Majestic Thompson River
Km by km guide, Events and Tales
“More than a book for people planning to run the Thompson and its rapids, British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River explores the changing nature of the river and the country it has carved through, along with excellent photographs and information on geology, history, and botany. And with something else added—a glimpse into the river’s heart and soul.”
—Liz Bryan, journalist and author, Country Roads of British Columbia
Immerse yourself in this fascinating story of the Thompson River Valley from Savona to Lytton, British Columbia, including a KM-by-KM guide of the river. A host of entertaining anecdotes, splendid photographs, and unusual historical tales and information merge to create a captivating narrative. This book is an indispensable companion for rafters, kayakers, anglers, anyone travelling alongside this legendary river, and for those who enjoy intriguing tales of BC’s past.
Author Bernie Fandrich, a pioneer of the whitewater rafting industry in Canada, has a passionate relationship with the Thompson River that began in 1973 with his fledgling company, Bernie’s Raft Rides. A former university instructor and co-author of an earlier Thompson River guidebook, Bernie, together with his wife Lorna and their three children, continues to share the river’s rapids and stories with enthusiasts of all ages at his family’s Kumsheen Resort at Lytton, BC.
Riverman. Professor. Historian. Entrepreneur. Raconteur Bernie Fandrich can spin a tale as fast as the whirlpools he nimbly navigates.
– Paul Bucci, director, Digital Products, The Pacific Newspaper Group
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6 x 9 inches
312 pages, 135 photos (80 colour)
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“I started reading your book last night and couldn’t put it down. So much intriguing information and I loved the humorous asides as well.”
— Wendy Fraser, editor, Lillooet News
“Riverman. Professor. Historian. Entrepreneur. Raconteur Bernie Fandrich can spin a tale as fast as the whirlpools he nimbly navigates.”
— Paul Bucci, director, Digital Products, The Pacific Newspaper Group
Bernie has presented the Majestic Thompson to many BC clubs & groups.
Here is a partial list:
Ashcroft Heritage Week
Lytton River Festival
Lillooet Naturalists & Library
Summerland History Society
‒ John Pigeon. Vancouver 24 Hours Magazine