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Spring is here! Check out our new titles for 2015.


Congratulations to these Heritage House laureates:

Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry, by Joan McEwen, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Non-Fiction by the Crimewriters of Canada.

From Classroom to Battlefield: Victoria High School and the First World War, by Barry Gough, was awarded the 2015 Communication Award from the Victoria Hallmark Heritage Society.


For Lighthouse lovers: Our new book on Vancouver Island and Gulf Island lighthouses is out - Yay! Everyone is invited to attend these three public book launches for To the Lighthouse: An Explorer's Guide to the Island Lighthouses of Southwestern BC, by Peter Johnson and John Walls:

  • Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 pm
    Bolen Books, Victoria
  • Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 pm
    Darwin's Café, Tofino
  • Thursday, June 4, 2:30 pm
    Ucluelet Community Centre

Diane Dakers, author of CHEK Republic: A Revolution in Local Television, will give a presentation at Media, Democracy and You, a weekend forum, June 6-7, in Victoria. Watch here for details.


Jayne Seagrave, author of Camping with Kids in the West: BC and Alberta's Best Family Campgrounds, will give a workshop at the Vancouver Public Library (downtown branch), on Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:30 pm. The topic is How to Write a Bestselling Guidebook.


Arctic Ambitions

Author: James Barnett
David Nicandri
Robin Inglis

 Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but the exploration of the northern Pacific and the Arctic are equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest American coast hoping to find the legendary Northwest Passage. While dreams of a passage proved illusory, Cook’s journey produced some of the finest charts, collections and anthropological observations of his career. It also helped establish British relations with Russia and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade.

This collection of essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars—including former Vancouver Maritime Museum executive director James P. Delgado; Canada’s preeminent naval historian, Barry Gough; Richard Inglis, former head of anthropology at the Royal British Columbia Museum; and University of Alberta historian I.S. MacLaren—uses artifacts, charts, and records of the encounters between Native peoples and explorers to tell the story of this remarkable voyage. The book also provides new insights into Cook’s legacy and his influence on subsequent expeditions in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, the collection uses Cook’s voyage as a springboard to consider the promise and challenge of the “new north” today, demonstrating its importance as a meeting place of political, cultural, economic, and environmental forces.

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Lori Weber

We are delighted to welcome Montreal-based author Lori Weber to the Heritage House community. Lori is a college instructor and author of seven books of teen fiction, including If You Live Like Me, which was published this year by our new YA imprint, Wandering Fox Books.

Lori's work was honoured in 2015 when she was selected to be a touring author during TD Canadian Children's Book Week. Congratulations Lori!

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