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Theo Dombrowski

Theo Dombrowski is an artist, writer, kayaker, hiker, mountain biker and skier. He worked in international education for most of his career, primarily at Lester Pearson College, near Victoria, BC. Theo is the author of numerous bestselling guidebooks published by RMB, including Popular Day Hikes: Vancouver Island – Revised and UpdatedSeaside Walks on Vancouver IslandFamily Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo and Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island – Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins sans frontières (MSF) International. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island - Volume 1: Victoria to Nanaimo
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Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps and colour photographs.

The first book in this highly anticipated new series assembles an impressive variety of walks and hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in the area between Victoria and Nanaimo, including:

  • Millstone Falls
  • Westwood Lake
  • Colliery Dam Park
  • Nanaimo River
  • Yellow Point Park
  • Chemainus Lake
  • Mount Tzouhalem
  • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
  • Niagara Falls and Goldstream Trestle Bridge
  • Tod Inlet
  • Mount Work
  • Beaver Lake
  • Mount Douglas
  • Devonian Park
  • Avatar Grove
  • Lizard Lake

Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Each route includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

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192 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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$20.00

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Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island - Volume 2: Nanaimo North to Strathcona Park
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Format: Paperback

Family Walks and Hikes is an exciting new series of books written specifically for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. These accurate, attractive guides feature expertly curated routes, informative maps and colour photographs.

The second book in this sure to be popular new series assembles an impressive variety of walks and hikes for visitors and locals looking for unique, guided wanderings in the area between northern Nanaimo and Strathcona Park, including:

  • Upper Myra Falls
  • Karst Creek
  • Quinsam River Beaver Ponds
  • Bear Creek Nature Park
  • Seal Bay
  • Stotan (Stokum) Falls
  • Lighthouse Country Regional Trail
  • Horne Lake Caves
  • Pacific Rim National Park Forest Trails
  • Stamp River Falls and Angler’s Trail
  • Log Train Trail
  • Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
  • Englishman River Estuary
  • Alberni Valley Lookout Trail
  • Ammonite Falls Regional Trail

Ranging from charmingly easy to moderately challenging, these hikes are all accessible from reliable roads and popular staging areas. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Each route includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

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192 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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$20.00

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Popular Day Hikes: Vancouver Island
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

This unique and colourful guidebook sorts through all of the various possibilities and selects for the reader the very best day hikes on Vancouver Island, with locations throughout the region, including:
- Carmanah Walbran
- Matheson Lake to Roche Cove
- Mount Finlayson
- Gowlland Tod Park Jocelyn Peak Loop
- Skutz Falls Loop
- Stocking Lake and Heart Lake
- Haslam Trail to Timberland Lake
- Top Bridge and Englishman River
- Mount Arrowsmith
- The Lakes of Forbidden Plateau

With hikes ranging from 6 km to 25 km and from easy to challenging, these routes are all accessible from generally reliable roads. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

Each hike includes:
- detailed directions to trailheads
- colour maps and photographs
- seasonal information
- round-trip distances
- trail commentary
- difficulty ratings

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144 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | Colour photos & maps | Revised & Updated 2019, 2nd Edition

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$20.00

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Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

This is the perfect book for those who love to explore the seashore but also love walking through forests and seaside meadows. Whether discovering inviting stretches of sandy beach, hiking along rugged cliffs or strolling through quiet estuaries, visitors to these trails will usually be far away from the crowds who chose to drive directly to the more popular, touristy beaches.

Each of the walks in this book is accompanied by a colourful, easy-to-follow map and step by step descriptions of what to expect. By scanning through the clearly presented information, walkers can select an easy, level route suitable for all abilities, or a challenging wilderness trail perfect for the more adventurous. In addition they can look at the full-colour photographs accompanying each description in order to choose the most enticing outing.

A large-scale planning map of Vancouver Island makes driving strategies easy, whether to the relatively sheltered east coast or the wild and rugged west coast. Complete with full-colour photos and maps, Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island is the only book of its kind and it will serve locals and tourists alike as an invaluable guide for lovers of both lush, coastal forests and ocean shores.

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176 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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$15.00

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Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the Malahat
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

This is your guide to dozens of spectacular and often hidden beaches on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island between Qualicum and the Malahat. While some of them are well used by people living nearby, many are virtually impossible to find without combing through official maps and back-road guides. From tiny rocky coves to broad sandy beaches, these public-access spots are enormously diverse.

Just as important as finding these spots is knowing what to expect. Thus each location is accompanied by detailed information that any beach explorer should know before setting out. Is the beach a few level steps from a vehicle or down a high, steep bank? Is the beach suitable for children? Large groups? Kayakers?

All of these questions and many more are answered in this book, which includes Theo’s hand-drawn maps, photographs and artwork.

  • Watch sea lions in the winter (Higginson Road)
  • Paint one of the few great views of Mt. Arrowsmith—go before noon for dramatic light (Rowland Road)
  • Head to the most child-friendly beach between Crofton and the Malahat (Cherry Point Nature Park)
  • Splash and swim in warm water over sand (Benwalden Road)

Refresh your pleasure in the shore and head out to picnic, play, launch kayaks, watch winter storms or just enjoy the waves.

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256 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

 

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$26.95

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