Even before he left his post as assistant editor at the News Bulletin, John Kimantas was already exploring the extensive coastline of Vancouver Island.
After circumnavigating the Island, Kimantas turned his experiences and photographs into a series of books – and continues to do so with his latest The BC Coast Explorer.
The first volume covers the west coast of northern Vancouver Island, from Port Hardy to Bamfield.
Inside are the same colourful maps, stunning photography and detailed information that made Kimantas’s earlier books, The Wild Coast, so popular.
The author includes activities of all kinds, including diving and hiking, in addition to kayak launch points, safe routes and popular campsites. Using first-hand knowledge, Kimantas includes not-to-miss places with details why they remain so special, plus history of the area, such as First Nation villages, history and culture.
Kimantas lets the beauty of Vancouver Island speak for itself, inspiring explorers to head out into the rugged landscape and formulate their own journeys and stories.
You can’t help but want to feel the sun and wind on your skin after reading this guidebook.
Author: John Kimantas
Published by: Wild Coast Publishing
Available at: Local bookstores
List price: $34.95