Author Tags: Local History, Outdoors
Charles Kahn was born in Montreal on February 4, 1945. He has worked as a freelance editor and writer for over thirty years and has had numerous travel articles published in the Globe & Mail, the Montreal Gazette and Touring and Travel. He has edited and co-authored several educational textbooks and is also the author of Hiking the Gulf Islands. In 1992 Kahn moved to Salt Spring Island where he became an active member of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society and the island's Trail and Nature Club. He wrote Salt Spring: The Story of an Island (Harbour, 2001), one of several histories of the most populated Gulf Island. Hiking the Gulf Islands was revised by Harbour Publishing in 2011. This version is a third larger than the first edition, with improved maps, more hikes and walks, and more photos.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal
EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Editor
Hiking the Gulf Islands of British Columbia (Harbour Publishing 2011) Expanded third edition. 978-1-55017-511-0
Hiking the Gulf Islands: An Outdoor Guide to BC's Enchanted Isles (Harbour Publishing, 2011) Revised second edition. 978-1-55017-511-0 $24.95
Hiking the Gulf Islands: An Outdoor Guide to BC's Enchanted Isles (Harbour Publishing, 2004)
1998 Salt Spring: The Story of an Island (Harbour Publishing, 1998)
[BCBW 2011] "Local History" "Outdoors"
Hiking the Gulf Islands (Harbour $24.95)
from BCBW Summer 2004
Having written a history of Saltspring Island, Charles Kahn has expanded his horizons slightly—braving the perils of inter-island ferry service—for Hiking the Gulf Islands (Harbour $24.95). It provides information on the recently opened Gulf Islands National Park that includes 33 square kilometres over 16 islands and twice as many islets and reefs. Texada, Lasqueti and Thetis Islands are also given their due. 1-55017-315-4