My home range

My historical writing narrates untold stories of the people of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea, combining local history, family history and geography.

VI Salish Sea Google earthVancouver Island and the Salish Sea. Thanks, Google Earth. (Labels added.)

I’ve published seven books about this region, including three histories in photographs. Two websites combine the threads of local, family and natural history.

Works of a contemporary nature include guidebooks to Victoria and Vancouver Island, the compendium Vancouver Island Book of Everything (in its second edition) and an album of photographs of the region and people by Boomer Jerritt that I curated.

I have published a number of literary essays and reviews and over the years many travel and feature articles about my home province, British Columbia. I maintain websites on postmodern poetics and foreign travel.

These résumés are works in progress — mind the gaps:



essays and articles

in 100 words or less

Current projects include a story of shipwreck on the Salish Sea and a revision of The Story of Sidney.

Public speaking credits include slide talks on local history; I also lead neighbourhood and cemetery tours.

Header photo by Godfrey Stephens. Background image: detail of Gonzalo Lopez de Haro’s 1790 Plano del Estrecho de Fuca

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  1. Hi Peter, my name is John Middleton and I am the director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Underwater Archaeological Society of BC (UASBC). I noticed recently that you were working on a book about the wreck of the SS Clallam in 1904, and was wondering if you might be interested in sharing the story and your research findings with us at one of our regular monthly meetings. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7PM at Swan’s Hotel and Brewpub on Pandora Street.

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