Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver's 3,000 restaurants and cafs to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Andrew offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region's amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B. C. Road Trip. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon British Columbia has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area, and city-centered maps. Complete with guidance on whale-watching near Telegraph Cove, hiking the Stanley Glacier Trail, and camping near Mount Robson, Moon British Columbia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks are the cure for the common trip.
As a travel writer and photographer, Andrew Hempstead has spent many years exploring, photographing, and writing about Canada. Andrew lives with his wife, Dianne, and their two dogs in Banff, Alberta. A veteran explorer of the Canadian Rockies, he has traveled mountain highways and hiked countless trails, exploring new places and updating old favourites. He spends as much time as possible on the road, experiencing the many and varied delights of Western Canada just as his readers do. Andrew has been writing since the late 1980s, when he left an established career in advertising and took off for Alaska, linking up with veteran travel writer Deke Castleman to research and update the fourth edition of Moon Alaska-Yukon. He has produced several guides to Canada, including books on British Columbia, Vancouver, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alberta, and Western Canada. He is also the coauthor of Moon guides to Atlantic Canada, Australia and New Zealand and a contributor to Moon San Juan Islands, Road Trip USA, Northwest Best Places, Eyewitness Guide to the USA, as well as the updater to the last three editions of The Illustrated Guide to New Zealand. His writing and photographs have appeared in a wide variety of media, including National Geographic Traveler, Travesias, Where, Interval World, and Microsoft's Automap. Andrew's website is www.westerncanadatravel.com.