Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra


Award Winning History Book Now Available

The Lieutenant-Governorís Medal for Historical Writing

MLA Linda Reimer's Statement Re Forest & Fjord

The long-awaited book Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra was officially launched as of October 20th, 2013, providing the perfect gift solution for family and friends. Forest & Fjord has been awarded first prize by the B.C. Historical Federation (2013) and The Lieutenant-Governorís Gold Medal for Historical Writing (2014).

Forest & Fjord has been a 10-year research project by Ralph Drew that covers the history of Belcarra and adjacent areas, and accentuates the significance of bringing life to history with images, particularly historical photographs, which truly are 'worth a thousand words'.

Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra

Forest & Fjord (ISBN 978-0-9813113-02) is both a 10" by 11" hard-cover 'coffee table' book and a fully referenced and indexed history. The book is 544 pages overall (including front pages, references and index pages) and contains 350 black and white photographs, 200 colour photographs, and 200 graphic images. In other words, the book is fully 50% photographs and graphic images to visually illuminate Belcarra's history, organized into 14 chapters:

  • Chapter 1 – The Pre-Contact Context: The Land and Aboriginal Presence
  • Chapter 2 – The Pre-Colonial Context: Arrival of the Europeans
  • Chapter 3 – The Colonial Context: The New Colony of British Columbia
  • Chapter 4 – Logging: Burrard Inlet's Defining Early Activity
  • Chapter 5 – Belcarra's First European Settler
  • Chapter 6 – Early Land Development in Belcarra
  • Chapter 7 – Indian Arm Ferries, Post Offices and Grocery Stores
  • Chapter 8 – Bedwell Bay (1900 to 1975)
  • Chapter 9 – Farrer Cove and Twin Islands
  • Chapter 10 – Trails, Roads, Bridges and Dams
  • Chapter 11 – Belcarra Regional Park
  • Chapter 12 – The Battle for Coombe and Whiskey Cove
  • Chapter 13 – Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department
  • Chapter 14 – Incorporation of the Village of Belcarra

Order now to secure your copy of Forest & Fjord, and order additional copies to give as gifts for family and friends. The book can be purchased by an email Interact e-Transfer to the author (or mailing a cheque payable to the author) for $49.95 plus 5% GST ($2.50) = $52.45 plus $16.50 for shipping via Canada Post (within Canada, west of Winnipeg) to:

Ralph Drew, 3772 Marine Avenue, Belcarra, BC, V3H 4R9

For inquiries regarding purchases of Forest & Fjord, either email the author, Ralph Drew, or telephone the author at: 604-937-0143.

Forest & Fjord: The History of Belcarra

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