Statlu Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Statlu Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui

What’s on your hit list for the hiking season?

55 hikes in B.C. and Washington to add your list

My second book, Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, offers 55 trails for your consideration. Add those to the 105 hikes in my first book, and that’s 160 trips — enough to keep anyone busy for a while.

It’s time to take the wraps off the table of contents for Destination Hikes. What follows is the full list of 55 hikes featured in the new book, due out May 11 and now available for pre-order.

Hikes North of Vancouver

Gott Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui
Gott Peak. Photo: Stephen Hui

North Shore

  1. Elsay Lake
  2. South Needle
  3. Kennedy Falls
  4. Dam Mountain
  5. Twin Sisters (The Lions)


  1. Petgill Lake
  2. Slhánay’
  3. Echo Lake
  4. Crooked Falls


  1. Helm Lake
  2. Cheakamus Lake
  3. Singing Pass
  4. Decker Mountain
  5. Wedgemount Lake


  1. Semaphore Lakes
  2. Marriott Basin
  3. Blowdown Pass
  4. Gotcha Peak
  5. Gott Peak

Hikes East of Vancouver

Lady Franklin Rock. Photo: Stephen Hui

Port Moody and Coquitlam

  1. Diez Vistas Trail
  2. Dennett Lake

Maple Ridge to Harrison Hot Springs

  1. East Canyon Trail
  2. Mount Nutt Viewpoints
  3. Statlu Lake


  1. Chadsey Lake
  2. Taggart Peak


  1. Pierce Lake
  2. Greendrop Lake
  3. Flora Pass
  4. Radium Lake

Hope and Fraser Canyon

  1. Eaton Lake
  2. Hozomeen Lake
  3. Mount Lincoln

Coquihalla Pass

  1. Yak Peak
  2. Zoa Peak

E.C. Manning Provincial Park

  1. Ghostpass Lake
  2. Punch Bowl Pass
  3. Poland Lake
  4. Derek Falls

Hikes West of Vancouver

Mount Killam. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount Killam. Photo: Stephen Hui

Howe Sound and Sunshine Coast

  1. Mount Killam
  2. Mount Elphinstone
  3. Mount Hallowell

Gulf Islands

  1. Mount Galiano
  2. Bodega Ridge


  1. Extension Ridge
  2. Mount Benson

Hikes South of Vancouver

Hidden Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui
Hidden Lake. Photo: Stephen Hui


  1. Lookout Mountain
  2. Lost Lake
  3. Chuckanut Ridge
  4. North Butte

Mount Baker Wilderness

  1. Welcome Pass
  2. Lake Ann

Cascade River to Washington Pass

  1. Hidden Lake Lookout
  2. Cascade Pass
  3. Blue Lake

Everything looks better on a map, right? My interactive map shows the general locations of the 55 hikes.

When you take a hike, please remember to leave a trip plan, carry the 10 essentials, and practice Leave No Trace principles. (I’ve included some helpful tips in the book.)

Less than two months to go!


New books

Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
Destination Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia