaged in cartons of 14

ISBN 0-9680766-5-3
Out of stock

Coastal Hikes

Coastal Hikes - Out of Print

A Guide to West Coast Hiking Trails in British Columbia and Washington State

This guidebook to coastal hiking in BC and Washington State features some well-known treks like the West Coast Trail and Cape Scott, along with some upstarts such as the Nootka Trail and Hesquiat Peninsula, which are only just gaining the hiking public’s attention. All of these hikes, regardless of their popularity, are very much wilderness in their character and location.

200 pages - black & white, colour photos, maps - pb. - 6"x9"
- first edition 2007

ISBN 978-0-96807-66-7-5
Out of stock

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