The Westcoast Reader is taking a break for the summer

You can find articles to read this summer by clicking on the “List of Articles” tab above.

The next issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper will be a double issue for September and October – 8 pages long!

To get your copy in the mail, click the subscribe button.

The Westcoast Reader office will be open again on August 8. Call or email if you have any comments or questions.

604-681-4199 x403

We hope you will enjoy these photos of summer activities in British Columbia.


Spend time on the beach

Spend time with friends

Have a coffee with friends

Have a picnic

Listen to music outdoors

Don't forget to wear your sunglasses

Take a quiet moment in the sun

Try out a kayak

Enjoy the summer flowers

Eat fresh vegetables

Go for a hike

Get out on the water

Go camping

Have a barbeque

Go for a walk in the woods

Go fishing

Enjoy the sun at the beach

Find things in the creek

Play in the fields

Spend time with friends

Enjoy the sunset


Writer lives at a lighthouse

The Lennard Island Light house is near Tofino, B.C. photo - Jeff George

The Lennard Island Light house is near Tofino, B.C.
Photo – Jeff George

Level 3

Caroline Woodward lives at a light station near Tofino, B.C. The lighthouse is on Lennard Island. The lighthouse is very important. It has lights that guide ships along the rocky shores of the Pacific coast.

Caroline and her husband, Jeff, have lived and worked at more than 12 lighthouses along the B.C. coast. The couple have jobs to do at the light station. They share the work.

Caroline and Jeff have other occupations

As well as working at the light station, both Caroline and Jeff have other occupations. Caroline is a writer. She writes poetry, books for adults and books for children. Jeff is a photographer.

Continue reading

The June issue is out!


Reading by Patty Bossort

Download the Teacher's Notes

The next issue of The Westcoast Reader will come out the first week in September. Have a great summer!

Subscribe to the newspaper to read the inside pages of the newspaper. Click the Subscribe button.