Wayne loves to write, I love to read. It makes for a good match. I like reading about BC to learn more about the area. There are lots of book stores and stores that sell books in Powell River to feed my habit. One is Coles Books (shameless plug - they also carry Wayne's Coastal BC Stories). They always have a bargain table and I never pass it up. Here's one of the treasures I found.
British Columbia History Along the Highways and Waterways by Ted Stone is "a traveler's guide to the facinating facts, intriguing incidents and lively legends of Vancouver Island and the British Columbia coast." You can find it used at Amazon.ca or Amazon.com if you can't find it in your local bookstore.
The book is divided by regions: 1) Victoria and the South Island, 2) Vancouver and the Lower Fraser River, 3) Vancouver Island from Victoria to Cape Scott and 4) Coastal BC and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Each chapter begins with a brief history of the area and there are short vignettes about a historical fact, interesting person, place name or legend. Each describes a location you can reach by car (highway) or boat (waterway).
For the casual history buff, this is a great book and reference. So, if you are traveling to Coastal BC or are new to the area, it's one book to add to your collection. Have you read any books lately about British Columbia? I'd like to hear about them. Please add a comment with some of your favorites. -- Margy