Raincoast Education Society Booklets


The Raincoast Education Society produces several brochures and publications about local natural and cultural history. You can find all of them at the Raincoast Education Society, and many of them at local bookstores and shops.



A Hiking Guide to Pacific Rim Trails 
Loaded with local information, there’s nothing else quite like this on the shelves, a comprehensive guide to local trails and walks, with clear directions and maps. The guide also includes information on safety, coastal temperate rainforest and culturally modified trees. $6.50

A Walk in Time 
This 16 page booklet, featuring drawings by local artist Joanna Streetly and historical photos from the early 20th century, describes 12 stops along Tofino’s waterfront (Grice Road and Main Street). Use it as a self-guided tour, or as a souvenir after joining a Raincoast Education Society naturalist on a Walk in Time (offered in the summer). $2

Birds of the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC: A Wild Bird Trust Pocket Checklist
This definitive annotated checklist was developed by local expert birder Adrian Dorst and lists a total of 330 bird species (96 breeding species, many of which are found in the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region. It provides information on season as well as frequency of sightings. $2

Brochures and Rack Cards

The Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area 
This three-fold full colour brochure provides maps, photos and stewardship information about the Tofino mudflats and the many animals and plants that depend on them. Includes tips for sustainable development and activities in and around mudflats. FREE or download in PDF format.

Heading to the Beach? 
Have you ever heard of someone bringing home a collection of shells from the beach only to arrive home and find out that those shells weren’t empty? Yuck – nothing smells worse than rotting snail! This rack card explains why it’s important to leave sea stars, snail shells and other sea life at the beach. FREE or download in PDF format.

Living with Wildlife 
Tofino, Ucluelet and our neighbouring Nuu-chah-nulth communities border wildlife habitat - black bears, grey wolves, and cougars are not uncommon. This rack card offers some tips for co-existing with these natural neighbours. FREE (PDF download coming soon).

Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Alone 
Hundreds of thousands of migratory shorebirds visit Tofino’s mudflats and beaches each spring and fall. Some of these birds are here for only a few days, resting and eating to get the energy they need for the next long flight in their journey. The “Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Alone” magnets and bookmarks remind us that the birds need to remain undisturbed by both dogs and interested humans. FREE or download in PDF format.

Please contact us by telephone at 250-725-2560 
or email info@raincoasteducation.org if you are interested in ordering our publications. A small shipping and handling fee will apply.