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Jan 20, 2023

Derek Hayes has a passion for old maps and what they can reveal about the past.

He is the author of the best-selling Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, which sold over 30,000 copies; the Historical Atlas of Canada, and Canada: An Illustrated History, and other fascinating historical books.
Renowned historian, he brings colourful past to life through stunning maps, rare historical documents and rich stories.

Trained as a geographer at the University of Hull in England and at the University of British Columbia, he worked for a time as a planner with the Vancouver City Planning Department. Derek Hayes was for a number of years a columnist for Fine Books & Collections Magazine.

He lives in White Rock, British Columbia.