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The Wild Coast 3

A Kayaking, Hiking and Recreation Guide for BC's South Coast and East Vancouver Island

by John Kimantas

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non-classifiable, kayaking, hikes & walks
list price: $34.95
published: 2011
publisher: Whitecap Books

So far, John Kimantas' best-selling Wild Coast series has taken kayaking and outdoor enthusiasts along the north and west coast of Vancouver Island and British Columbia's central and north coast. The Wild Coast 3 completes, for the first time, a kayaking network across the entire B.C. Coast.

The Wild Coast 3 provides explorers with everything they need to know to journey along the south coast and east Vancouver Island, from Victoria to Port McNeill. Written from first-hand research, this point-by-point guide, designed for kayakers but usable by anyone on the coast, describes the details, hazards, geography, ecology, history, hikes and attractions of each location. Colorful maps and color photography accompany the text.

This book provides information for the following locations:

  • The Gulf Islands,
  • The Discovery Islands,
  • Sechelt Inlet,
  • Johnstone Strait,
  • Desolation Sound,
  • Knight Inlet,
  • Jervis Inlet,
  • Broughton Archipelago,
  • Quadra Island, and
  • Queen Charlotte Strait


Kayakers, adventurous travelers, curious tourists and armchair readers alike will find The Wild Coast 3 to be an indispensable guide to British Columbia's magnificent coast.

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Contributor notes

John Kimantas
has worked at several daily newspapers across Canada, beginning as a cub reporter in The Pas, Manitoba, in 1986, moving on to become a magazine editor in Ontario and then managing editor at a daily newspaper on Vancouver Island.

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John Kimantas

John Kimantas has been a journalist for more than 18 years and has written for newspapers across Canada. He is editor and owner of Coast & Kayak Magazine (formerly Wavelength) and the author of the Wild Coast series and the BC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boats Atlas series. He lives on Vancouver Island.
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