Amber River: a guidebook to unique pubs of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea
By: Glen Cowley
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: September 2018
Amber River (a guide to unique pubs of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea) takes the reader to eighty-six pubs from Swartz Bay to Port Hardy and Tofino to Powell River exploring their uniqueness and suggesting nearby activities, hikes or walks to turn a pub trip into a day's event. A guidebook with photos, stories, contact information and suggestions on how to use the guide, it can form the basis for a pleasant one-day outing, an adventurous road trip or a determined visit to all the pubs and their locales. It is, in no small way, a rationale for touring scenic Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea. All this with ample opportunity for the determined explorer to discover more hidden treasures.
This book is a must for any beer aficionado.
A resident of British Columbia since 1971 and of Vancouver Island since 2002, Glen Cowley has been a freelance writer since 1994 with a publication history of two books and over seventy-five articles ranging through sport, travel, and biographies. His academic background and interests in history and geography, witnessed by his Honours Degree from Simon Fraser University (1973), are reflected in virtually all of his writings.
Married with two grown children Glen and wife, Karen Hopkins, both happily retired from long careers in the social services fields, are well traveled throughout British Columbia. They harbour an ongoing interest in those elements of uniqueness which make places and experiences singularly appealing.