Do You Know About KnowBC?

KnowBC is the online portal of Harbour Publishing, a Sunshine Coast-based publisher focusing on history, culture and the natural world in coastal British Columbia.  KnowBC is easy to browse and search, no library card login needed.

KnowBC has something for everyone interested in learning more about BC.  History buffs will enjoy Crawford Killian’s Do Some Great Thing, the fascinating story of the first Black pioneers in BC, while ocean-lovers will relish the phenomenal photography in Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest.  Ever wondered how your hometown or favourite beach got its name?  The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names covers names all along the coast.

The flagship publication, The Encyclopedia of British Columbia, is an invaluable reference resource for students, researchers, and anyone else wanting to learn more about the province.  Originally an 824-page print book, this is the authoritative volume on all things BC.

KnowBC also includes eight field guides focused on local flora and fauna.  Identify birds in the backyard and beyond using Birds of the Pacific Northwest, or work on wildcrafting with Wild Medicinal Plants of Canada.

KnowBC is available in library branches and at home through the library website.  Offline use is not available.