Author Visit: John Kimantas ‘SILLY THINGS I HAVE DONE IN A KAYAK – THE STORIES THAT NEVER MADE THE GUIDE BOOKS’

Date & Time:
07/13/2015 - 6:30pm


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Celebrating the Release of 'The BC Coast Explorer and Marine Trail Guide Vol 2'

Coast & Kayak Magazine is proud to introduce our second book in a colourful and comprehensive guide for the south coast of Vancouver Island.

Volume 2 covers some of the world’s best coastal exploration, from wild and untamed West Coast Trail, rarely examined from the marine perspective, down through Juan de Fuca Strait, Greater Victoria, the Saanich Islands, the entire Gulf Islands in unrivalled detail, the Ballenas-Winchelsea Archipelago, Denman and Hornby Islands and finally Comox Harbour – all documented in the detail you need to plan a trip.

Including all the latest BC Marine Trail information, it adds to that with dozens of new never-before documented camping locations as well as features to see and practical information on how to best transit this varied coastline. It is required reading for anyone visiting the BC coastline – or just dreaming of it.

About the Author: When John Kimantas took a job in Nanaimo, BC and first moved west from Ontario, he was struck by Vancouver Island’s natural beauty. Since those first few days on the Island, John has become somewhat of an expert on the natural wonders and recreational opportunities Vancouver Island holds.

John took an immediate interest in the water, and explored the British Columbia coast by kayak. Through these explorations, John began writing the Wild Coast series of guidebooks exploring the British Columbia coast in three installments. John also created the BC Coastal Recreation Kayaking and Small Boats Atlas series to help kayakers and other boaters navigate the BC coast.

When John’s exploration of the Island took him inland, he was disappointed to see that most road maps did not include many roads or other features that lay mid-island. Despite the enormous amount of information and features documented by various specialty clubs and organizations, John struggled to find a comprehensive guide to help access the world of recreational wonderment that he knew Vancouver Island held. As a result, John began to write and research his book, The Essential Vancouver Island Outdoor Recreation Guide.

John has worked at several daily newspapers across Canada, beginning as a cub reporter in The Pas, Manitoba, in 1986, moving on to become a magazine editor in Ontario and then managing editor at a daily newspaper on Vancouver Island.

Free Admission, Everyone Welcome!

 

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