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Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

Summer is officially here and with the hot weather what better way to beat the heat than to slip into a good book. So whether you are off to the beach, river, or just trying to stay cool in your own home, enjoy any one (or more than one) of our recommended summer reads on … Continued

Raise up Indigenous Voices

As a publishing house, we see every day how stories are a powerful way to educate and make connections. June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, established to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, history, and futures of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. With that in … Continued

Books about our Oceans

June 8 is World Oceans Day and we would like to celebrate this precious part of our planet by sharing a few stories, guides, and picture books that explore various aspects of conservation, exploration, and love of the ocean.  Join us in exploring the ocean through books! Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal … Continued

6 Books to Celebrate Nature

Happy World Environment day! Celebrate our beautiful Canadian environment and the plants and animals that also call it home with these 6 nature-focused titles. With the warmer weather’s arrival, it is an ideal opportunity to slip a flora or fauna guide in your pocket and explore our beautiful Canadian West Coast (health guidelines permitting, of … Continued

In memory of Theodore Fontaine (1941–2021)

Heritage House extends condolences to the family of Theodore Fontaine (1941–2021), a celebrated community leader, speaker, author, and survivor, who died this week at age 79. Fontaine lived in Winnipeg, was a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, and a regular speaker and media commentator on Residential Schools and other Indigenous issues. He … Continued

Virtual Author Visit with Sara Cassidy

May 10, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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Globally, we are making our way through COVID. Many children of the past have made their way through wars. Wherever you step, the past steps with you. Join Sara Cassidy and Sydney Barnes on May 10, 2021, as they talk about their new picture book and graphic novel, Painted Fences, published by Heritage House. May 8, 1945, was a historic … Continued

Spring is in the Air…

We’re ready to spring into Spring 2021—bring on the sunshine, cool drinks, and hot new books. Lounge in the park or on the patio with an engrossing memoir or enthralling history book. We’ve also got your young readers covered with an ecclectic mix—from illustrated children’s books, to juvenile non-fiction, and a historical adventure novel. Or, … Continued

Pandemic Publishing

A message from Heritage House publisher Rodger Touchie Since the COVID-19 announcements in March, Heritage House has adapted its operations to ensure staff safety and continuity of service to our customers and authors. When it became necessary for staff to start working from home, we opted to close our Cook Street Village offices and adapt … Continued

New Reads for Fall

Say hello to fall 2020, with its promise of colder days ahead and a continued focus on home-based pursuits. When it comes to reading, we’ve got you covered with this vibrant selection of family-friendly, all-Canadian books on a wide range of subjects, from lighthearted humour to wartime history to birding tips for kids. Grandfathered Dispatches … Continued

LOOK INSIDE: Fishes of the Salish Sea

Discover the rich undersea world of Canada’s West Coast with Fishes of the Salish Sea, a remarkable three-volume set by University of Washington Emeritus Professor of Fishery Science Theodore Pietsch and National Fisheries Marine Services biologist James Wilder Orr, with illustrations by the internationally acclaimed fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri.         This … Continued

Trail North Receives BC Historical Federation Book Award

Heritage House is pleased to announce that Ken Mather has been honoured with second prize at the 2019 BC Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing awards for his book Trail North: The Okanagan Trail of 1858–68 and Its Origins in British Columbia And Washington. Hosted by the British Columbia Historical Federation, the Lieutenant-Governor’s awards celebrate books … Continued

A Matter of Confidence Shortlisted for Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Heritage House is pleased to announce that A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC, by Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction. Written over a five-month period in the summer and fall of 2017, A Matter of Confidence tracks key … Continued