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Table of Contents
Hiking
Backpacking
Cycle Touring
Weekend Getaways
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching
Salmon Watching
Cave Exploring
River Rafting
Sea Kayaking
Canoeing
Appendix: Getting There
Ramblings
Seasons in the Sun
About the Author
The Critic's Voice
" Great book. Has a little bit of everything (places to hike, kayak, day tour, etc.), super informative and practical (conditions of camp sites, pubs to go to or avoid, etc.), and has awesome factoids about local flora/fauna and Aboriginal culture on the margins. Great for anyone interested in the BC outdoors! "
Frida Fantastic at goodreads.com
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Vanilla Leaf
While modern adventurers smear their skin with toxic chemicals to keep pesky bugs at bay, natives of the Pacific Northwest took a less carcinogous approach. The fresh-squeezed juice of common Vanilla Leaf was applied to fend off mosquitos and black flies. Dried leaves, smelling faintly of vanilla, were hung in bunches about the longhouse for the same purpose. A potion of boiled Vanilla Leaf was used to wash bedding to eliminate bed bugs and mites and as a hair treatment to fend off lice and fleas. Look for Vanilla Leaf at trailside in heavy forest wherever moisture accumulates.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Have Bike, Will Travel. Explore ten unique landscapes by bicycle on both sides of the border in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands. Peddled out? Many of these rural roads can be explored on foot as well.
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1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 7082
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 38239
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 20618
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 8179
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 9430
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 21801
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 24204
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 11048
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 15371
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 27313
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5891
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4629
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6299
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4838
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4950
 

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