The Sunshine Coast: From Gibsons to Powell River

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The Sunshine Coast: From Gibsons to Powell River
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Hardcover, Harbour Publishing, 2011, ISBN13 9781550175523, ISBN10 1550175521

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Hardcover, Harbour Publishing, 2011, ISBN13 9781550175523, ISBN10 1550175521

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Hardcover, Harbour Publishing, 2011, ISBN13 9781550175523, ISBN10 1550175521

British Columbia's Sunshine Coast is a sublimely scenic 160-kilometre stretch of waterfront between Howe Sound and Desolation Sound, reached by a 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver. Join Howard White, award-winning humorist and lifelong coast denizen, on a guided tour from Gibsons, where the long-running TV series The Beachcombers was filmed, to Powell River, the largest community in the region. Along the way, sojourn in Roberts Creek, whose patron saint, the irrepressible Harry Roberts, invented the name "Sunshine Coast." Stop over in Sechelt, named for the Shi'sha'lh or Sechelt Nation who once occupied the bulk of the Sunshine Coast territory. Follow the seriously twisty highway to visit Pender Harbour, where some local fishing folk still do their Saturday shopping in kicker boats. Drop anchor in Princess Louisa Inlet, and discover why the likes of John Barrymore and Andrew Carnegie once came to marvel at its canyon-like splendour.
With paintings by local artists, poems by local poets, tall tales by local characters, miracles by Sechelt medicine men, tips on predicting the weather, a fair share of risque gossip about historical figures, a good mix of bold opinions and hard facts and over 150 beautiful colour photographs, The Sunshine Coast is a book to be treasured, not just by residents and visitors, but by anyone with an eye for fascinating places. First published in 1996, this fully revised edition contains updated text and all new photographs of coast life from the area's most talented photographers including Dean van't Schip and Keith Thirkell.

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Number of Pages: 160
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: White, Howard ,  Van't Schip, Dean ,  Thirkell, Keith
Book Format: Hardcover
Primary Shelf ID: 584186
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Publication Date: November, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781550175523
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.00 x 11.75 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1550175521
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