Now in bookstores!

My new book, Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, features 55 fun hikes near Vancouver, including several in Washington.

Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
Available in paperback and ebook

Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids spans 248 pages and is packed with colour photos, topographic maps, handy charts, and fun facts. There’s even a field guide to more than 30 animals, fungi, and plants.

This book is not just for parents and children. These short hikes will appeal to everyone from beginner to expert hikers, to seniors, educators, dog owners, trail runners, nature lovers, birders, and forest bathers.

All of the trips described in this guide are different from those of my previous books, 105 Hikes and Destination Hikes. All together, the three books offer a total of 215 hikes!

Ready to get started? Check out the table of contents for Best Hikes and Nature Walks With Kids.


  • Foreword by Myia Antone
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Hiking With Kids
  • Safety, Ethics, and Etiquette
  • How to Use This Guide
  • Key to Map Symbols
  • Overview Map
  • Hikes at a Glance

Hikes North of Vancouver

North Vancouver

  1. Dog Mountain
  2. Fisherman’s Trail
  3. Rice Lake
  4. Lynn Canyon
  5. Capilano Canyon

West Vancouver and Lions Bay

  1. Cypress Falls
  2. Lost Lake
  3. Bowen Lookout
  4. Erin Moore Trail


  1. Four Lakes Trail
  2. Brohm Lake
  3. Levette Lake
  4. Cheakamus Canyon
  5. Berg Lake


  1. Cal-Cheak Trail
  2. Train Wreck Falls
  3. One Duck Lake
  4. Parkhurst Ghost Town
  5. Ancient Cedars Trail

Duffey Lake

  1. Holly Lake

Hikes East of Vancouver

Burnaby to Coquitlam

  1. Burnaby Mountain
  2. Jug Island Beach
  3. Sasamat Lake 
  4. Woodland Walk 

Maple Ridge

  1. Alouette Valley Trail
  2. Lower Falls Trail

Mission to Harrison Hot Springs

  1. Railway Trail
  2. Steelhead Falls
  3. Hoover Lake
  4. Hicks Lake


  1. Mount Thom
  2. Three Bears
  3. Thaletel Trail

Hope and Coquihalla Pass

  1. Thacker Mountain
  2. Little Douglas Lake

E.C. Manning Provincial Park

  1. Similkameen Trail
  2. Flash Lake

Hikes West of Vancouver

Howe Sound

  1. Dorman Point
  2. Killarney Lake

Sunshine Coast

  1. Chapman Falls
  2. Homesite Caves
  3. Pender Hill
  4. Klein Lake
  5. Skookumchuck Narrows

Gulf Islands

  1. Gray Peninsula
  2. Pebble Beach
  3. Echo Valley Trail


  1. McKenzie Bight
  2. Sooke Potholes

Hikes South of Vancouver


  1. Lummi Peak
  2. Chuckanut Falls
  3. Teddy Bear Cove

Anacortes and San Juan Islands

  1. Rosario Head
  2. Goose Rock
  3. Young Hill

Wild Sights

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Fungi
  • Acknowledgements
  • Best Hikes by Category
  • Hikes by Distance
  • Hikes by Elevation Gain
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author and Photographer

Trails map

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New books

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