Our Guides Top Books for 2022

As the holidays approach it is really nice to curl up in front of the fire place with a good book. I have reached out to some of our guides, friends and family of Norm Hann Expeditions to share their top book selections of 2022 for your enjoyment. Support your local books stores if you are looking at grabbing one of these for your holiday reading or as a Christmas gift for those who love to get books as a present.

Spirits of the Coast. Severn Cullis Suzuki

“This book provides me inspiration with “Science, Art & History” to connect me back to nature ( meditative state ), that reminds me of my purpose & passion for the generations ahead!” – Tina Currie, NHX Guide & Coastal Stoke Leader.

The Art of Resilience: Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body. Ross Edgely 

“We don’t control external events only ourselves and our responses, by learning to accept the uncontrollable and control the controllable creates a more resilient athlete.” – Heather Martin, NHX Client

Making a Chaputs: The Teachings and Responsibilities of a Canoe Maker. Joe Martin and Alan Hoover

Sarah Stoski, Tofino Paddle Surf/Norm Hann Expedition Touring Guide.

Heart of the Raincoast. Alexandra Morton and Billy Proctor

“Part history, part biography, part story telling, Heart of the Raincoast is the story of Billy Proctor, the lifestyle and characters that surrounded him, and his connection and passion for the west coast that was, and still is before his time.” – Neil Gilson, NHX Guide.

 In Search of Captain Zero. Alan Weisbecker

“I have been travelling in and around Costa Rica last winter and will be again this winter. This book inspires me to adventure and surf in little known spots only locals know.” – Brandon Olsthoorn, Bow Valley SUP Owner & Guide.

The Energy Bus, 10 Rules to Fuel your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy. Jon Gordon

“Provides a powerful plan for overcoming common life and work obstacles and bringing out the best in yourself and your team.” – Shannon Hann, sister, 3o Minute Hit Franchise.

Breath, The New Science of a Lost Art – James Nestor

“This is a fascinating read that explores the science and ancient wisdom of breathing properly, and how it ties in with our health and well-being.” Amber Turnau, NHX Client

The Book of Hope, A Survival Guide for Trying Times. Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

“This one was a phenomenal read. Very inspiring and uplifting. And easy to read.” – Natalie Gilson, Tortuga Creative Studio

Kings of the Yukon, A River Journey in Search of the Chinook. Adam Weymouth

“I read this book during the Nisutlin River Expedition in the Yukon and loved it.” – Laura Mercy, NHX Client

I always love getting book recommendations so send me an email and share your favourite book you read in 2022!

Arguing with Zombies, Economic, Politics and a Fight for a Better Future. Paul Krugman

“A no-holds-barred assessment of the American rights political decline into fact-free economic and human rights policy. A reasonably easy read for such a serious subject.” – My Uncle John.


John Stacey
December 11, 2022
Norm: Looks like another great year coming up. Have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. Pass on our greetings and love to Jen and Kiel. Much success in 2023. Uncle John and Aunt Sue

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