Where to See Wildlife on Vancouver Island


174 pages
Contains Photos, Maps, Index
ISBN 1-55017-160-7
DDC 591.9711





Illustrations by Martin Nichols
Reviewed by David Allinson

David Allinson is the president of the Rocky Point Bird Observatory in Victoria, B.C.


This thoroughly enjoyable guide to 50 wildlife-viewing locales, by
award-winning nature journalist Kim Goldberg, is packed with excellent
color photographs and lucid maps. Well-organized, with a south-to-north
orientation from Sooke to Port Hardy, the book includes for each
location interesting bits of natural-history trivia as well as a local
calendar of events, contact phone numbers, addresses, and Web sites. A
handy appendix entitled “Vancouver Island Top 40” lists the best
locations for viewing particular wildlife species. Checklists of
mammals, birds, butterflies, and herpetiles round out the guide, which
is recommended for visiting and native nature enthusiasts who are keen
to discover the great outdoors on Vancouver Island.


Goldberg, Kim., “Where to See Wildlife on Vancouver Island,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed February 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/3604.