Books for Dad

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Celebrate your father or father figure by sharing with him books that inspire, make him laugh, and to warm his heart. Check out the list below to find the perfect book (or books) to give this year.

For Dads who love road trips

Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest Heartland
By Liz Bryan
Publication Date: June 14, 2022
$24.95 CAD

An off-the-beaten track exploration of Interior BC, full of scenic photography, maps, and fascinating information for tourists and armchair travellers alike.

Ghostly Campfire Stories Cover
Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada
By Barbara Smith
$12.95 CAD

Hair-raising tales of ghosts, spirits, and unexplained phenomena set across Western Canada.

For nature loving Dads

Invasive Flora of the West Coast: British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
By Collin Varner
$24.95 CAD
A compact, full-colour field guide to the growing number of invasive plant species spreading across coastal BC and the Pacific Northwest, highlighting their hazards and uses.

A Journey Back to Nature
A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park
By Catherine Marie Gilbert
$26.95 CAD

A fascinating account of the century-long effort to define, access, preserve, develop, and exploit the uniquely beautiful area of rugged wilderness now known as Strathcona Provincial Park on Central Vancouver Island.

For Dads who love to laugh

Grandfathered: Dispatches from the Trenches of Modern Grandparenthood
By Ian Haysom
$22.95 CAD

A sharp, funny, heartfelt memoir by a career-driven baby boomer who enters semi-retirement and explores the joys, challenges, and never-ending surprises of being a “young” granddad.

Opportunity Knox: Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing
By Jack Knox
$19.95 CAD

Opportunity Knox goes to show that humour comes when you least expect it. From politics to weather, sports to entertainment, Knox finds the bizarre in everyday life and the ordinary in what should by all accounts be bizarre.

For Dads who are like local history

Alberta’s Cornerstone: Archaeological Adventures in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
By Shari Peyerl
$34.95 CAD

The fascinating exploration of a vanished settlement in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, told within the framework of an archaeologist’s memoir.

Tales from the Homestead: A History of Prairie Pioneers, 1867–1914
By Sandra Rollings-Magnusson
$29.95 CAD

A compilation of thirty-six personal homesteader stories, providing unique insight into the daily life of prairie pioneers.

For Dads who love art

Out of the Fire: Metalworkers along the Salish Sea
By Pirjo Raits
Photographs by Dale Roth, Michele Ramberg
$39.95 CAD

A stunning art book featuring twenty-four west coast artists and craftspeople who work in metal as their primary medium.

Out of the Woods: Woodworkers along the Salish Sea
By Pirjo Raits
Photographs by Dale Roth, Michele Ramberg
$34.95 CAD

A breathtaking art book profiling twenty-six wood carvers, sculptors, and artisans who draw inspiration from the natural beauty of the Salish Sea.