The Pioneers of British Columbia
Hobnobbing with a Countess and Other Okanagan Adventures
The Diaries of Alice Barrett Parke, 1891-1900
In 1891, Alice Barrett moved from Port Dover, Ontario, to the Okanagan Valley. Few women’s diaries have survived from that time, and Barrett Parke recalls a period of profound transformation in a region newly opened to white settlement.
This Blessed Wilderness
Archibald McDonald's Letters from the Columbia, 1822-44
This book traces 25 turbulent years (1821-46) in the Pacific Northwest's fur trade through the experiences of Archibald McDonald, a trader, cartographer and literate observer of his times.
Fort Langley Journals, 1827-30
Contains a wealth of information about social and administrative life at Fort Langley.
The Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney
This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.
A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia
The Recollections of Susan Allison
Alex Lord's British Columbia
Recollections of a Rural School Inspector, 1915-1936
These memoirs invite the reader to experience the British Columbia that Alex Lord knew. Through his words, we endure the difficulties of travel in this mountainous province.
Robert Brown and the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition
The remarkable journal of the 1864 Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, a four-and-a-half-month journey that describes the island's pristine wilderness, as well as Cowichan, Chemainus, and Comox and the coal-mining town of Nanaimo.
They Call Me Father
Memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola
These fascinating memoirs of Father Nicolas Coccola, a Corsican-born Oblatean who arrived in British Columbia in 1880, reveal the complexity of the work carried out by ordinary missionary priests.
Overland from Canada to British Columbia
By Mr. Thomas McMicking of Queenston, Canada West
The Reminiscences of Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken
A unique account of the way social and economic conditions were actually felt and experienced in B.C. at the time of Confederation.
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