About Vancouver Island History

We discover the Island’s unexpected history and tell stories that matter to the modern reader. Join us as we retell the past through a contemporary lens by interviewing remarkable islanders and combing through source material. Whether a resident, visitor, or just someone curious about the history here, you are guaranteed to find something unexpected.

About The Team

Dave Flawse

Dave is the publisher of Vancouver Island History, a freelance writer, and an editor based on Vancouver Island. He writes about history, but also other lesser-known, remarkable stories hiding in plain sight.

A firm believer in literary citizenship, he promotes and furthers literary arts in British Columbia with the goal of helping this robust, and diverse community impact as many readers as possible.

Read his portfolio here.

Visit his website here.


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Land Acknowledgment

We are privileged and grateful to be allowed to work and study on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Nuu-chah-nulth Peoples and pay respect to their rich cultural heritage and natural environment.

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Discovering the Island's unexpected history


I write about the Island's unexpected history