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Victoria Book Launch: Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail on Tuesday, April 28


Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:15pm

Maria I. Bremner describes the North Coast of Vancouver Island as "a rugged, harsh and stunningly beautiful landscape… a stranger who keeps her secrets tight, and a friend who always offers unexpected gifts." Bremner is launching her book, Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail: Hiking Vancouver Island's Wildest Coast  with a presentation and book signing in Victoria at Bolen Books (#111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria) on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00pm.

Part trail map, part field guide, part regional history, Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail is the first comprehensive guidebook about one of the West Coast's most iconic destinations: Cape Scott Provincial Park and the recently completed North Coast Trail: a jewel at the northern reaches of Vancouver Island.

In her book, Bremner details the expanses of trails that travel along the weather-beaten coastline through bog, rainforest and estuary ecosystems. These trails range in difficulty  from short day hikes to the rewarding—though intense—North Coast Trail, which takes about five to eight days to complete. The book contains full-colour images of the scenery, wildlife and botany of the area, as well as archival and contemporary images depicting the history and culture of the North Island. It also has dozens of handy checklists, charts and maps. With Bremner's expert advice and impeccable research, this book makes the park accessible and trip planning a breeze.


Maria I. Bremner has been an avid hiker, nature enthusiast and writer all her life. She studied English and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and has extensive experience hiking the trails of Vancouver Island. Cape Scott has held a special place in her heart since her first visit in 1998. Originally from the Comox Valley, she now lives in Victoria, BC.


Partial proceeds from the sale of this book support the work of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and their coastal wolf research.


For more information about this free event, drop by Bolen Books at #111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria or go to their website at www.bolen.bc.ca.