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Vanishing British Columbia

The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of “roadside memory,” a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment that reflect the great themes of BC’s history. Michael Kluckner began painting his personal map of the province in a watercolour sketchbook. In 1999, after he put a few of the sketches on his website, a network of correspondents emerged that eventually led him to the family letters, photo albums, and memories from a disappearing era of the province. Vanishing British Columbia is a record of these places and the stories they tell, presenting a compelling argument for stewardship of regional history in the face of urbanization and globalization.

224 pages

Table of Contents


Themes & Variations

Southwestern Mainland

Hope-Princeton & Tulameen

The Okanagan

Boundary Country

The Kootenays


Vancouver Island

The Cariboo & the Chilcotin

The North

The Future

Painting Notes

Additional Notes & Acknowledgments



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