The Pacific Rim Explorer: The Complete Guide


185 pages
Contains Illustrations, Index
ISBN 0-920620-77-9






Reviewed by Paul D. McEwan

Paul D. McEwan is a chartered accountant in Toronto.


Bruce Obee is a Vancouver Island writer who specializes in outdoors, travel, and environmental topics. After five years as a reporter, editor and staff correspondent, he began his free-lance career and has since had articles published in many Canadian and American periodicals including Nature Canada, Canadian Geographic, The New York Times, Toronto Star, and The Vancouver Sun. He is winner of the Tourism British Columbia Travel Writers Award and the Western Magazine Award for writing in the outdoors recreational field. He is an avid canoeist, bicyclist, boater, and angler and lives in Brentwood with his wife and two daughters.

The Pacific Rim area of southwest Vancouver Island has a wealth of attractions for hikers, beachcombers, fishermen, canoeists, kayakers, wind surfers, naturalists, sightseers, and anyone who loves the outdoors. Until now, however, there has been no comprehensive guide to the area. The Pacific Rim Explorer fulfills that need by providing detailed information on hiking trails, beaches, campgrounds, and villages offering accommodation, port facilities, and other amenities for visitors. There are also sections on transportation, fishing, canoeing, weather, wildlife, local history, backroad routes, suggested tours, appropriate clothing, and other useful information. This book is especially recommended to vacationers seeking something a little adventurous and unusual.


Obee, Bruce, “The Pacific Rim Explorer: The Complete Guide,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 26, 2024,