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In 1914, the Sicamous was the epitome of elegant, efficient travel in the Okanagan, and one of the finest vessels ever to operate on British Columbia's inland waters, carrying passengers, mail, express, and prized fruit. The Naramata served the Okanagan for fifty-three years and now is the last of the surviving steam tugs to remain in the interior of British Columbia.
This multi-functional reference is a useful tool to find information about history-related organizations and programs and to contact those working in history across the country.
Highway 97 winds its way from the high desert plains of northern California to the Yukon-British Columbia border, making it North America's longest north-south road. Author Jim Couper takes you on a spectacular guided tour from one end of this unsung highway to the other, mixing historical anecdotes with information on colourful local events and must-see points of interest. From hot springs to volcanoes, dynamic cities to ghost towns, Highway 97 holds surprises and charms at every turn. Take in the lava
This book focuses on the main challenges that cities, regions and other territories at sub-national level face when it comes to designing and implementing a territorial strategy for economic development and competitiveness. There is a widespread recognition that territories need to construct strategies that focus on shaping sustainable competitive advantages. To do this they draw upon their own unique resources and capabilities alongside intelligence on existing technological and market trends. However, there is still a notorious lack of both theoretical
R.G. (Bob) Harvey tells the stories of the road through the Okanagan Valley, the highway alongside Kootenay Lake and the Crows Nest Railway. He also looks at how the challenge of moving people and cars over water was met, from river ferries running on human power or the force of the current to the 1,000-hp ferries on Interior lakes.
The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate guide to this vast and varied land. With plenty of recommendations for things to see and do, from Toronto and Montreal to Vancouver, and from the east coast to the far north, you'll discover all the best this country has to offer. This guide is packed with practical advice on exploring Canada's great outdoors, from hiking or skiing in the Rockies to canoeing through British Columbia's lakes, and from whale watching to
From lush wilderness to urban adventure The Rough Guide to Canada is your definitive guide to this diverse country. The latest section introduces the best Canada has to offer, from cosmopolitan Toronto to the thundering Niagra and the country’s spectacular natural wonders. This revised 6th edition contains insider tips and new sections on national parks, art and architecture. The guide includes plenty of practical information on Canada’s amazing array of outdoor pursuits including sailing and fishing in the
British Columbia is filled with vibrant cities, secluded beaches, and old-growth rainforests. Experience the best of this wild and beautiful province with Moon British Columbia. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from one week in Vancouver and Victoria to a two-week tour of the entire province Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, foodies and wine lovers, families, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Try to spot wild bears, moose, and elk, go whale-watching on the Pacific, or snorkel with seals. Learn
Like John Muir, David Pitt-Brooke stepped out for a walk one morning—a long walk of a thousand kilometres or more through the arid valleys of southern interior British Columbia. He went in search of beauty and lost grace in a landscape that has seen decades of development and upheaval. In Crossing Home Ground he reports back, providing a day-by-day account of his journey’s experiences, from the practical challenges—dealing with blisters, rain and dehydration—to sublime moments of
The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate travel guide to this staggeringly beautiful country with detailed coverage of all the top attractions. Inspired by stunning photography and insightful background information, discover both the urban and the wild with expert guidance on exploring everything from the glistening skyscrapers of Toronto, the restaurants of Montreal and the laid-back ambience of Vancouver, to the spectacular Niagra falls and the rolling plains of the Prairies. You'll find specialist information on a host of