Due to unforseen circumstances we’ve had to cancel this talk. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. 

Do you dream of travel? Have you ever wondered what life was like for the early Viking explorers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you have something in common with best-selling author Bill Arnott.  Over the past two decades, Arnott has travelled the world in the footsteps of Vikings. On March 31 at 7:00 p.m. he’ll be sharing stories from his adventures.

Arnott will read excerpts and tell stories from his award-winning travel memoirs Gone Viking: A Travel Saga and Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries. This book talk promises to be an entertaining journey in the wake of history’s great explorers. There will be stories of Nordic rowers of longships and tales of modern-day Vikings. With insight and humour, Bill examines the world with a poetic perspective, a journalistic eye and a childlike sense of wonder.

Arnott will talk about what it’s like on a Viking longship and what’s hidden beneath Leif Ericson’s home. After this evening of engaging storytelling and inspiring photos, you will have “gone Viking” with this fun-loving author. And you won’t want to see the world any other way.

Bill Arnott has received many awards for his prose, poetry and song writing. He is an ABF International Book Awards and Whistler Independent Book Awards finalist. He is also a winner of the Miramichi Reader’s Very Best Book Award for nonfiction. For his travel expeditions, Arnott has been granted a Fellowship at London’s Royal Geographical Society.

This event will be held at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. We will also be broadcasting the presentation on Zoom. Bill Arnott’s Gone Viking Books will be available for signing at the book talk

If you prepay for a copy of Arnott’s latest book, Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries, you can attend the in-person event for free and have it signed.

In-person event

March 31, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $7.50 (free for members)

Free with purchase of book ($28.00)

To take advantage of the free book option, select the book in the dropdown menu when you book. Select only “buy the book and get in free – this option reserves the spot for you, and it gets you a copy of the book. You can pick up your book when you check in at the front desk.

Virtual Event

March 31, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: Free (registration is required)

If you plan to attend virtually, you can buy a copy of the book to pick up later. This is available as an optional add-on when you register. Bill Arnott will sign your book at the event. If you’d like him to address the autograph to someone, please include instructions in your comments.  

book cover for Gone Viking Beyond Boundaries

If you have any questions, or if you have difficulty booking this event, please email programs@vanmaritime.com.