Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips Volume Two by Laurel Archer ISBN 9781926855042 6 x 9 Inches (US 396 pages paperback $29.95 (CAD)
This second volume of the guidebook series Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips describes in detail 7 spectacular northern BC paddling routes over 11 phenomenal rivers, and is designed to provide canoeists with all the information they require to plan a river trip appropriate to their skill level and special interests. Each route includes: a summary of the main attractions; where to start and finish along the river; trip length in days and kilometres; required maps; suggestions about when to go; and star ratings for difficulty and for historical and recreational value. Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume Two covers numerous routes—some never documented in any publication before—including the Spatsizi, Upper and Lower Stikine, Tatshenshini/Alsek, Turnagain, Kechika, Toad, Liard, Tuchodi and Muskwa rivers. The book provides paddlers of all types with a variety of river trips to choose from based on comprehensive and comparative information as well as detailed and specific navigational notes to aid them along their chosen route.
Archer’s latest guidebook, Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips, Volume Two, resonates with passion and experience. This chunky 370-page book covers seven river trips in exhaustive detail. While a tad overwhelming at first, a clever “River Routes at a Glance” table gives key details like length, access logistics, season, difficulty and various attributes. From there, the prospective paddler can decide between the relatively easy, wildlife-rich Spatsizi River and the expert-only, whitewater-intensive Tatshenshini, and everything in between.—Conor Mehill, Canoe & Kayak