Moon Vancouver & Victoria
Including Whistler & Vancouver Island
By Andrew Hempstead
Sixth Edition, May 2014
Price: $17.99 USD
Canada resident and experienced outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience Vancouver and Victoria, from drinking coffee at fabulous cafés to spotting gray whales and orcas near Victoria. In Moon Vancouver & Victoria, he offers unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, including From Snowboards to Surfboards. Whether you want to spend your trip shopping on Robson Street, finding the hippest art galleries and bars in Victoria, or enjoying the outdoors in Stanley Park, Hempstead is the perfect guide to begin exploring this gorgeous region. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Vancouver and Victoria addresses a wide range of travel budgets and gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Vancouver & Victoria
Enjoy the very best of Vancouver & Victoria with these itineraries:
- The Best of Vancouver and Victoria
- Best Photo Ops
- From Snowboards to Surfboards
- Family Fun
Explore what Vancouver & Victoria has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Vancouver Island including Vicinity of Victoria, Sidney, Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo and Vicinity, Highway 4 to the West Coast, Tofino, Oceanside, Comox Valley, and Northern Vancouver Island
Kayaking around Bowen Island, enjoying a powder day at Whistler Blackcomb, chowing down on pancakes at the Elbow Room, joining the midday crowd at Butchart Gardens, and surfing on the west coast—Andrew Hempstead has done all of this and more. He’s out there not because it’s part of compiling a guidebook, but because he loves Vancouver and Victoria. These diverse experiences, coupled with a deep respect for nature and an interest in local history, have been essential in his creation of Moon Vancouver & Victoria.
Andrew spends as much time as possible out on the road. Rather than having an itinerary laid out for him by local tourism offices, he travels incognito so he can experience the many and varied delights of Vancouver and Victoria the same way his readers do.
Since the early 1990s, Andrew has authored and updated more than 60 guidebooks, contributed to dozens of major magazines, supplied content for online clients such as Expedia and KLM, and been employed as a writer for Parks Canada. His photography has appeared in a wide variety of media ranging from international golf magazines to a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. Andrew has spoken on guidebook writing to national audiences, and has contributed to a university-level travel writing textbook.
Andrew and his wife Dianne own Summerthought Publishing, a regional publisher of nonfiction books. He and his family live in Banff, Alberta.