Freelance writer and editor

Margaret Horsfield is a freelance writer and editor. Her most recent book, Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History (Harbour Publishing, 2014), co-written by Ian Kennedy, resulted from many years of researching and writing about West Coast history. This is her third book about the west coast of Vancouver Island. Recently nominated for the 2015 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize, the book covers the overall history of this internationally famed area, ranging from pre-European contact until today, showing how it emerged from rain-drenched obscurity to become a tourist mecca.

Books Published


Harbour Publishing, 2014

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History

Nominated for the 2015 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize.

Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past.

Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History, by Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy, delves into all facets of the region”s history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues to the present day.

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Salal Books, 2008

Voices From the Sound: Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino 1889-1929

Nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Book Prize in 2009, Voices from the Sound brings alive the history of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Read more…

Salal Books, 1999

Cougar Annie’s Garden

A remote garden blooms on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, this garden has endured for over ninety years. It is powerful with story. Read more…

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