Sternwheelers and Canyon Cats

Forbidding canyons, raging rapids and menacing rocks--this was the daily challenge that faced whitewater men who worked the wild rivers and creeks to bring freight and supplies to northern BC in the years before the Grand Trunk Railway. In particular, the Grand Canyon of British Columbia's Fraser River was infamous for swallowing at least 200 luckless occupants of rafts and small craft between the years 1862-1921. "Sternwheelers and Canyon Cats:...

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Crazy Man's Creek

In "Crazy Man's Creek," author Jack Boudreau tells of the characters who have "caught the fever" in the rugged McGregor Mountain Range east of Prince George. Long recognized as some of the toughest bush in British Columbia, it was home to many who chose to lose themselves. Once there, life included confrontations with grizzly bears and raids by wolves. But if men were to snap, it was the long cold winters and the deafening silence that did...

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Wild and Free

Jack Boudreau, author of the bestselling "Crazy Man's Creek" and "Grizzly Bear Mountain," is back with another wild and wooly, scarcely believable but nevertheless true tale of misadventure in British Columbia's northern wilderness. "Wild and Free," which Boudreau says is his best book yet, tells the stories of two of Canada's most legendary mountain men--Skook Davidson (who actually has a mountain named after him) and Frank Cooke. Readers of...

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