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Gary Backlund

author image Gary Backlund has helped organize the last four Vancouver Island Paddlefests held in Ladysmith, BC. He is a house designer and building consultant and has delivered workshops on housing maintenance for First Nation communities throughout BC and the Yukon. Gary and his daughter, Katherine are the volunteer wardens for the Woodley Range Ecological Reserve, the home of 29 rare plant species. Gary and his family own and operate a British Columbia Managed Forest. Gary also sits on the Cowichan Valley Regional District's Round Table on the Environment.


Book Cover Easykayaker: A Guide to Laid-back Vancouver Island Paddling
978-0-9687858-1-2 · 0-9687858-1-6 · February 2002 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
An excellent guide for planning family trips or for those who want to experience the soothing leisure of kayaking.
Book Cover Easykayaking Basics: A Paddling Handbook for the Pacific Northwest
978-1-55017-309-3 · 1-55017-309-X · April 2004 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
Friendly and accessible, this handy reference is essential for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of this sport, from those just starting out to those comfortable riding the currents.
Book Cover Kayaking Vancouver Island: Great Trips from Port Hardy to Victoria
978-1-55017-318-5 · 1-55017-318-9 · April 2003 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
Combine the wild beauty of its fjords and beaches with the reassuring proximity of civilization, and it's no wonder Vancouver Island is the most popular kayaking destination in the world.