Books To Keep You Dreaming of Vancouver’s North Shore from Afar

April 15, 2020 |

Missing Vancouver’s North Shore? Or looking to plan a trip back in the future? These great reads set in our locality will keep you entertained and inspired while you stay home right now. 

The Best of Chief Dan George by Dan George

Chief Dan George was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and an accomplished actor, performer, poet, and philosopher. This book combines two of his bestsellers My Heart Soars & My Spirit Soars into one volume so you can read his words, thoughts and poetry. 


Design for Living: West Coast Modern Homes Revisited by West Vancouver Art Museum

West Coast Modern House in West Vancouver


Design for Living: West Coast Modern Homes Revisited by the West Vancouver Art Museum looks at the distinct West Coast Modern architectural design that West Vancouver is known for. The book explores case studies of surviving homes in West Vancouver and looks at the history and revival in popularity of the style. 


The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain: The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder By Shelley Hrdlitschka

Relax into this heartwarming tale of everyone’s favourite Peak of Vancouver residents Grinder and Coola! This illustrated children’s book gives information and facts about the bears in a fun and engaging way. Check-in on what Grinder and Coola are up to right now on the Grouse Mountain Bear Cam


Creep By R.M. Greenaway

Creep Book Cover


North Vancouver-based author R.M. Greenaway takes you on a thrilling journey in this crime novel set in her hometown. This is the third in a series of crime novels with this one set in the October rains of a dark and mysterious North Shore!


Burrard Inlet By Tyler Keevil

Burrard Inlet is the body of water that divides Vancouver’s North Shore from the rest of the Lower Mainland. This collection of award-winning short stories use our region as their backdrop with stories set in our forests, Mount Seymour, our ski resorts, and the inlet itself. 


The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore: A Peakbagger’s Guide by David Anthony Crerar

Plan for future hikes on Vancouver’s North Shore with this book from David Anthony Crerar. The book explains why the North Shore is such a hiker’s paradise with the names, history, and legend behind 67 of our peaks. 


Thank you to the North Shore Authors Collection for making some of these recommendations. 


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