Gott Peak
Gott Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

Two years ago, I was so excited to launch 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. Since then, I’ve been hard at work on a second guidebook.

I’m thrilled to announce Greystone Books is publishing Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Swimming Holes, Mountain Peaks, Waterfalls, and More. The publication date is May 11, 2021.

Here’s the publisher’s description of the book:

Discover 55 of the most beautiful hikes near Vancouver, each with an exciting destination to reward your efforts.

Stephen Hui, the bestselling author of 105 Hikes, shares 55 new day trips that celebrate nature big and small, including astonishing views like the Twin Sisters rising above Vancouver’s skyline, intriguing historical and geological sites, and hidden gems such as remote swimming holes and a 600-year-old tree. He covers sites from Duffey Lake and the Stein Valley in the north to Washington’s Cascade Range in the south, and from Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands in the west to Manning Park and the Coquihalla in the east. With each trail, Hui acknowledges the Indigenous territory it crosses, inspires hikers to look around — at fungi lining the forest floor, at carpets of wildflowers — and showcases stops of interest at nearby museums, wetlands, temples, and memorials. Each hike includes colour photographs, a topographic map, a trail description, and a difficulty rating — plus an at-a-glance summary of special features and recommendations for kids and shoulder season.

Just to be clear — Destination Hikes is an entirely new book featuring different trips than 105 Hikes. This forthcoming guide also contains more detailed trail descriptions and plenty of photos.

Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
Recognize the hike on the cover?

Did I mention the incredible Cecilia Point is writing the foreword for Destination Hikes? (A member of the Musqueam Nation, Point is a political activist who stood for more than 200 days at her people’s ancestral burial site to protect it from development in 2012. She works for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada.)

I can’t wait to get this book out into the world. For the latest updates, like Destination Hikes on Facebook. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

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