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Wild Isle Guidebooks to coastal Vancouver Island BC Adventure

We're always hard at work researching new projects and updating current titles. Hikers, climbers and backcountry skiers are busy exploring new routes all over Vancouver Island and the west coast and we're excited to bring this news to you in our new editions. Here are some of the projects we are currently working on.

Island Alpine Climbing

Island Alpine Climbing

A Guide to Alpine Climbing on Vancouver Island

Island Alpine Climbing is the update to the current Island Alpine Select. This new book will focus on the technical alpine rock and ice climbs on Vancouver Island. There are dozens of new routes and along with the established classics a reworked layout will highlight some of the more popular climbs in greater detail. The concept of a 'select' guidebook will take on a new look to be announced.
Projected release: summer 2021

Strathcona Alpine

Strathcona Alpine

A Guide to the Mountains of Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island

Strathcona Alpine will be the first of three books that will replace the cherished but now out-of-print original Island Alpine. The focus will be on details of the hiking and scrambling routes on all the significant mountain peaks within Strathcona Park and to the west of the park - basically the central part of Vancouver Island. It will include the classic routes for all the Island Qualifiers but otherwise won't include 5th class climbs, those will be features in Island Alpine Climbing.
Projected release: summer 2021

North Island Alpine

North Island Alpine

A Guide to the Mountains of Northern Vancouver Island

North Island Alpine will be the second of three books that will replace the cherished but now out-of-print original Island Alpine. The focus will be on details of the hiking and scrambling routes on all the significant mountain peaks north of the Salmon and Gold rivers. It will include the classic routes for all the Island Qualifiers but otherwise won't include 5th class climbs, those will be features in Island Alpine Climbing.
Projected release: summer/fall 2021

Island Turns and Tours 2

Island Turns & Tours 2

A Guide to Backcountry Snowsports on Vancouver Island

Island Turns & Tours 2 is the new, updated version of the original Island Turns & Tours (2005). Like all the current Wild Isle guidebooks it will be in full colour with updated maps, hundreds of photographs and many more backcountry ski destinations. Like its predecessor the information will be useful for winter/spring hikers and snowshoers but the focus is firmly on skiing.
Projected release: T.B.A.

South Island Alpine

South Island Alpine

A Guide to the Mountains of Southern Vancouver Island

South Island Alpine will be the third in a new series of books that will finally replace the original Island Alpine (2003). It will include Mt Arrowsmith, Triple Peak and all the mountains south of a line from Comox Lake, Great Central Lake through Ursus Creek. Like the other two volumes in this series the focus will be on the hiking and scrambling routes to all the significant peaks in that area.
Projected release: T.B.A.

Island Turns and Tours 2

Coastal Hikes 2

A Guide to West Coast Hiking in British Columbia & Washington

Coastal Hikes 2 is the new, updated and long overdue version of the popular, original Coastal Hikes (2007). Like all the current versions of Wild Isle guidebooks it will be in full colour with updated maps, photographs and a new section on coastal day hikes. An invaluable trip planning guide to the best of west coast hiking.
Projected release: T.B.A.

Publication dates may change as there's a lot of work remaining to complete each of these books. But all the titles listed are in production as time allows so stay tuned for news of publication dates.

If you have route information that you would like to contribute or send hard copy by mail to:
Box 280
Quathiaski Cove
BC V0P 1N0

We may also be able to help with your next book project so get in touch. Read here for more details.

Island Alpine Select

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