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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

Licenses are required for fishing in fresh or saltwater, crabbing, or shellfish harvesting. In downtown Vancouver fishing licenses can be purchased at The Bay department-store, sports section (on the corner of Granville and Georgia) or at the Army and Navy department store in the combat zone between Gastown and Chinatown. Outside of the city most sporting goods shops sell licenses. Proceeds go towards management of Canada’s fisheries resources.

The fines for fishing without a license, over-harvesting or disregarding size limits are very hefty and most Canadians support even more egregious enforcement.

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