Aitchison, Catherine J. Birder Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 2001. This spiral-bound field guide details 350 species recorded in the region and provides detailed directions to the best viewing spots.
Copeland, Craig and Cathy. Done in a Day: Whistler: The 10 Premier Hikes. Canmore: hikingcamping.com, 2007. A detailed look at 10 of the most popular day hikes in and around Whistler .
Kimantas, John. BC Coastal Recreation and Small Boat Guide. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 2007. A two-volume, splash-proof atlas set that is an essential tool for kayakers.
Patton, Brian, and Bart Robinson. Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. Banff: Summerthought Publishing, 2007. This regularly updated guide, first published in 1971, covers 230 hiking trails and 3,400 kilometers (2,100 miles) in the Canadian Rockies .
Pratt-Johnson, Betty. 151 Dives in the Protected Waters of British Columbia and Washington State. Vancouver: Adventure Publishing, 2007. This book is the best source of detailed information on diving in British Columbia .
Schreiner, John. John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 2007. A useful tool for travelers focusing their attention on local wineries. Includes information on wine styles, the climate, and the industry in general.
Woodsworth, Glenn. Hot Springs of Western Canada. West Vancouver: Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1997. Details every known hot springs in western Canada, including both commercial and undeveloped sites. A short history, directions, and practicalities are given for each one.