Haig-Brown, Roderick Langmere National Historic Person

Campbell River, British Columbia
Address : Campbell River, British Columbia

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2014-09-30
Life Date: 1908 to 1976
  • 1908 to 1976 (Flourished)

Other Name(s):
  • Haig-Brown, Roderick Langmere (1908-1976)  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 2013-09A(P); 2013-09(P)

Importance: A prolific author whose works continue to hold broad appeal and eloquently describe the British Columbia wilderness.


RODERICK LANGMERE HAIG-BROWN (1908–1976) This prolific author expressed a deep understanding of the complex relationship between humanity and nature. Immigrating to Canada at 18, he found happiness on Vancouver Island, working outdoors and writing about land, rivers, wildlife, and associated human experiences, such as fly-fishing. An early and outspoken conservationist, he argued for the protection of the natural world as well as community, just when the province was beginning rapid resource exploitation. Haig-Brown’s many works of fiction and non-fiction, renowned for their evocative descriptions and lyrical, unassuming style, continue to hold broad appeal.