Roadside Nature Tours Through the Okanagan

Roadside Nature Tours Through the Okanagan

A Guide to British Columbia's Wine Country

eBook - 2009
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The Okanagan attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy its beaches and wine, but more and more people are discovering its natural beauty. With desert sands and deep lakes, towering rock cliffs and rich benchlands, cold mountain forests and hot grasslands, the Okanagan has an ecological diversity unequalled in Canada.

Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan opens with an introduction to the region's biodiversity, climate, geology, and human history, setting the stage for the route descriptions that follow. Richard Cannings then takes us on twenty-one tours through the valley, from the arid benchlands of Osoyoos to the snowy forests east of Vernon. The routes vary from main highways to quiet roads, and along each one we're introduced to the animals, plants, and bedrock that create this national treasure. Each route also has a focal topic, ranging from owls to salmon and rattlesnakes to rock rabbits.

Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Greystone, ©2009.
ISBN: 9781926812243
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps


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Sep 03, 2013

I would have liked a few more details for the driving insturctions. When the speed limit is 100 km and there signs are small it helps to have better directions from both sides of the road.

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