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Born in the Netherlands, Leo Buijs immigrated to Canada in 1978, with his wife and two boys. He used to live in Victoria and moved to Courtenay B.C., where he lives now with his wife and his Dutch Sheepdog Femke. In 2003 he wrote ’50 Best Dog Walks around Victoria’ which sold out very quickly. After his move up-island, the first print of ‘Best Dog Walks on Vancouver Island’ appeared in 2006 followed by a second print in 2008. In 2010 he published the very popular ‘BEERS of British Columbia’ book. Besides dogs, his foremost passion is travel, and often takes his dog along the way. He also loves to sail and write. The current updated and revised edition is his third book on dog-walks. During the same time-frame he wrote occasional travel features for Whistler’s ‘Pique Magazine’ and he was a regular contributor to ‘The Gringo Gazette,’ an English language paper in Baja California. In 1999, he was featured in the June issue of ‘Boulevard Magazine’ with winning photographs from Africa and South America.
His latest creation was a small size photo book called ‘Children around the World’ which was published with Blurb. In 2016 that book has been converted to a true coffee-table book with almost twice the number of photographs and is available with Amazon world-wide.
He is currently working on a new book and hopes to publish that in the fall of this year.