Born in 1944, Robert Belyk has published articles in Photo Life, Beautiful British Columbia, The Beaver and other magazines. He has written several collections about ghost stories pertaining to British Columbia, a book about ten early maritime disasters along the Pacific coastline from the California gold rush years to the Great Depression, plus a biography of Hudson Bay trader and early B.C. historian John Tod. [See John Tod entry] His collections Ghosts: True Tales of Eerie Encounters (Touchwood, 2006) is an expanded and updated version of earlier work. He has lived in Port Coquitlam and Vancouver.


Ghosts: True Stories from British Columbia (Victoria: Horsdal & Schubart, 1990; 1994). Reprinted as Ghosts: True Tales of Eerie Encounters (Horsdal & Schubart, 2002; 2006).
John Tod: Rebel in the Ranks (Horsdal & Schubart, 1995)
Ghosts II: More True Stories From British Columbia (Horsdal & Schubart, 1997)
Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast (Wiley & Sons, 2001)
Ghosts: More Eerie Encounters (Touchwood, 2006)
Spirits of the West: Eerie Encounters from the Prairies to the Pacific (Touchwood 2014) $19.95 9781771510394

[BCBW 2014] "Maritime" "Biography" "Disaster"