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Renowned historian, he brings colourful past to life through stunning maps, rare historical documents and rich stories.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.