BC Guidebooks

 These guidebooks are either currently available or out of print. Suggestions for additions are welcome.

 

REGION NAME NOTES AUTHOR IN PRINT?
         
All of BC
Canoe Trips British Columbia
Includes day trips and multiday, river,
lake and ocean
Jack Wainwright
Yes
         
Southwest BC
Whitewater in Southwest British Columbia
Written for kayakers, Grade II and up
Claudia Schwab
Yes
         
Vancouver & Area
The Vancouver Paddler
Local canoeing and kayaking,
river, lake and ocean
Glen Stedham Yes
         
Northern BC
Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips
Volume 1
Written specifically for canoe tripping
Laurel Archer
Yes
         
Northern BC
Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips
Volume 2
Written specifically for canoe tripping
Laurel Archer
Yes
         
Northwest BC
Rockin' Whitewater - A Guide to
Paddling in NW BC
Includes novice & intermediate
whitewater runs
Tania Millen
Yes
         
Series for all
of BC
Backroads Mapbooks
Good maps for exploring regions in BC
Includes paddling routes,
with minimal detail
Musio Ventures
Yes
         
Central BC
Northwest Brigade Paddling Guidebook
Good guidebook - more information
is needed on availability and sales
   
         
North Columbia
/Kootenay
Canadian Rockies Whitewater
- Central Rockies
Mostly for Alberta rivers, but includes
upper Fraser and Columbia drainage
in BC.
Stuart Smith
No
         
Kootenays
Canadian Rockies Whitewater
- Southern Rockies
Includes Alberta rivers,
but at least half is for BC
Stuart Smith
No
         
Vancouver Island
Whitewater Trips for Kayakers, Canoeists,
and Rafters in British Columbia
Early series with the most
popular river runs
Betty Pratt-
Johnston
No
         
Kootenays
Whitewater Trips for Kayakers, Canoeists,
and Rafters in British Columbia
Golden to Cranbrook to
Boundary Region
Betty Pratt-
Johnston
No
         
Southwestern BC
Whitewater Trips for Kayakers, Canoeists,
and Rafters in British Columbia
Vancouver to Thompson Region
Betty Pratt-
Johnston
No
         
Cariboo, Chilcotin,
Yellowhead
Whitewater Trips for Kayakers, Canoeists,
and Rafters in British Columbia
Central BC
Betty Pratt-
Johnston
No
         
Southwest BC
Whitewater in BC's Southwest
Written for kayakers
Steve Crowe &
Jim Hnatiak
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