Written by Harold Kalman and Robin Ward, with more than 400 new colour photographs by John Roaf, Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide was published in May 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre, in both hard copy and as an e-book. An account of new and old buildings and landscapes, the book tells the stories of Vancouver through the built environment. Each of the 14 chapters is a self-guided tour with an easy-to-follow map. Useful for walking, cycling, or driving and also as an armchair guide, Exploring Vancouver is thoroughly indexed and will have lasting reference value. The has been endorsed by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. It was shortlisted for the BC Book Prize and won an award from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. The Vancouver Sun describes the photographs as ‘stunning’ and the text as ‘compelling’. This is the fourth, entirely rewritten and reorganized, edition of Exploring Vancouver. The first edition (by Kalman and Roaf) was published in 1974 by the University of British Columbia Press.