Skywalk North. Photo: Stephen Hui/105 Hikes
Skywalk North. Photo: Stephen Hui

The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and in northern Washington.

For nearly 50 years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. Author Stephen Hui carries on the Macarees’ legacy in 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia—an all-new, expanded follow-up inspired by their beloved classic.

With an additional selection of trails on the islands and in Washington’s North Cascades, options for hiking with children, and rainy day recommendations, 105 Hikes covers a wider area and wider range of abilities than its predecessor. Like the Macarees, Hui provides detailed information about how to get to each trailhead (including transit options, where available), distance and elevation gains, estimated hiking times, and points of natural or historical interest. But he also includes all-new features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes in the book; tips for hiking safely and ethically; clear, topographical colour maps; a rating system for hike quality and difficulty; Indigenous place names where appropriate; and shorter or longer options for many outings. The resulting guidebook is both more extensive and user-friendly than ever before—a comprehensive, authoritative guide for trekking in all seasons.

For further details, check out the table of contents and meet the contributors.

  • Publisher: Greystone Books (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • Description:
    • Format: Paperback (ebook also available)
    • Dimensions: 5.5” x 8.5”
    • Pages: 256 (106 maps, 115 photos, full colour throughout)
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  • Publication date: May 26, 2018
  • List price: $24.95 CAD / $18.95 USD / £13.99 GBP

A portion of the revenue from sales of 105 Hikes will benefit the British Columbia Mountaineering Club, one of the province’s oldest outdoors clubs. Since its establishment in 1907, BCMC members have blazed new routes, made first ascents, and explored near and far corners of the Coast Mountains and beyond.

About the author and photographer

The author. Photo: Sarah Palmer
The author. Photo: Sarah Palmer

Stephen Hui has been hiking, backpacking, and scrambling in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains for 25 years. His outdoor writing and photography have appeared in the Georgia Straight, where he was the web editor and technology editor, as well as the Toronto Sun, Le Journal de Montréal, Where Vancouver, and Mount Baker Experience.

Born and based in Vancouver, B.C. — in the territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓il̓wətaʔɬ) First Nations — Hui works for an environmental organization and serves as the vice president of the Wanderung Outdoor Recreation Society. 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is his first book.

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