Join Liz Bryan on 18 picturesque journeys through the diverse landscapes of the British Columbia Interior. Winding through sagebrush and forest, grassland plateaus and mountain valleys, beside river canyons and multicoloured volcanic rocks, these road trips reveal the rich variety of the province's geology and natural history and show how the strands of human history are closely interwoven with the land. First Nations, fur traders, explorers, gold miners, ranchers and homesteaders—all have left their mark.
Country Roads of British Columbia is an invitation to celebrate the province's scenic heartland and to learn a little of the history of this westernmost province. Driving instructions and maps complement the text, and Bryan's colour photographs show just how beautiful British Columbia is.
Liz Bryan explores and celebrates the amazing landscapes of British Columbia and traces the early history of this, Canada's western-most province. Through 18 picturesque country journeys, mostly in the Interior between the Rockies and the Coast Mountains, she takes readers through some of the most diverse and beautiful scenery in the country. British Columbia has everything: forests, rivers, lakes, grasslands, alpine peaks, sagebrush plateaus, desert valleys and badlands.This diversity can be explained in part by the province's remarkable geological history: it is not one land, but several, formed over time by unstoppable tectonic forces and modified by volcanic activity and glacial ice. In this title, much of the human history of the province, which closely follows the patterns of its geology, can be discovered along the network of roads stitching the province together. In this book, traces of the Native peoples' ancestral presence are found, along with those of the fur traders, explorers, gold miners, ranchers and homesteaders who settled here. This book offers an invitation to celebrate British Columbus' scenic heartland.
Driving instructions and maps complement the text, and Bryan's colour photographs demonstrate the spectacular beauty of British Columbia.