The Book

Long Beach, on Vancouver Island’s west coast, has been many things to many people.  For the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, it has always been home. More recently, it has attracted wave after wave of people: gold miners, loggers, WW II airmen, back-to-the-landers, surfers, artists, entrepreneurs, dreamers.

Long Beach Wild explores the stories of the people who have lived and visited here—many of whom came for a visit and ended up staying—but it also explores the physical nature of this place that means so much to so many.

The Long Beach area is a place full of life—grey, humpback and killer whales can be seen from its shores; rocky headlands are studded with tide pools flush with vibrant intertidal life; wolves, cougars, and bears call the forests and beaches home; clouds of shorebirds swirl above the beaches and mudflats. And some are certain that Sasquatch live nearby, too.

The subtitle of Long Beach Wild says it well: a celebration of people and place.

Long Beach Wild is now released and is available through your local bookstore. If it’s not on the shelves, ask for it to be ordered. All the information you need is right here:

The Details: Published by Greystone Books. 192 pages; 6″ x 9″; 40 black & white photographs throughout. Paperback: 978-1-55365-344-8; E-Book: 978-1-926812-68-7

If you would like to know more about Long Beach, please follow the link Long Beach Blog on this site where we will post regular updates on current events at Long Beach as well as more history and, hopefully, some of your stories, memories and pictures of Long Beach.