Book trailer: Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia

Even seen a trailer for a hiking guidebook? Well, there’s a first time for everything.

Without further ado, I’d like to present the official book trailer for Destination Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Waterfalls, Mountain Peaks, Swimming Holes, and More.

A quick book teaser is also available for those with shorter attention spans.

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Destination Hikes: My next B.C. guidebook lands May 2021

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: Waterfalls, Mountain Peaks, Swimming Holes, and More. The publication date is May 11, 2021.

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

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Hikers, please stay the F home

Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park is closed. Photo: Stephen Hui

Author’s note: This open letter was written in the context of Phase 1 of B.C.’s Restart Plan, which ended May 18, 2020.

To my fellow hikers:

As we begin this long weekend, I have to admit I’m really disappointed by the apparent selfishness on display by many in the hiking community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Too many of us are asking “What loopholes can I find in the various public health advisories to justify my next hike?” instead of “What can I do to help limit the number of people who will die from coronavirus disease?”

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105 Hikes makes 2019 B.C. bestseller list

Twin Lakes. Photo: Stephen Hui
Twin Lakes. Photo: Stephen Hui

A year ago, I was thrilled to see 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia snag the #4 spot on the Top 20 B.C. Bestsellers of 2018 list. I’m pleased as punch to learn my book was a bestselling book in 2019 too.

105 Hikes squeaked onto the 2019 B.C. Bestsellers (All Publication Dates) list, taking the #20 spot. The B.C. Bestseller List is compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of B.C.

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Event: 105 Hikes book signing at Indigo Langley on September 6

San Juan Island. Photo: Stephen Hui
San Juan Island. Photo: Stephen Hui

Towards the end of the summer of 2019, Indigo Books & Music will host a book signing for 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia in Langley.

On Friday, September 6, I’ll be at Indigo Langley (115–20015 Langley Bypass) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re planning to attend, please let us know by RSVPing on Facebook.

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