Canada's West Coast


128 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 1-55153-202-6
DDC 917.11'1044'0222




Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is the financial and budget manager of the University of
British Columbia Library.


This beautiful coffee-table book features more than 130 stunning colour
photographs of British Columbia’s spectacular coastal area. Most
occupy a full page, and each is a masterwork of the photographer’s
art. The views range from Vancouver to the Salmon Glacier, north of
Stewart, on the mainland B.C. coastline, plus the Gulf Islands, the east
and west coasts of Vancouver Island, and the Queen Charlottes. Subjects
include landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes showing the coast in all
seasons, weathers, and moods, as well as wildlife, native plants, and
First Nations art forms. Short essays introduce each subject or
area-based grouping, and the book as a whole. This is a volume to savour
and contemplate for its artistic merit and for greater understanding and
appreciation of the unique Pacific Coast experience.


Cheadle, Chris., “Canada's West Coast,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024,