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BC Car-Free:

Exploring Southwestern

British Columbia

Without a Car

by Brian Grover

  The entire 340 page outdoor guidebook BC Car-Free: Exploring Southwestern British Columbia Without a Car is now posted online for the benefit of all. For less than the price of a tank of gas, BC Car-Free will introduce you to the finest in outdoor recreation that coastal British Columbia has to offer. All excursions begin in Vancouver, British Columbia and can be undertaken without a car, using existing public transportation infrastructure. Topics include hiking, kayaking, backpacking, cycle touring, whale watching, horseback riding, birding, river rafting, canoeing and cave exploring. To begin exploring, look no further than the Table of Contents on your left.
 

Just the Facts...

  • 340 pages
  • 94 separate trips
  • 52 maps
  • 130 photos
  • 25 sidebar illustrations
 

12 activities including...

  • Hiking - 41 Trips
  • Backpacking - 10 Trips
  • Ocean Kayaking - 13 Trips
  • Cycle Touring - 10 Trips
  • River Rafting - 3 Rivers
  • Horseback Riding - 1 Location
  • Cave Exploring - 3 Caves
  • Canoeing - 1 Trip
  • Whale Watching - 3 Locations
  • Birding - 5 Species
  • Salmon Watching - 3 Locations
  • Getaways - 3 Trips

A novel technology was deployed to place the maps online in a somewhat readable fashion. A bit of JavaScript was then used to hide maps within each page. For this reason JavaScript must be enabled in order to access the maps. Click the link to view map full screen. Here's a sample:

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Geography

For those visiting from overseas [and those locals who flunked geography] the next three maps show various perspectives on the locale embraced by the content in BC Car-Free: Exploring Southwestern British Columbia Without a Car.

Click to View Overview Map

Click to View Provincial Perspective

Click to View Zoomed-in Map

Signs and Symbols Used on the Maps

For the most part map symbols should be self-explanatory. Refer to the legend below when ambiguity strikes.

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Notable Quotes

...to exercise the existing transportation infrastructure while exploring the great outdoors, is an exceptional concept.

-- Traveller's Voice Book Review