Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of Vancouver Island

ISBN 9781895811803
Softcover | Publication Date: April 20, 2006
Book Dimensions: 11 in x 8.5 in
112 Pages
$22.95 CAD

About the Book

Leechtown, Wellington, Bevan, Kildonan, Fort Rupert, Cape Scott . . .Vancouver Island’s ghost towns dot the Island from its southern end to its northern tip, and their stories chart the boom and bust of the resource economy that still characterizes the region.

Well illustrated with maps and an abundance of photos, archival and modern, Ghost Towns & Mining Camps of Vancouver Island is filled with tales of the famous and the not-so-famous. The Dunsmuirs appear throughout the book, but so do the First Nations who lived here first and the many European and Asian settlers who were drawn by the promise of wealth and land.

About the Author(s)

Garnet Basque (1945-1994) operated Canadian West magazine from 1985 to 1994, as well as Sunfire Publications in Langley, BC. He published numerous titles about lost treasures and frontier settlements under various imprints.

Writing under the name T.W. Paterson, Thomas William Paterson produced more than 10 volumes of popular history after a spate of self-produced titles in the early 1970s. Most of his later books were produced in association with Garnet Basque’s Stagecoach Publishing or Sunfire Publications in Langley, BC.