This is the only comprehensive guidebook dedicated to beautiful North and South Pender Islands, part of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, situated in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver and Victoria just north of the U.S. San Juan Islands. Generally regarded as the island's "bible," it contains detailed description of over 100 hikes and ocean accesses, local and regional boating including kayaking routes, marinas and off-island highlights, bicycling on and near the Penders, golf and disc golf, island life, the arts, regional transportation options, dining, shopping, accommodations, camping, history, natural environment, whale and bird watching, plus a detailed 20-page map atlas with topo and hiking trails. Fox's guidebooks are continually updated on penderhandbook.com, which also contains news and features. This listing is selling the 2006 (1st) edition. The limited 2009 (2nd) edition is available exclusively from ubdolphin when available. The 10th Anniversary (2016) edition is available under a separate listing.
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Richard Fox is an avid cyclist, hiker, boater, golfer, disc golfer, and nature lover, which makes the Pender Islands the perfect place for him to write about. As a seasonal resident for many years, he explored every nook and cranny to come up with this single source of information for the use of Pender Islanders and visitors. His 25-year career as an environmental and water resources consultant included writing or editing hundreds of scientific reports, and this Handbook was his segue into writing travel guidebooks, followed by enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides (2014). Fox was a regular fixture at the Pender Islands Farmers Market for some ten years, and was thrilled to co-produce the imaginative Fall Fair parade floats for the Pender Island Power and Sail Squadron eleven times and counting.Review:
Richard Fox's "The Pender Islands Handbook" covers every last aspect of island life in great detail and rates among the most comprehensive of all BC guidebooks. BC Tourism, HelloBC.com
The Pender Islands Handbook (now in its 2nd Edition) is "Fabulous" and "Indispensable." The Islands Independent
"Very comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date and well researched. It's also very cleverly laid out and imaginative. The Table of Contents is impressive and the index is very thorough." Gulf Islands Driftwood
"The new Pender Islands Handbook is a goldmine of information for residents and visitors alike." Richard Fox has become the most authoritative source of information for North and South Pender Island. North Shore News (Vancouver, BC)
"It's the kind of volume that could hold a place on an islander's shelf next to the local phone book, in a daytripper's knapsack ready for a quick trip and beside a traveller's computer when they're making reservations." Times Colonist (Victoria, BC)
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Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1419638858
Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111419638858
Book Description BookSurge Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1419638858